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A Cruet to Covet

Photo: Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN

Product Reviewed:
Emile Henry Oil Cruet

I love this beautiful olive green oil cruet from Emile Henry. Isn't is simply gorgeous? It's a perfect color, don’t you think?  I am all about food and color trends!

Emile Henry was founded in 1850 in a small town in the province of Burgundy, France. It is a company known for its fine quality ceramic ovenware. And, as you might know, the wine in this region is pretty wonderful too!

I love making oil blends to use during the week. This week's oil blend, roasted garlic and rosemary, was seriously divine. (I am married to an Italian so I know about garlic — my husband can’t get enough of the stuff!)

Rosemary adds a nice flavor to complement the garlic, not to mention that roasted garlic oil smells so delicious in the oven. In fact, my house smells like Italy today!

I tossed about 1 1/2 cups of olive oil, 10 garlic cloves and a sprig of fresh rosemary in a small casserole dish and roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes. I let the oil cool a bit and then added to my new cruet.

I like serving oil in a cruet as it drizzles out rather than pouring too rapidly — keeping portions under control. This Emile Henry oil cruet is my new favorite kitchen gadget: love it!

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Olive Oil

Recipe developed by Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN

This oil tastes delicious over my baby kale greens and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.

1 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
10 garlic cloves, skins removed
1 sprig fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In small casserole dish, add oil, garlic and rosemary. Roast oil for about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, let cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain out garlic cloves and rosemary.
  5. Serve in cruet or put in refrigerator for later use. Homemade garlic flavored oil should be refrigerated to avoid food borne illness and used within 7-10 days.

Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well with IBS. Read her blog at KateScarlata.com and follow her on Twitter.

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