Third Street Oil and Vinegar

Butternut Apricot Pound Cake

Butternut Apricot Pound Cake


1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

¾ cup Butternut Squash Seed Oil

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 cans apricots (save juice)


4 oz cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

Reserved juice

1 tbsp Butternut Squash Seed Oil




Oven Temp – 350

Baking Time 70-90 minutes

Pan Type – 10 inch tube pan




Preheat oven, grease (sprayed) and flour pan

Mix all ingredients in order listed for cake. Pour into prepared pan. Bake. Turn out of pan – ½ hour later. Blend cream cheese, sugar, oil and enough juice to make spreadable. Frost heavily while slightly warm.

Written by Cara Lagunas — April 12, 2014

Cremini, Blue Cheese, & Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil Flat Bread.

Cremini, Blue Cheese, & Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil Flat Bread.

Flat Bread Dough
2 1/2 cups of AP unbleached flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Mushroom Topping
1 large shallot, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms such as Cremini, Shitake, Oyster, Porcnini, Chanterelle, etc. sea salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste
To make the flat bread dough, mix together the olive oil, warm water, yeast, and sugar. Allow to sit for five minutes to bloom. Blend the salt with the flour and mix with the wet ingredients to form a somewhat moist dough.
Knead the dough for about five minutes adding just a bit of flour if it becomes too sticky, until a smooth dough forms. Divide in to two balls and set aside covered in a warm place to rise until doubled, for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the mushroom topping. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt to taste. Saute until they just begin to turn a light golden-brown color. Add the sliced shallot and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the shallot is sweet, soft, and also gently caramelized. Adjust seasoning as desired with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool while the dough rises. Alternatively, you can use your bread machine or stand mixer to mix and knead the dough.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
To assemble, roll each flat dough ball in to a very thin circle, approximately 8" in diameter. Place the rolled dough on to a sheet pan or pizza pan either greased with olive oil, lined with parchment, or dusted with cornmeal.
Arrange the caramelized mushroom-shallot mixture evenly over both pieces of dough. Sprinkle each with equal portions of crumbled blue cheese, and another drizzle of Mushroom-Sage Olive Oil, and additional fresh ground pepper (if desired). Slide the flat bread in to the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and beginning to caramelize and the crust is golden brown and slightly puffed. Rotate the flat bread half way through the cooking process to ensure that each cooks evenly.
Serves 4-6

Written by Cara Lagunas — April 04, 2014

Roasted Beet Salad with Cranberry-Pear Blasamic

Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese & Toasted Pecans



1 1/2 pounds fresh beets

8 oz. Chevre (fresh goat cheese)

6 cups baby arugula or mixed greens

1 cup whole pecans, toasted

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar

1 tablespoon good quality grainy mustard

fresh ground pepper to taste

1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons UP extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400. Trim the beets and wrap in one foil packet drizzled with a tablespoon of water. Roast for 1 hour or until tender when pierced through with a knife. Once the cooked beets are cool enough to handle, peel them by rubbing the skin off between paper towels. Warning: This will dye your hands bright red. Cut the peeled beets in to 1" pieces and toss with 2 tablespoons of Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic whisked together with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and set aside. In a medium size bowl, whisk the remaining Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic with the grainy mustard until well combined. Slowly drizzle in your olive oil of choice, whisking constantly until the mixture is thickened or emulsified. Add freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste. Arrange the greens in a bowl or on a platter and dress with the Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic vinaigrette. Add the marinated roasted beets to the salad, along with the crumbled fresh goat cheese and toasted pecans. Serves 6-8 generous portions


Written by Cara Lagunas — April 03, 2014

We host private events!!!

Yes, we have the space and add in the fun of mixing your favorite flavors right here - it is a party waiting to happen!  Just call or email the store and we can set something up. Groups of any size are welcome! or 503-474-2668

Written by Cara Lagunas — March 30, 2014



$1 off refilled bottles

1) Rinse with dish soap and warm water

2) Put in the dishwasher upside down

3) Dry in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour

Hints: make sure to remove all stickers and foil from the bottle. Discard the cork stopper, we will provide you with a new one. Bottles will be HOT when coming out of the oven! Be careful! If still soiled, repeat steps.

We cannot refill a bottle with any water in it. Bottles are refillable NOT exchangeable.

Written by Cara Lagunas — March 07, 2014

Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Agrumato Olive Oil Madeleines

Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Agrumato Olive Oil Madeleines



1 cup flour + 1/4 cup for pan

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1/3 cup Blood Orange Agrumato (fused) Olive Oil + 1 tablespoon for greasing pan


Preheat the oven to 375.Grease a 12 portion madeleine pan with blood orange olive oil and then dust with flour.Combine the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes until light and thick. Add the olive oil and beat for another minute. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa in another bowl and fold in to the wet ingredients making sure to not leave any dry spots. Spoon in the to the prepared madeleine mold(s) and bake in the upper portion of the oven for 10-12 minutes, or just until the tops spring back when lightly touched and the edges begin to darken slightly.Immediately un-mold the cookies on to a rack to cool. If you only have one madeleine pan, clean it and repeat the process above a second time as this recipe makes 2 dozen cookies. Allow to cool and enjoy.

