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4 Staple Sauces to Make Yourself with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We’ll admit it, some condiments are better store-bought. Some are too labor-intensive to attempt to make yourself. And sometimes we just don’t have the time to even think about getting out the food processor. But there are a handful of condiments that are more delicious, healthier, and more cost-effective to make in your own kitchen. … Read more

The Everyday Superfood to Add to Your Routine

In the first days of a new year, many of us resolve to make changes to our daily habits in order to be healthier. But let’s be real, we really love cooking and eating delicious food. The good news? The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive! And the great news? There’s one superfood you … Read more

Our Freshly Pressed 2017 Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In California, we have a habit of modernizing traditions. Giving a nod to tried-and-true techniques, but injecting innovative enhancements. We at California Olive Ranch are unceasing in our dedication to offering products Made Right, Here. And, with our annual Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we’re able to offer a traditional Italian-style olio nuovo, cold-pressed … Read more

Olive Oil 101 | How We Make Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil

So… how is extra virgin olive oil made? What exactly does “extra virgin” mean?  Don’t be embarrassed, we get these questions all the time. (A 2013 survey by the Olive Center at the Davis campus of the University of California found that 55 percent of consumers surveyed believed they understood the meaning of different olive oil grades – but … Read more

Skin Care with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil uses don’t just stop at cooking, in fact, the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil extend far beyond the kitchen! The truth is, high-quality extra virgin olive oil has health benefits throughout the whole body – including the skin. During the summer months, it’s important to balance all our time out in … Read more

Introducing The Americas Blend

At California Olive Ranch we’ve been committed to offering premium quality extra virgin olive oil since day one. Thanks to the support of our customers (like those of you reading this today) we have grown faster than we ever dreamed possible! To meet this demand for California-grown extra virgin olive oil, we are hard at … Read more

Spring Cleaning | Natural Home Cleaners

Spring cleaning is on, people! And while you’re at it, why not spring clean your cleaning products? Combine some of the environmentally-friendly ingredients you probably already have on hand to make an array of natural cleaners that will help you scrub your home from top to bottom. We turned to our trusted sources at Real … Read more

A Healthy Pantry: What Makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil So Good for Us

We at California Olive Ranch invite you to join us in our project to craft a healthier pantry! No surprise here, we always have extra virgin olive oil on hand. It’s an extremely versatile, delicious, and, of course, healthy oil – we use it to sauté, bake, fry, drizzle, roast, dip… the list goes on. But … Read more

Out With the Old, In With the New: How Long Your Pantry Staples Last

To start 2017 off on a healthy note, first it’s out with the old! We’re applying this to our home kitchen, cleaning out old and expired foods in order to restock the pantry with the fresh and healthy. How long have those spices been in the back of your spice drawer? Are those bread crumbs … Read more

5 Recipes for a Festive Spread of Holiday Appetizers

Holiday appetizers don’t have to be complicated to be impressively full of flavor! These recipes all either have components that can be made ahead or will last for a few days, so feel free to make a big batch and have these snacks on hand for last minute guests and cocktail parties. Warm olives and spiced nuts … Read more

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