Olivia’s Panzanella Salad with Butter & Garlic Croutons

April 1, 2011

Salad Ingredients: 1 box or 2 cups Olivia’s Butter & Garlic Croutons, slightly crushed 2 cups ripe tomato, in chucks, seeds removed 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 cup cucumber, in chunks, seeds removed ¼ cup capers, or substitute sliced Kalamata olives ½ cup fresh basil leaves, slightly chopped Vinaigrette Ingredients: 3 Tbsp red […]

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Hot soup on a cold winter day…

February 3, 2011

Yesterday we were engulfed in a seemingly endless snow storm.  Over 500 schools were closed.  Wow, what a wonderful day!  I cross country skied in the morning and spent the rest of the day with a hot cup of tea catching up with my desk. Naturally on a day like this, soup is a perfect […]

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The Color “Crouton”

December 23, 2010

A Google alert recently came to my email box advertising a pair of boots in the color “crouton”.  I began to think… to us at Olivia’s the color “crouton” is obvious; a vivid golden brown created by rich oils and seasonings as our croutons bake into the crisp morsels we proudly display through the window […]

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Growing garlic at Olivia’s…

December 20, 2010

Olivia’s “lives” on an incredible farm in New Haven, Vermont.  Blessed with unbelievable soil, we have had great success with our wheat.  This year we harvested 90,000 lbs of wheat berries and we are having our flour milled at a local mill and blending it into our bread recipes. With our wheat success, we are […]

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Olivia’s Turkey Meatloaf

December 14, 2010

Our “Can’t Wait for Thanksgiving Turkey Meatloaf” becomes “Remembering Thanksgiving Turkey Meatloaf” this time of year.  We still crave that comforting taste combination of turkey and stuffing, baked in a yummy pork and onion gravy. After a cold day outside, shoveling snow, or cross country skiing, come inside and smell the turkey and poultry seasonings, […]

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Olivia’s Pork Loin

November 16, 2010

Olivia’s Stuffed Pork Loin 1 pork tenderloin 2 ½ cups of Olivia’s Stuffing or Croutons* ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped celery 2 Tbsp butter 1 ½ cups chicken broth Salt & pepper to taste 2 slices of bacon Butchers string *The great thing about this recipe is that almost all of our croutons […]

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Jarlsberg Soup and Olivia’s Croutons, a yummy combination…

October 22, 2010

At this time of year we naturally begin craving soups. For a warm, homemade soup I can’t think of a better topper than Olivia’s Croutons. The added crunch and heartiness can turn a simple soup into a meal. Last week my associate Heidi brought in a delicious Jarlsburg and Veggie soup that was just perfect […]

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Amos, just being Amos.

October 6, 2010


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Faces on the Farm: The People of Olivia’s Croutons

September 23, 2010

Name: Judy Job at Olivia’s: Bread Cutter/Packing/ Go-to Lady when all else fails! What do you like best about working at Olivia’s?: Work is close to home; not far to drive! What do you least like about working at Olivia’s?: The basement! What is your favorite crouton or product that we make at Olivia’s? Vermont […]

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A Taste of Tuscany for Gardners with Too Many Tomatoes (and anyone else)

September 9, 2010

Originating in Tuscany, panzanella is prefect for the late-summer days when tomatoes are abundant in your garden or local farmer’s market. This recipe includes Olivia’s Croutons for a twist on the classic dish.

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