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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Cooks in Your Life

Ahh, mom.  After all she’s done for you what can you possibly get her for Mothers Day?  You can’t give back the countless hours, sweat and tears that she put into creating you, but you can make her understand that you would if you could.

Mother’s Day is about showing the women in your life how much you appreciate everything that they do and how much you care.   This year take five minutes to give her something that shows true thought instead of picking up flowers that will wilt in a day or chocolates which (at least around our house) tend to disappear even faster than flowers.

Personalized Olive Oil not only shows thought but she will actually use it and enjoy it for the next several months. Trust me, she will be touched!  Olive Oil is perfect for the women in your life that enjoying cooking and those that just enjoy eating.  It is healthy, sophisticated and fun.

Mediterranean Drizzles has many different gift sets to choose from.  Plus, every olive oil bottle’s label is 100% customizable, meaning the gift set you buy will be different and unique, and perfectly match the recipient’s personality.

mother's day gift, gifts for mom, gifts for cooks, gifts for mother's dayThe Marsa gift basket will satisfy her chef aspirations and will put her in prime position to create the flavorful and elegant cuisine of her dreams.  It comes with:

  • Your Choice of Three Different Infused Olive Oils
  • Breadsticks made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Wild Mushroom Linguine pasta
  • Tomato, Spinach and Garlic Linguine pasta
  • Artisan baked Crackers made with Olive
  • Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta Jar

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The Tunis gift box is a must have for any woman who wants to get started seriously cooking. With four bottles of infused olive oil, customizable labels, and a reusable wooden case, this allows you to experiment with different infused Olive Oils in your dishes.

 

Now that you have some high-quality olive oil, here’s a recipe to get started.  And if mom doesn’t feel like baking, maybe you can bake it for her?  She’s bound to enjoy that!  Below is a recipe for Olive Oil Cake with a Blueberry Mascarpone Frosting. If that’s not the perfect start or end to Mother’s Day, we don’t know what is.

Ingredients

10760_olive_oil_cakeFor the cake:

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 5 large eggs separated, plus 2 additional whites
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested
  • 1/2 cup sweet sherry (recommended: Vin Santo)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt

For the topping:

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pint mascarpone

Directions

LR0301-1_Olive-Oil-Cake_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscapeFor the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper, and brush the sides with oil
  3. Combine the egg yolks, sugar and lemon zest
  4. Beat the eggs and sugar until they become very pale and thick and have doubled in size
  5. Slowly beat in the 3/4 cup of olive oil and sherry
  6. Gently stir in the flour using a wooden spoon
  7. Mix just until the flour is combined
  8. In a different bowl, beat all the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks
  9. Using 1/3 of the egg white mixture at a time, fold into the egg yolk mixture
  10. Once all of the egg whites are combined, transfer the mixture to the prepared springform pan
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean and let cool

For the topping:

  1. Combine the blueberries, lemon zest, sugar, cinnamon and water in a saucepan
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until the berries have burst and the liquid has reduced to a jam consistency
  3. Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Cool completely before serving

Serve a slice of the cake with the blueberries and a dollop of mascarpone.

And don’t forget, that every single bottle of 100% extra virgin olive oil from Mediterranean Drizzles can become a gift with a customized label. Show your love this Mother’s day with a personalized gift that she can really put to use.