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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

8 Ways to Make Your Holiday Guests Feel More at Home

During the winter season, many of us will be offering our spare bedrooms and living room couches to holiday guests as well as visiting friends and family. Instead of seeing this as an added stressor to an already hectic time of year, we invite you to take playing host as an opportunity to spend quality time … Read more

Crafting a Holiday Menu and Seasonal Tabletop

The holidays are an incredibly special time of year, and they always motivate us to put a bit more care into preparing delicious and comforting foods to treat our family, friends, and loved ones. One of our favorite ways to acknowledge the season of giving and togetherness is to host get-togethers; what better opportunity than … Read more

Embrace Autumn with a Fall Picnic

While it’s hard to beat dining outdoors on a warm summer evening, fall picnics have a lot going for them too. From the Aspen and Oak trees of Colorado to the Maple and Elms on the East Coast, there are many leaves to be peeped at and crisp sunny afternoons to enjoy this time of … 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

California Olive Ranch Olive Harvest Begins; How We Know When to Start

Let the fall olive harvest begin! Trucks are delivering freshly picked olives to our mill here in northern California.  The milling team and I are then crushing them into extra virgin olive oil. Over the next several weeks, our field crews will gather olives from trees planted across some 15,000 acres in northern California. This … Read more

What Does “First Cold Pressed” Olive Oil Really Mean?

An e-mail landed in my Inbox recently asking me a question:   I usually look for “first cold pressed” when buying olive oil. I did not see any information about your pressing process on your site. Can you please let me know if I can get “first cold pressed”? We get this question – or … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: What is the Koroneiki Olive?

I like to rate the pungency of our extra virgin olive oils by how many times people cough when they swallow the oil during a tasting. I tell people our Koroneiki EVOO is a “two or three cougher.” It packs a deliciously robust flavor, and finishes with a pleasant, peppery zing in the throat. The … Read more

Grilling Tips Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part II

I’ve been doing a lot of grilling this summer at home.  We’ve grilled everything from salmon and chicken to flank steak, filet mignon and, of course, burgers. The summer grilling season is in full swing with the approach of Labor Day. So we wanted to offer more grilling-related tips involving extra virgin olive oil. We … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: What is the Arbosana Olive?

I hooked up with two colleagues recently in Denver. The weather was chilly and wet, a bit unusual for Colorado in July. But we had a great lunch at The Capital Grille. We ordered seafood – I can recommend the sea scallops with gingered rice and white miso broth. Afterward, we chatted with the executive … Read more

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