These are best fresh, the day they're made.

Written by Cara Lagunas — March 06, 2014

Ridiculous brownies

Get a packet from the store.... yeah, not that fancy, I know. But instead of vegetable oil, use Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It may take longer to back, but it is worth the wait!  Then drizzle Vanilla Balsamic on top of it.  There are no words for how good this is!

Written by Cara Lagunas — February 15, 2014

Persian Lime Aioli and Persian Lime/White Chocolate Fudge (not together :))

Persian Lime Aioli

2 fresh garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. sea salt

1 large egg yolk

1 Tbs. fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup neutral oil such as safflower or grape seed oil

1/2 cup Persian Lime extra virgin olive oil


Place the garlic and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade or in a blender. Pulse for a few seconds. Add the egg yolk and lime juice. With the motor running, slowly add the safflower oil in a thin stream. Without turning the motor off, add the Persian Lime extra virgin olive slowly in a thin stream. Taste and finish with more salt if necessary.



White Chocolate & Persian Lime Olive Oil Fudge

  • 1/4 cup Persian Lime Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 lb white chocolate morsels
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • finely grated zest of two limes, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Grease an 8" x 8" square baking pan. Combine sugar, lime zest, Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lime juice, butter and sour cream in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils, stirring constantly. Continue boiling over medium heat or until a candy thermometer reaches 238 degrees. Remove from heat, stir marshmallows and white chocolate until melted and mixture is smooth. Immediately pour fudge into greased pan and let stand about 10 minutes until top is firm to touch. Using a knife, score top of fudge to make fudge squares. Refrigerate about 1 hour. When cool and firm, cut out fudge.

Written by Cara Lagunas — January 11, 2014

Lime-Chipotle Olive Oil Aioli Coleslaw Recipe

Lime-Chipotle Olive Oil Aioli Coleslaw Recipe

Chipotle-Lime Aioli Ingredients

1 cup Chipotle Olive Oil

2 large egg yolks at room temperature**

2 garlic cloves, smashed

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


In the bowl of a food processor or blender jar, add the egg yolks, salt, garlic and lime juice. Process until well combined.


VERY SLOWLY, drop by drop, begin to drizzle in the Chipotle Olive Oil while the machine is running. Extreme patience must be taken with this slow process, as too much olive oil poured in at once will cause the sauce to break.


Once the olive oil is completely poured in and emulsified, remove the aioli to a sealed container and refrigerate. This condiment is fabulous on coleslaw, sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, shoes... basically anything.


**This recipe contains raw egg yolks. If you have a compromised immune system, you can use pasteurized eggs for this recipe.


Makes 1 1/4 cups of aioli


Spicy Jalapeno-Chipotle Lime Coleslaw


1 medium head of cabbage shredded

1 recipe for Chipotle-Lime Aioli

1 large jalapeno, seeded, de-ribbed and finely minced

1 bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed and finely minced1/3 cup finely shredded red onion1 tablespoon lime juice

Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve over a fried chicken sandwich or as a side dish.

Makes approximately 6-8 cups of coleslaw

Written by Cara Lagunas — January 11, 2014

Lemon Olive Oil Ideas... Cake and Gelato!?!?!!!

Toasted Almond & Lemon Agrumato Cake with Strawberry Preserves

Almond-Lemon Agrumato Cake

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour + more for flouring pan

1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted and then ground fine in a blender, grinder or food processor

1/2 cup fresh Lemon Agrumato Olive Oil + more for greasing pan

4 large eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 and adjust the rack to the middle of the oven. Using agrumato lemon olive oil, grease and flour one 9" cake pan.

Combine the eggs, sugar, lemon agrumato olive oil, vanilla, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk to thoroughly combine. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, whisking after each addition. Pour in to the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for five minutes in the pan and then gently run a knife around the side to loosen and invert on to a rack to fully cool. Fresh

Strawberry Preserve Topping

4 cups washed, hulled, strawberries sliced thin

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Combine the strawberries, sugar, zest, and juice in a heavy saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 7 minutes being careful that the contents do not boil over. Set aside and allow to thicken as it cools to room temperature before spreading over cake with a dollop of lightly whipped cream on each slice (optional)


Blueberry & Fresh Lemon Olive Oil Gelato


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup Lemon Augrumato Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


For the Blueberry Puree Combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup of sugar and lemon zest together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally, being mindful that l that the pot does not boil over or burn. Keep the berries on medium heat until they release their juices and the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and strain, pressing the skins to release all the juices. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, place in a sealed bowl to chill for least two hours.

For the Gelato Custard Base:

In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, cream and salt. Cook until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow, for about five minutes. Drizzle in the olive oil and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

Slowly add 2 cups of the hot milk mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, beating until combined. Pour the yolk mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Place the pan over medium-low heat and cook, continuously whisking, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon or until it reaches 175°F.

Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Place the bowl in a larger one partially filled with ice water and cool the custard to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Add the chilled blueberry puree to the custard and stir to combine. Place the mixture in to the ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the gelato to a chilled container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, before serving.

Written by Cara Lagunas — January 11, 2014

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