All items at Purely Organic come directly from hand-selected farms in Italy. Each ingredient used is certified organic, to ensure the highest quality. Purely Organic offers a range of traditional, Italian specialties, but here are a few suggestions to create a unique gift basket.
For the gourmet cook, you can't go wrong with a nice collection of oils and vinegars. Purely Organic features an award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($15.99) that no kitchen should be without. From the shores of Lake Garda, Italy, the Grignano Valpolicella Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made exclusively from Grignano olives – rare because most olive oils are now made from a combination of olive varieties.
A perfect complement to the olive oil is Purely Organic's Bisini Gambetti Balsamic Vinegar ($32.99). This rich, sweet, syrupy vinegar is from Italy's celebrated Modena region. As a special treat, throw in a jar of the Pomorella Organic Sun-Dried Tomato Spread ($6.99).
If you're looking to create a sweeter mix of delicacies, start with Purely Organic's delectable Fragolaceto ($19.99), strawberry preserves with balsamic vinegar. This traditional Italian treat is great on ice cream and also on cheeses and even meats.
Another necessity for the dessert basket is the celebrated Sicilian Pistachio Cream ($21.99). Commonly used to create gelato, try it as a pastry filling or a nut-butter spread.
To round out this sweet collection, include a bottle of the Magliano Rose Syrup ($29.99), from the Chianti Hills of Tuscany. This light syrup can be used as a sweetener in tea, poured over desserts and even mixed into drinks.
Purely Organic products are available at www.purelyorganic.com as well as in select specialty foods stores around Los Angeles, such as La Brea Bakery. For more information, call (877) 201-0710 or visit www.purelyorganic.com.