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Olive Oil Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts

1.       Cut off the browned ends of the Brussel sprouts and place in an oven-safe dish.

2.       Drizzle Twisted Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil*

3.       Toss with salt and pepper.

4.        Roast at 450 for 25 minutes until edges are browned and crispy.

5.       While the sprouts are roasting, cook bacon, chop and drain the excess fat on a paper towel.

6.       Once the Brussel sprouts are cooked, toss in the bacon and throw in a handful or so of chopped walnuts for added crunch. 

7. Drizzle Aged Balsamic** over as a finishing sauce....

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Naperville Tops List of Most Desired Place to Live by Chicago

Naperville has been chosen as the most desirable place to live according to an NBC 5 Chicago Poll.  More than 1000 Chicago Residents were asked in a recent survey by Charles Schwab to choose the place they would most like to call home. Naperville was the number one choice beating out well known communities such as Lincoln Park, River North, Evanston and Schaumburg....

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Roasted Potatoes


  • 3 pounds small red or white potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Twisted Olive EVOO


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, Toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning.....

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Autumn Spinach Salad


  • 6 ounces fresh spinach 1 cup dry small pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • Goat Cheese
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Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake


  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 3 blood oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil....
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232 S. Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 778-9550

® 2015 Twisted Olive Imports All right reserved
232 S. Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 778-9550