Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter X

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Sunshine Eats: X-tra Virgin Olive Oil Dipping Sauce! It’s no secret I’m a bread-lover. Just like chocolate, wine, and cheese….the key is moderation. I look to the French culture for validation. Their motto seems to be “use quality ingredients and fresh foods” for the best flavor. And I believe it. During my visit to Paris and the south of France, I noticed open markets everywhere and held often. Preservatives are pretty much absent. Nutrition rules. Grow an herb garden. Crush dried herbs to release flavor. That being said, go ahead and reach for the bread basket, just don’t eat the whole thing!
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 

1/4 teaspoon parsley

1/4 teaspoon oregano 

1/4 teaspoon marjoram 

1/4 teaspoon basil 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated

1 tablespoon red wine or balsamic vinegar 

Bakery baguette, sliced

Pour olive oil into a measuring cup. Add garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, oregano, marjoram, basil, and kosher salt. Whisk to blend flavors. Add parmesan cheese. Stir. Marinate at room temperature for one hour to enhance flavors. Stir and pour onto a plate or shallow bowl. “Dot” oil with balsamic vinegar. Serve with baguette bread. 

19 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter X

  1. So Gail you have come to the end of making eating your way. Y Z are now left.
    A big congratulations on that.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘
    Now this dish being served with bread attracts my attention and my saliva is not much left since you have come to X , I mean after showing through till all the Alphabets. Hahaha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  2. You know I always love it when I go restaurants and they have a fresh and warm bread basket with an olive oil dipping sauce. But I never thought of making something at home.. Thank you for this lovely recipe. it’s so easy yet sounds so delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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