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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Olive Oil

Fresh extra virgin olive oil basically is fruit juice. (Yes, olives are a fruit, the fruit of olive trees!) So, just like other fruit juices, the oil from an olive is perishable. And, unlike wine,extra virgin olive oil doesn’t improve with age; it’s actually just the opposite. How you go about storing olive oil will … 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

Europe’s Olive Oil Brouhaha and Why It’s Vital to Store Your Oil Properly

I once again thought about why it’s crucial to store olive oil at home properly while I was reading about the media firestorm that erupted in Europe recently. It began after the European Union banned restaurants from serving olive oil in cruets or dipping bowls at tables. Instead, restaurateurs would have to serve oil in … Read more

How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Dos and Don’ts for Keeping it Fresh

We can’t tell you how often we’ve walked into a friend or relative’s kitchen and … gads! … spotted a bottle of our extra virgin olive oil stored by the stove or oven. Sure, it’s a convenient place. But heat damages the oil, shortening its lifespan. Storing olive oil is one of the most important … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A question we hear from time to time is, “How should you store extra virgin olive oil?” For starters, unlike wine, olive oil doesn’t get better with age. Quite the contrary. So you don’t want to lay down a pricey bottle of EVOO for some future occasion years down the road – such as a … Read more

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