Our Master Miller Bob Singletary has a lemon tree in his backyard and he likes to fish. That gives you clues about how Bob likes to use extra virgin olive oil in his kitchen. In the second of a two-part Q&A, we ask Bob about his cooking and how he spends his free time. He also talks about becoming a grandfather. (Click here to read the first part of the Q&A
.) How do you like to use our extra virgin olive oils at home?
I'm lucky to have a Meyer lemon tree in my backyard. I use the lemons and our oil
to make all my salad dressings. I also drizzle our oil over asparagus and artichokes. My favorite dish involves sautéed fish. Once the fish is in the oil I add spinach, sliced tomatoes, sliced lemons, pine nuts, and garlic. When the spinach starts to wilt the fish is done, and I spread the entire dish over rice. The flavors blend together beautifully. Again, I'm very lucky because I go to Mexico fishing every year and am able to enjoy my catch with our excellent extra virgin olive oil.How have you been using the Limited Reserve extra virgin olive oil?
That's a very special oil. When blending this oil we use the most intense flavor profiles from two different oils, the Arbequina
. The two together make a very robust flavored oil. I really like the Limited Reserve
on spinach salads. Of course the dipping of great sourdough French bread with basil, mozzarella cheese, and thin sliced garden fresh tomatoes is always a show stopper.What do you like to do in your free time?
For many years I've traveled to Mexico to fish and relax. It's so enjoyable, and when I return I'm refreshed and ready to tackle my projects with gusto. I'm very proud to say I won't be going fishing this year, because my one-and-only daughter is going to have my first grandchild. I can't begin to describe how excited I am about this child. I'm getting along in my years and have been praying for a long time to be able to enjoy a grandchild. Again, how lucky I am. I can always go fishing!Bon appétit,Your friends at California Olive Ranch