What to Do With a Ripe Pear? Make a Pear and Almond Cake w/ Olive Oil

Over the holidays we received a gift box of luscious Harry & David pears from our New York relatives, Tom and Lisa. They encouraged us to make a good dessert with them. So we did – and made the fabulous olive oil, pear and almond cake featured here. (Click here to see the recipe).   The … Read more

How to Bake Cakes & More w/ Extra Virgin Olive Oil … Instead of Butter

We bake with good extra virgin olive oil because it adds a wonderful, nuanced flavor to cakes, tortes, brownies, and bread. Moreover, baking with olive oil – instead of butter – is a good way to cut saturated fat. Plus, olive oil is loaded with monounsaturated fat, which promotes “good cholesterol.” So what’s not to … Read more


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