KUTV Trolley Square 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

KUTV Trolley Square 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Enter to win prizes from stores in Trolley Square during our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

We Olive: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We Olive: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

(KUTV) Salt Lake City - Chef Josh Garcia, Co-Owner and resident chef at We Olive in Trolley Square, showed Dave Gunderson how to use high-quality olive oils to make a Thanksgiving side dish stand out.

Do You Know How to Taste Olive Oil?

ABC 4 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 22, 2016

VIDEO: Do You Know How to Taste Olive Oil?

ARTICLE: by Tiffany Gulden

By: Tiffany Gulden | Posted: Dec 22, 2016 10:56 AM MST | Updated: Dec 22, 2016 11:53 AM MST

The best way to discover an oil's flavor is to sip it "neat" - meaning on its own without bread or other food.  This will allow you to savor the oil's flavor without distraction.

Chef Josh Garcia, co-owner of We Olive in Trolley Square joined Midday to talk all about olive oil.

He suggests the 4 S's when tasting.

  1. Swirl: This releases the oil's aroma molecules.  Keep the oil covered until ready to sniff.
  2. Sniff: Uncover the oil and quickly inhale from the rim of the cup.  Take note of the intensity and the description of the aroma.
  3. Slurp: Take a small sip of the oil while also "sipping" some air.  This slurping action emulsifies the oil and helps to spread it throughout your mouth.
  4. Swallow: An oil's pungency is judged by a sensation in your throat so you must swallow at least a small amount to thoroughly evaluate it.

Chef Garcia also talked about how to host an olive oil tasting party.

First, select your olive oils.  It's important to choose different styles of EVOO to showcase the possibilities.  Chef Garcia recommends selecting a delicate and mild oil, a few medium bodied, fruity oils, and a robust and pungent olive oil. Any of their expert staff at We Olive can help with your selections.

Second, choose the foods you will serve with your EVOO.  After your guests have tasted the olive oils, they'll want to try the oils on different foods.  Consider setting up a DIY crostini bar with soft cheese, like ricotta and goat cheese, prepared tapenades and spreads, roasted veggies and fresh or dried fruits.  Don't forget some of the Aged Balsamic Vinegar! 

Third, make sure your setup is user-friendly.  Provide small disposable tasting cups and plates for tasting olive oil. 

Fourth, consider a wine pairing.  If you'll be serving wine, think about choosing wines that compliment the flavors of the olive oil. 

Get some delicious extra virgin olive oil and start tasting today!


The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

Gifts for the Foodie in your life

FOX 13 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 19, 2016

VIDEO: The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

ARTICLE: by Brooke Graham


We Olive was born from passion; a passion for locally sourced, healthy, delicious, artisan extra virgin olive oil. Their new holiday pop-up store is now open in Trolley Square. Visit them for artisan California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, vinegar, and gourmet foods as well as custom gifts and baskets. The full retail store and wine bar location will be open in early 2017.

This 3-ingredient dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for holiday entertaining.

Makes about 1 ½ cups
¼ cup We Olive Parmesan Asiago Dip
¼ cup We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
8 ounces goat cheese
Crackers and fresh veggies for serving
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients with a spatula, stirring well until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Place in a small serving bowl and drizzle with more EVOO. Serve with crackers and fresh veggies.

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July


VIDEO: How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

ARTICLE: Amy Andre

POSTED 1:30 PM, JUNE 23, 2016, BY AMY ANDRE, UPDATED AT 11:51AM, JUNE 27, 2016

David Breitenbeker, from Seasons by David, shows us a few ways to decorate for the Fourth of July, which is just around the corner! He encourages everyone to look to the past for inspiration and embrace the farmhouse chic trend. Seasons by David is located in Trolley square and is having a 50% off sale on select items this week! For more information visit Season's by David's Facebook page, here.

Two Animal Shelters Join Together


VIDEO: Two Animal Shelters Join Together

ARTICLE: by Michelle Money

Best Friends Animal Society and No More Homeless Pets in Utah are now one organization and it's leading the way in saving the lives of animals. CEO Gregory Castle was on the show to discuss future projects including one in LA where they are designing to make the entire city no-kill by 2017. He also announced the opening of a brand new adoption center located in Trolley Square, as a partnership between Best Friends and Salt Lake County Animal Services. The goal is to adopt out 500 animals in the next 5 1/2 months. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Best Friend's Animal Society operates the nation's largest no-kill animal sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals in Kanab, and drives national initiatives on a variety of animal welfare issues, including eradicating puppy mills, improving the reputation of pit bull terriers-type dogs and saving the lives of community cats. They have been named "National Non-profit Brand of the Year" two years in a row.

Free and discount programs are available on their website at: www.Bestfriends.org

Spruce up Your Home With Fresh Spring Decor


VIDEO: Spruce up Your Home With Fresh Spring Decor

ARTICLE: by Michelle Money

David is back at it with spring right around the corner. Seasons by David has all the must-haves to make sure your home is looking fresh. Come learn how he works his magic at one or more of his free classes offered at Trolley Square. Don't miss the first class on March 5th at 10 am.

For more information and decorating ideas visit Seasons by David Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seasonsbydavid/