Queen Creek Olive Mill Blog

How to Massage Yourself with Olive Oil [VIDEO]

Posted by Joey Rea on Jun 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Self-massage, also known as Abhyanga, is a traditional Indian self-care regimen. It is used to help stimulate and detoxify lymph, tone the muscles, lubricate the joints, balance the nervous system, increase circulation, improve sleep patterns and much more. 

Self-massage with olive oil is something that has been practiced for centuries and is incredible for the skin. It moisturizes it while increasing its firmness - reducing wrinkles and promoting youthful skin. This treatment takes no prep time and uses an ingredient you most likely have in your kitchen. My two sisters, Mom and I have been doing this for years now and let me just tell you, it works!

Watch me demonstrate in our video below how easy and stimulating it is to self-massage with olive oil...

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Topics: Feed your Skin, DIY

Our Dad: The Man Behind the Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jun 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

My sister and I were trying to come up with a fun idea for a blog post for Father's Day. We thought it might be interesting if we go a different route than our usual and get a bit more personal. We decided to tell you a bit about our Dad, the man behind the oil, Perry Rea. 

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Topics: Olive Mill Updates

Grilled Corn 4 Ways

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jun 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The one good thing about an Arizona Summer is the seasonal produce that comes with it! Yes, things still grow in our incredible heat - sweet corn being one of them.  We love our local, non-GMO sweet corn and think it pairs deliciously well with our olive oils.

With our upcoming Summer Corn Roast, we thought it would be fun to share our ways to grill sweet corn with you all! There is nothing like a tasty corn on the cob to get the Summer grillin' party started!

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Topics: Recipes

Summer Cocktails With Balsamic Vinegar

Posted by Estelle Rea on May 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM

It's officially summer in Arizona, and we need to do whatever we can to keep as cool as possible.

So we've decided to compile a list of delicious, fresh, and fun summer cocktails using a secret ingredient...Balsamic vinegar! These recipes are simple twists on your favorite summer cocktails, don't be shy , give them a try!

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Topics: Recipes

Cheese Stuffed Deep Fried Olives

Posted by Estelle Rea on May 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Yes, you read that correctly, and they do exist. Our marketing team was shooting around ideas for a fun, new recipe to try, but we wanted to keep it quick and easy. After a lot of back and forth we came up with something so miraculous, yet so simple, we had to pinch ourselves! 

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Topics: Recipes

5 Things to do with Jalapeño Olive Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on May 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Yes, it's back! Our famous Jalapeño Olive Oil has returned just in time for Summer! Although it's a limited edition flavor, this oil has become one of the most versatile staples in my pantry. I make sure to stock up for the year when this hits the shelves. I have so much fun experimenting with this unique, piquant oil and thought I would share some of my simple and yummy creations with you. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Pamper Mom with Flowers & Food

Posted by Sydney Rea on May 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In honor of the upcoming Mother's Day, we reached out to the real expert to shed some light on what Mom really wants this year. In this special guest post, flower extrordinaire Sarah Watts of Sarah's Garden gives us tips on how to make this Mother's Day a memorable one. Please enjoy!

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Topics: Events, Tips and Tricks

Perfect Vinaigrette Pairings

Posted by Estelle Rea on May 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

It used to be so simple. Mix olive oil and vinegar together, and - voilà - you've got a vinaigrette. But, since we are EVOO pioneers here at Queen Creek Olive Mill, we never stop creating and experimenting. If you weren't aware, we have quite a few flavored olive oils and vinegars to choose from. But, this means choosing the perfect pairing for your next salad can be a bit daunting.

Now, I realize not all of you have access to every oil and vinegar in our flavor arsenal. Don't worry, I'm here to help. Based off my trials, I have created a perfect Vinaigrette Pairings Chart to guide you in the right direction.  I also included our favorite Virgin Vinaigrette recipe to reference the next time you decide to whip one up.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Okay, so this is like the foodie version of Batman vs Superman. What's the different between the two? Is one better for you? While personally, I am a huge fan of both of these oils...we can only name one winner today. I have decided to break this into three major categories: heart health, uses, and popularity, to help me make my ultimate decision.

Read below as I play referee in this epic Olive Oil Vs Coconut Oil match up!

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Topics: FAQs, Health & Quality

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by Estelle Rea on Apr 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It's almost Earth Day, and since we are a farm, and a very sustainable one at that, we have decided to share some tips to help make Mother Nature a little bit happier. Earth Day typically flies under the holiday radar, but that doesn't mean we can't honor it every April 22nd. We only have one Earth, so let's celebrate something that gives us breath, love and existence!

Here are 7 simple ways to celebrate Earth Day:

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Topics: Olive Mill Updates