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

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

From Soup to Cake … Celebrating the Harvest with 6 Fall Recipes

It’s the harvest season. Our teams are gathering olives and crushing them into extra virgin olive oil at our northern California mill. We’re aren’t the only ones busy. During this time of year, farmers gather Brussels sprouts, broccoli, winter squash, apples, pears, cranberries, and more. Fall’s abundance means it’s a special time in the kitchen. … Read more

A Dish We’ll Make Again: Blood Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

The other day we procured blood oranges at our local grocery. Our plan: make a blood orange cardamom olive oil cake. We’d been eyeing the recipe for some time, waiting for blood oranges to be available. So we pounced at the chance – and were thrilled with the results. (Click here to get the recipe.) … Read more

Christmas Recipes – Prime Rib, Turkey, Olive Oil Cakes

Now that we’ve completed our harvest – our largest on record – I can look forward to Christmas. My colleagues and I love to use our olive oil to prepare everything from appetizers to dessert for our holiday meals. And this year we’ve assembled a variety of recipes that let you reinvent holiday classics – … Read more

Valentine’s Day Desserts for Chocoholics and Non-Chocolate Fans

Count myself and my colleagues among those who think dessert is the most important part of a Valentine’s Day meal. With that in mind, we’ve sorted through our recipe collection and picked out some favorite olive oil-inspired desserts. They’ll please chocolate lovers and non-chocolate dessert fans alike. Clementine and Olive Oil Cake You see clementines … Read more

A “Grown-Up” Chocolate Birthday Cake From the Folks At Food52.com

A woman named Midge – a member of the fabulous Food52  online community – created the chocolate olive oil cake featured here by accident. It was for her mom. But Midge didn’t have any vegetable oil, which the original recipe called for. “So, hello olive oil substitute!” she recalls. (Click here to see the recipe.) … 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

A Simple Pound Cake “For Olive Oil Lovers”

Alice Medrich is known for her foolproof, delicious desserts. The award-winning cookbook author tests her recipes relentlessly to ensure they hit the sweet spot. She also likes to bake with extra virgin olive oil. So we were thrilled when Alice shared her new recipe for olive oil pound cake. (Click here to see the recipe.) … Read more

Chocolate Orange Almond Cake Made with Olive Oil

We knew we had a winning cake recipe from our friend Marie Simmons when she told us she’d have to send us a photo of just part of the cake. Marie’s husband had been so excited to eat it she’d been unable to take a photo of the whole thing. “My darned camera battery needs … Read more

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