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3 Cold Soups for Hot Days

These cold summer soups are packed with fresh garden flavors and require no cooking! We’re sharing the recipes for three soups today, including a classic tomato gazpacho, a tangy cucumber yogurt-based soup, and a delicious ajo blanco, made with bread, soaked almonds, and green grapes. Serve these chilled soups as a simple meal with bread, … Read more

What To Do With All Your Summer Produce

Is your summer garden producing more green beans than you can keep up with? Were those farmers market tomatoes too gorgeous to pass up? Many of us find ourselves with a surplus of summer produce in these months of abundant fresh fruits and vegetables. Instead of letting them go to waste, try these three recipes … Read more

Bake these Olive Oil Desserts and Take a Break From Butter

Good extra virgin olive oil is an underrated secret ingredient, especially when it comes to desserts. It adds a nuanced flavor to sweet treats, keeps cakes moist, and adds a luscious crumbly texture to crumbles. Some dessert recipes will call specifically for extra virgin olive oil, but you can also substitute olive oil in recipes … Read more

Why You Should Be Putting Olive Oil on Ice Cream

Extra virgin olive oil may not be on your list of toppings for an ice cream sundae bar. But, we’re here to convince you to at least give olive oil on ice cream a try! Here are three ways to add the savory complexity of extra virgin olive oil to your sweet treats. Chocolate Ice … Read more

Where Are the Best Olives Grown?

Olive trees, the olea europa, is one of the oldest trees and most important domesticated crops. First grown over 6,000 years ago in the Mediterranean basin, ancient Greece specifically, it diverged and naturally spread across the globe. Over 2,000 varietals of olives are now grown in regions all over the world! That’s over 850 million olive … Read more

How Traveling Can Influence Your Cooking

There are many benefits to international travel. For many, time spent in other cultures and countries is an incredibly rich experience with many takeaways and opportunities to reflect. To us, one of the most unifying and authentic ways to learn about a new destination is to taste the local cuisine. Immersing yourself in the food … Read more

3 Spring Salads to Get You Out of a Salad Rut

All too often, salads are an afterthought, a placeholder to fill out the plate and sneak some vegetables into a meal. But with the right mix of flavors, farm fresh ingredients, and world-class extra virgin olive oil, any salad can go from side piece to stealing the show.  Here we have three alternative lettuce-less salad … Read more

Your Edible Garden To-Do List

The last frost has passed for most of us and summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to start planting for the growing season. And if you’re a first-timer, here’s what you need to know to get started growing your own summer garden. 1. Take … Read more

What’s In Season Now – Spring Produce

As we enter the heart of Spring, signs of the season are sprouting up all around us. The Vernal equinox is symbolic of new beginnings and fresh starts, and the same goes for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. In these early days of growing season, the earth thaws, the longer days of sunshine return, and we … Read more

How to Reduce Waste in the Kitchen with Sasha Swerdloff

Recently, we’ve been trying our best to provide tips and inspiration to help you reduce waste and create a more sustainable kitchen. And we know we aren’t the only ones! Our friend Sasha Swerdloff, the woman behind Tending the Table, is committed to living a more sustainable lifestyle too, and has graciously shared some of … Read more

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