Healthy and tasty
The Olive Sprig brings wide variety of olive oils to Cedarburg  

By Denise Seyfer - News Graphic Staff

July 1, 2014

 Linda Krusick and her husband, John, have opened The Olive Sprig
in Historic Downtown Cedarburg.

Photo by Mark Justesen

CEDARBURG - Treat your taste buds to an array of balsamic vinegars and oil flavors, similar to those found in European cities. Explore the endless possibilities at The Olive Sprig in Historic Downtown Cedarburg, which offers imported oils and balsamic vinegars to tantalize any palate.

Originally called Olive n Vinnies Olive Oil and Balsamic Bar, owned by Gary and Karen Evanson, the store and its concept have taken on new owners, a new name, a new location and promises to deliver a unique concept.

The current owners, John and Linda Krusick, made the decision to venture into downtown Cedarburg on May 14, after the owners of  Peddlers Corner retired. The Krusicks hope to promote healthy cooking and eating.

I hope we can educate people on the health benefits of oils and balsamics, Linda Krusick said. We want to be a destination for Cedarburg, a place to try before you buy.

According to the Mayo Clinic, olive oils have many health benefits, such as antioxidants and vitamins K and E, as well as the healthier unsaturated fat. Olive oils are considered a heart- healthy option and can lower ones cholesterol.

Balsamic vinegar is an excellent source of soluble fiber, the type of fiber that can help control blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. There are no trans fats.

Balsamic vinegars and oils make flavorful salad dressings or marinades by marrying them together.

Pair the mixture up with strawberries, vanilla ice cream, parmesan cheese and bread for a tasty snack.

The Olive Sprig wants to infuse its oils and vinegars into pasta and the sauces it plans to sell. They want to host cooking demonstrations, where local chefs can teach patrons recipes and various preparation techniques to create a family-friendly, healthy cuisine.

We want to explore new products that would be a good match for our business, such as Wisconsin made products and condiments, including jams, Linda Krusick said.

The Olive Sprig
N70 W6364 Bridge Road

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