Queen Creek Olive Mill Blog

Is Olive Oil Good For Dogs?

Posted by Estelle Rea on Aug 16, 2017 3:00:00 PM

At this point, most of us know how important it is to be using extra virgin olive oil in our daily lives. What many of us don't know is that we can be extra generous and share the goodness with our non-human best friends.

Extra virgin olive oil has not only been proven to have health benefits for humans, but also for our canine and feline friends. So is olive oil good for dogs, or other pets? Check out the 5 proven reasons below!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, FAQs

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Do you want fries with that? Why yes, yes I do. 

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Topics: Recipes

What Are Healthy Fats? And Why Are They So Important?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 2, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Something happened along the way that made all of us very, very afraid of fats. All fats. If you eat fat, you get fat...right? Wrong.  

Your heart craaaaaves fats, you can't live without them! They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, provide us with amazing vitamins, and are a great source of energizing fuel. The confusion lies in which types of fats are best.

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

5 Things To Do With Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jul 25, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Meyer lemons just make life a little sweeter, dont they? They are smaller, smoother and more complex than a regular lemon - which makes things much more interesting in the kitchen.

So interesting, in fact, that we combined fresh Meyer lemons with hand-picked olives to create a unique and aromatic Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. And man, is it good. 

You can literally do anything with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. I grab for my bottle when I'm grilling chicken or fish, dressing salads, baking cakes or tossing veggies before sautéing. I personally love using Meyer Lemon Olive Oil when sautéing brussels sprouts - the smooth, sweet flavor compliments the bitter, leafy green. 

The culinary possibilities are endless! Not convinced yet? Watch this video for 5 things to do with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil:

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Topics: Recipes

The Perfect Olive Oil Fried Egg

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM

 What's your favorite way to start the day? For me, it's sitting on my balcony with a couple of fried eggs and a fresh cup of coffee. Something about a simple breakfast just seems right. 

To make my fried eggs even better, I use olive oil. I usually stick to a good, high quality extra virgin olive oil, and use about 5 tablespoons or so. Healthy and delicious, you just can't beat that golden crispy goodness. Would you try it? Good! I'm going to teach you how to make the perfect olive oil fried egg.

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Topics: Recipes

Healthier Olive Oil Grilled Cheese

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jul 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM


Ah, the Grilled Cheese. Undoubtedly one of the most delicious sandwiches in existence. You can't go wrong with gooey cheese melted between two pieces of crunchy, toasted bread.

Although it's easy to make, down right tasty and a staple for young and old alike, it's not the healthiest meal option. Can you make it healthier? You betcha. It's as simple and choosing the right ingredients and I'm here to tell you how. 

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

5 Things to do with Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 12, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Mmm garlic... If you're like me, garlic is a necessity for almost every home cooked meal. I can always find at least one thing to add that sharp, pungent flavor to. 

Needless to say, I love garlic. So, lucky for me Queen Creek Olive Mill has a LIFE CHANGING Roasted Garlic Olive Oil. After I purchased my first bottle, I was hooked and my kitchen has never been without it since. 

Hold on to your seat, this ride is about to get garlicky. 

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

5 Natural Sunburn Remedies

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jul 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM


If you haven't noticed, Summer is here. Along with the long sunny days spent by the pool, comes those inevitable sunburns. Even if you do use protection, a pesky burn may occur. And man, can it HURT.

When it comes to soothing your scorched skin, natural solutions are best. You want to stay away from additives or chemicals found in creams or lotions - your skin has been through enough! Lucky for you, these natural remedies can be whipped up with ingredients most likely found in your pantry.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, EVOO 101

Best Grilled Vegetables for Summer

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jul 2, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Summer is the best time of the year, with hours spent outside by the pool grilling with family and friends. A lot of us are familiar with what types of meats we like and how to grill those...but what about the veggies? It seems like a lot of people are intimidated by grilling vegetables, BUT it's actually super easy and delicious! There are so many great veggies in season during the Summer, just head to your local farmers market and get grillin'.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

Cool Spots to Beat the Heat This Summer

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jun 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In case any of you are living under a rock and you are unaware...it's hot outside. I mean really hot. As Arizona graces us with 115+ degree days, we need to figure out ways to keep cool. Our team decided to compile a list of our favorite spots all around the Valley to help you escape the natural oven we call home.

Here are our top six cool spots to beat the heat this Summer:

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Topics: Events, Olive Mill Updates, FAQs