Can You Answer These Questions About Olive Oil?

Ready to test your olive oil knowledge? See how many of these questions you can answer correctly! Question 1 What are the best ways to know if an olive oil is extra virgin? (Choose all that apply) Check the label for a seal from a sensory and certification panel, like Applied Sensory, that says ‘Certified … Read more

Delicious Summer Breakfast Recipes That Blend Sweet and Savory

Is there a sweeter season than summer? With melons, stone fruits, and berries coming into season, we can’t help but try to figure out more ways to include them in our meals. And breakfast seems a logical place to start! These summer breakfast recipes feature the natural sweetness of berries, balanced by the savory addition … Read more

Olive Oil 101: What You Need to Know

Despite being a common kitchen staple, there is a lot to know about extra virgin olive oil! The process of growing olives and milling them into oil has developed over many years, and has been adapted to a number of growing regions. Here is some of the basic, need-to-know information about extra virgin olive oil, … 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

How to Stock a Minimalist Pantry

Today, we have a special post from our friend Melissa Coleman, author of The Minimalist Kitchen. We hope you enjoy her guide to stocking a minimalist pantry! You can clean out your clothes closet, add storage bins, fold or hang your clothes in a certain way, and it works. The closet stays fairly clean and organized … Read more

Why We Call It Everyday

We all know that drawer that’s overflowing with kitchen gadgets, that cabinet with the 4 spices you use daily and the 24 you use yearly, the shelf in the fridge with all those sauces and condiments you used once and then push farther and farther towards the back. A lot of this is coming from … Read more

An Olive Oil Holiday Menu | Blogger Edition

We are constantly humbled and inspired by the wonderful community of food writers, recipe developers, and bloggers that use and love our olive oil! During the holiday season especially, sometimes we find ourselves wanting to cook to impress and seek out special recipes, and sometimes we just need a simple dish that we can get on the table … Read more

Looking Ahead to Harvest: the Arbequina Varietal

California Olive Ranch[/caption] Here we are! Another fall season is upon us and our olive harvest is only weeks away. At the beginning of the season, our ranchers pick the early-harvest olives, still green as opposed to later in the season when we see more mature purple fruit. These young olives are herbaceous and bold, … Read more

5 Savory Breakfasts to Switch up Your Morning Routine

Photograph from The Year in Food by Kimberley Hasselbrink Do you often skip breakfast, pegging it as the least important meal of the day? Or, find yourself gravitation to the same old thing, day in and day out? Time to switch up your routine! Breakfast has many benefits from fueling your mind and body for … Read more

Holiday Primer: Baking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil … Not Butter

We go out of our way during the holidays – actually, all the time – to bake with extra virgin olive oil instead of butter for desserts like cakes, tortes, brownies, etc. That may mean preparing a baking recipe that specifically calls for olive oil – or substituting olive oil in a recipe that calls … Read more

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