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Nudo Italian Products Giveaway

Nudo brand Italian olive oils and products are close to my heart because of the interesting concept the company has created. They have something called an Adopt-an-Olive-Tree program where you can get olive oil from your very own tree and even visit the tree in Italy. They support local farmers and sustainable practices for growing their products.

I stumbled upon this company well over a year ago and have since tried a variety of their products, including my favorite olive oil stone ground with real lemons and olive oil stone ground with mandarins, which are wonderful in salads and in baking flavored breads and cakes. You can even drizzle it on savory dishes like stuffed peppers or stuffed tomatoes.

I’ve recently had the good fortune of being able to try the trio of goodies they call Pompei’s Pillars. They’re small jars of capers in olive oil, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes— all of which are seen as the pillars, or staples, of good southern Italian cooking (Pompei is a town located in southern Italy).

Perfect for additions to pasta, appetizers, bread or even pizza, each jar will help you add healthy variety to whatever you choose.

I love to add capers to fettucine alfredo because the first time I ever really enjoyed them was on a post-graduation trip to Florence, Italy with my dad when I had this dish outside on a terrace on a hill, overlooking the dimly-lit city of fine Italian art, architecture, and food. I felt like a movie star in my fancy clothes surrounded by professional waiters and the musical language of Italian , but all I could think about was how to re-create the dish as soon as possible. I’ve been making it at home ever since and am still reminded of that view from the terrace and the look on my dad’s face as he watched me take in all those delights in one quite memorable dinner…

Sundried Tomato and Cheese Appetizer

Nudo is generous enough to offer a package of Pompei’s Pillars to one random winner. Simply comment below with just one idea of what you would do with at least one of the jars in the trio: capers in olive oil, artichoke hearts, or sun-dried tomatoes.

Giveaway ends on Monday, January 30 at 12:01 a.m. Winners with U.S. addresses only will be chosen.

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Disclosure: Nudo-Italia provided me with a free sample of the Pompeii Trio without an obligation to review or endorse in any way.

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  1. Kathy-Ann Fazia Mohammed

    Pompei Pillars would make a great addition to any meal. I personally would use the sundried tomatoes on a homemade pizza with boccacini and mint or use sundried tomatoes in sandwiches.

  2. I’d use these as tastey additions to my to-go salads and pastas from the cafeteria at my work!

  3. I’ve never tried the capers in olive oil. I would love to try them in meatballs or in a pasta dish.

  4. I would use these on salads and in cooking! I LOVE sundried tomatoes, in and on everything! Thank you for the chance!

  5. My daughter loves capers, so she would probably add them to her tuna sandwich before I got a chance to put them in a salad.

  6. I would use the capers in mashed potatoes! I love to add chopped garlic, capers and italian parsley to mashed potatoes. 🙂

  7. I use these kinds of ingredients in a lot of foods I prepare( pasta, pizza, salads)It’s always nice to try new products.

  8. I would use the capers in my Chicken Cacciatore, and would use the sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts in a pasta or pizza!

  9. I would def use all three in a pasta dish…but I am really excited about the capers b/c the first time I tasted capers was in a Russian baked fish dish that was delicious! Would probably try to recreate it 🙂 Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

  10. I love stuffing chicken breasts with sun dried tomatoes, herbs, and cheese

  11. Artichokes – I would grill these and have them as a side dish with a good steak
    Capers – I would try to recreate an amazing parmesan-crusted dover sole with a caper-lemon-cream sauce that I had in Santa Barbara
    Sundried tomatoes – My wife makes an excellent shrimp pasta with gruyere – I think the tomatoes would make a good add-in

  12. i have never actually had artichokes so that would be a new thing to try for me. capers and sundried tomatoes would be awesome in a pasta dish.

  13. capers sound great over pasta and sun dried tomatoes i can dream of them on toasted bread mmm!

  14. You mean what would I do with them if someone could get the fork in my hand out of the jar long enough to cook with them? Weeknight pasta dinner instead of grazing when I work till 8 pm. Salade Nicoise. Bruschetta. Topping baked potatoes. Instant pizzazz for disliked veggies. Homemade pizzas. Omelettes. I could go on.

  15. I would probably use all three in a delicious home made pizza orr pasta dish 🙂

  16. I would use the capers and the olive oil in a pasta dish (cooked al dente of course!)

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