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Keep It Simple With These Delicious 5-Ingredient Recipes

Simplicity is a beautiful thing. Imagine a grocery list with five items or less, a recipe with only four steps. Minimalist eating is all about quality over quantity of ingredients – leveraging real ingredients with big flavor and combining them in satisfying yet simple recipes. Each of the following recipes have only five simple ingredients … Read more

There Are Antioxidants in Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

If you haven’t heard, extra virgin olive oil contains a specific type of antioxidant that promotes overall good health. They’re called phenols and are one of olive oil’s most raved-about health components. PHENOLS But what exactly are phenols? They’re a form of phytonutrient found in plants. Extra virgin olive oil contains over 20 different phenols, the primary … Read more

A 3-Course Menu For Date Night In

There is something truly special about a date night in – preparing a meal for, or with, a loved one, and then enjoying it together. This menu is designed for two, and packs a ton of flavor with relatively few ingredients. For some extra boldness of flavor, we recommend trying our Rich & Robust extra … Read more

4 Quick Tips on Shopping for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Shopping for olive oil can be a daunting task! Here are 4 quick tips on shopping for extra virgin olive oil to make sure you’re purchasing a high-quality product. 1. Dark Glass Our oil is deliberately bottled in dark packaging. This dark green color helps protect the oil from light and prolongs its shelf life. … Read more

Easy Ways to Add More Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Your Meals

Yes it’s true, you can cook with extra virgin olive oil! A high-quality extra virgin olive oil is perfectly suitable for cooking, frying, sautéing, poaching, dressing and baking. It is a heart-healthy fat, high in polyphenols, that lends a little extra something special to your favorite dishes. It’s a versatile ingredient, and can replace other fats … Read more

Transport Your Cooking with Destination Series

Over the last few years, we have cultivated partnerships with fellow farmers from some of the top olive-growing regions in the world to create Destination Series. Over dozens of visits, meetings and meals with these partners we have shared some delicious meals and dishes prepared with extra virgin olive oil. Here are a few recipes … Read more

3 Fresh Ideas for Thanksgiving Side Dishes

During this Autumn time of year, we at California Olive Ranch craft a special, limited edition extra virgin olive oil called Limited Reserve. This oil is different each year featuring our most unique oil produced during harvest. What makes this oil the most special, however, is the fact that it is bottled fresh after milling. While … Read more

A Harvest-Inspired Meal to Welcome Autumn

A harvest inspired meal with extra virgin olive oil.

We love this time of year. Not only is our own olive harvest just a week away – the time of year we finally get to see the fruits of our labor become extra virgin olive oil! – but so many other crops are being harvested in California, too. The harvest season is rewarding, exhausting, busy, and … Read more

What Does First Cold Pressed Actually Mean?

There are many terms and keywords, like first cold pressed, that are important to look for when seeking out a quality, flavorful extra virgin olive oil for cooking. We think it’s great that consumers are learning more and more about which phrases will indicate a genuine and high-quality product. But, we find that there is … Read more

Easy Components To Make Ahead for 3 Quick Meals

As the days get busier, we can all benefit from new ways to streamline the cooking process. Starting a meal from scratch each evening can often demand more time and brain-power than we’re able to spare. But, we do still prefer a fresh and warm meal over leftovers, round 4. The strategy we’d like to present … Read more

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