some have called me a foodie, and someone else mentioned the label of tea snob, but i would have to say, i will admit to being a vinegar and oil aficionado. i have come to love fustini’s oils and vinegars. these shops are located in traverse city, holland, petoskey, and ann arbor Michigan. my favorite shop is the traverse city store up North.
each of these shops offers the best tasting oils and vinegars around. i would have to say that visiting these stores is a must, if you love eating food. as you read through their website, be sure to check out their recipe section. http://www.fustinis.com/recipes/categories.asp
although the recipe i made isn’t on their website, but one of my own, i think the taste of any of their products is beyond fantastic. the unique flavors of oils and vinegars and the combinations of them exceed anything that i have found in any market, including several gourmet markets.
my favorite flavors from fustini’s have to be Persian lime olive oil and cinnamon pear balsamic vinegar. i used these two to mix with the vegetable ingredients of a Greek pita chicken sandwich.
to make this recipe:
whisk 2 tablespoons Persian lime olive oil, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon pear vinegar together and then add the following: 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes, 1 cup chopped cucumber, 1 cup chopped green pepper, 2/3 cup chopped red onion, 1/2 cup chopped radishes, and 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley together in a medium glass bowl. allow the ingredients to mingle.
grill chicken strips. warm pita pockets. add about 2/3 cup chopped feta to the vegetable mixture and assemble the pita pocket sandwiches. slice and serve.
these sandwiches are wonderful with a side salad or fruit.