2014-12 December

posted Dec 3, 2014, 7:03 AM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 9:15 AM ]

December 2014 Newsletter

Steve’s Gourmet Olives
Delicious Wine-Marinated Olives

Locally owned & operated
Delicious artisanal olives made locally
Spice up a recipe or dress up a cocktail
 Great for entertaining, snacking and gifting
 Sold at “ABC Fine Wines” and gourmet food &
 fine wine stores throughout central Florida

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Happy holidays, we love this time of year! Office demands tend to slow a bit as vacations begin and there are lots of parties and opportunities to cook, bake and celebrate. How many parties will you attend this holiday season? Don’t know what to bring? A crock pot of meatballs is always a crowd-pleaser, or perhaps a gourmet olive platter may do the trick. Hosting a cocktail party? Then stock up on spirits, mixers and garnishes and print off our new martini recipe. Don’t know what to bring as a hostess gift? Stay tuned, lots of new items to help meet your gift-giving needs this month.

November was an action-packed month. On November 7th, we participated in the 1st annual Local Evolution market at Darwin Brewery in Bradenton. It was a night of local food, music and fun in a great outdoor setting and we are looking forward to more Local Evolution markets soon. November 8th was the 28th Annual Zoofari at Lowry Park Zoo. Approximately 4,000 guests attended and our tent was full of hungry people sampling olives and meatballs all night. Check out all the photos on our website. Thank you Holly & Jason Szabo and Sue & Jeff Etter for your help. We are super excited to be collaborating with Cigar City Brewpub in Carrollwood!  We have created new olive flavors using our Pirate recipe and 3 of their incredible craft beers. Look for more news of this soon. November 22nd was the 6th Annual Shopapalooza Festival in St Petersburg sponsored by LocalShops1. There were 130 vendors selling their hand-crafted products in Straub Park all day. It was Tampa Bay’s alternative to Black Friday and a great kick-off to the holiday season. We also attended 4 tasting events at ABC Fine Wines this month. These events offer the best way to get introduced to over 100 craft beers, wines and spirits in a single 2 hour time period, for a mere $10. What a deal. 

New Items

You asked for it, we finally have it. New martini olives! Spanish Manzanilla olives, pimento-stuffed, marinated in our signature Pirate recipe. Available in both mild and spicy versions, they are perfect for a dirty martini or spicy Bloody Mary. Sold directly from us right now, hopefully sold at ABC Fine Wines in the New Year. 

Recipe of the Month
Introducing the “The Perfect Dirty Martini with Steve’s Gourmet Olives”. Go to the recipe page and print it off. Handy for holiday gatherings.

Gift Items
We have added several gift items for the holiday season. Whether you need a gift for your best friend, your boss, or that hard-to-buy-for relative, we have you covered.  All items hand made by us or our friend. The towels custom made by Sharon Haley at shaleydesigns.com, everything else created by Steve & me. There is an order form attached to the monthly newsletter that can be emailed back to me at  susan@stevesgourmetolives.com. Order deadline is December 17th. Also, all items can be purchased in person at 3 holiday markets December 9th, December 12th, and December 21st. See event calendar

Steve's Gourmet Olives - Holiday Gift Items
Deadline for orders - Dec 17th.   All orders fulfilled - Dec 21st.
Cash or Credit Cards accepted. Call Susan at 727 644-7500 with questions.

1.  Olives - 12 oz jars, wine-marinated with fresh garlic, herbs and peppers.    $9.99 each
8 flavors
Greek (no pits)                 Mild               Spicy
Italian Medley (pits)          Mild               Spicy
Spanish (no pits)              Mild               Spicy
Pirate (pits)                     Mild               Spicy


2.  Custom-made Bar Towels - 8 designs with festive fabric edging and quote embroidered on each, including Steve's Gourmet Olives logo. "Bon Appetit", "Spicy Enough to Walk the Plank for", "Some Like it Hot", and  "Cheers".                                                             $12.99 each








3.  Hand-Made Martini Twizzles - stainless steel, various designs               $9.99 each



4.  Hand-Made Wine Glass Charms - 5 per set, 2 designs, hippy & pirate       $9.99 per set



5.  Wine Cork Key Chains - various designs                                                       $6.99 each


6.  Gift Baskets - customizable                                                                              $19.99 - $69.99

$69.99 basket

$59.99 basket

$19.99 package

Call Susan Dodd at 727 644-7500 with questions
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