By creating the olive tree, Athena wooed Greece into bestowing upon her the titles of patron goddess and eternal spotter of the Herculean olive-oil bench press. Experience the fruit's delectable sweat with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of artisan olive oil and more at Stonehouse California Olive Oil in the Ferry Building Marketplace.
The award-winning Stonehouse California Olive Oil adds a splash of flavor to marinades, salads, or dippable delicacies with an arsenal of delectable oils and gourmet goods. Crushed within 48 hours of leaving branches, Stonehouse's olives morph into delicately flavored oils, such as the house blend ($14 for 500 mL), which satisfies everyday needs with a grassy and fruity zing. Dipping oils ($16 for 375 mL) blend garlic olive oil with imported italian balsamic vinegar, creating a slam-dunkable coating for marinades or breads, and flavored fluids, such as the persian lime olive oil ($14 for 225 mL), are infused with citrus oil for explosive Mexican fare and tangy dinner table slip 'n' slides. Other cooking components dazzle dishes with robust flavors, including the imported white balsamic vinegar ($14 for 500 mL) or the salish-alderwood smoked salt ($14 for 9 oz.), a Pacific sea salt cold smoked over red alderwood, adding just a taste of smoke to warn guests of fiery flavors or bear-related forest-fire concerns.