Say YES to Spinach this September



If you have never had Spinach on a pizza, this is the month to try it.

And if you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you will have noticed that spinach has made a miraculous turn around in the last decade or so. As far as controversial foods go, spinach is right up their with broccoli, kale and the dreaded but lovable pineapple on pizza. 

Why was spinach so despised for so long? Yes, it is true that green vegetables seem to get the short end of the popularity list, but spinach seems to have been the worst of the worst for a long period of time.

My theory is all in the preparation. Many people associate spinach with the kind that comes out of a can that is a big blob of gunk sitting on your plate.  That plate that you stared at for hours and hours until your mom finally gave up and let you leave the table.

Today’s spinach is so much more than a can of slimy green goo.  It is beautiful fresh baby spinach leaves with a light dressing or the popular spinach dip.

But spinach on a pizza?

Trust me- it’s a beautiful thing. Garlic Jim’s uses Fresh Spinach, flavorful Artichoke Hearts, Red Onions, Fresh Basil and that famous Roasted Garlic all on top of a lovely olive oil base. It is absolutely exquisite. The Spinach Artichoke Pie is the real meaning of gourmet. All the flavors harmonize together to create goodness in every bite.

POTMeThor0917FINALSo, this September, say Yes to Spinach and say Yes to an amazing pizza. All month long and at a special price- there is no reason not to try!

Ciao for now


and P.S.  This pizza is so amazing that I have finally joined Twitter to tweet about it!  Follow me! @olive4gourmet







This March, indulge in some Southwestern warmth

potmsocialmediamarch2017Howdy partners.

Just arrived back to the cold and damp northwest after a quick trip to the nice and warm Lone Star State. Texas is such a great place: Great weather, great people and of course, great food.  Two of the must-try cuisines when in Texas are BBQ and any type of Mexican or Tex-Mex.

While I absolutely love a good plate of ribs, pulled pork, beans and potato salad; Mexican food with all of its different flavors and spices is the most fun for trying different dishes and restaurants. A favorite flavor to savor for many  is the chipotle pepper. Chipotle peppers have become very popular lately, but some people do not know that a chipotle pepper is actually a jalapeno that has been dried and smoked. There is something so incredibly comforting about that smoky and spicy flavor that always leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy after the first bite of foods containing chipotle.

So… you can imagine my happiness when arriving back in the drizzly Pacific Northwest, that the Garlic Jim’s March Pizza of the Month was the Southwestern Chicken! This pizza is indeed comforting – its base starts with Garlic  Jim’s signature fluffy hand tossed buttermilk dough with a layer of chipotle pesto sauce that is just downright amazing: It’s a bold blend of sweet dried tomatoes, chipotle peppers, cilantro, herbs, spices and olive oil. I can’t even write this without my mouth watering!


Next are the perfectly planned toppings designed to transport you to the Southwest. Tender chicken strips, black beans, red onions and corn with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese along with that luscious 100% whole milk mozzarella that Garlic Jim’s is famous for.  At the very  top sits colorful and crunchy tortilla strips.  The combination of these perfect ingredients is sheer southwestern delight.

This pizza is going to warm your heart!  Try it all month for a special price!

Ciao for now!