Can you believe it's already that time of the year again!? It's Spring, which just so happens to be one of my ultimate favorite seasons. Who doesn't enjoy a good bike ride, or the refreshing pool (before it gets to 115 degrees), or taking an epic hike? With all of these marvelous Spring activities comes one more, one that many may not find as enjoyable. Drum roll please...SPRING CLEANING! I say out with the old, traditional ways of cleaning... try doing it a little differently this year.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience dealing with this. From a ripe, young age, olive oil has been a huge part of my daily diet. This also means that olive oil has made many appearances on my wardrobe. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who was quite gifted in the subject of stain removal, particularly olive oil stain removal. Since I have been fortunate enough to have the knowledge to combat this small, but vicious issue of oil stains...I have decided to share the magical secret of how to get olive oil out of clothes with you.
Our first collaboration EVOO here!! In cooperation with his very good friends at Corning Olive Oil Company, our owner Perry Rea is proud to introduce a very special, personally handcrafted Master Blender's Choice EVOO. Read all about why we created this, what it takes to collaborate, and how to use this one-of-a-kind extra virgin olive oil:
Have you ever felt a little overwhelmed with "olive" the different flavors of olive oils we make? If your answer is yes, that's okay, because so is mine! With so many wonderful and unique options, sometimes I question which oil will bring out the most flavor in a specific dish or which oil will be more versatile for everyday use.
At Queen Creek Olive Mill, one of our all-time favorite sauces is Pesto. I mean really, who doesn't love a good pesto sauce? Whether it’s on pasta, pizza, chicken, or veggies, it's always a win. Today, we are going to explore different ways to make this ~awesome sauce~ using our Robust EVOO. Here are our 3 easy pesto recipes:
Your top questions about extra virgin olive oil answered right here...right now with this Olive Oil FAQ!
This is one of the most flavorful and easy pasta recipes you will ever make...that I can promise you. My family has grown up with Aglio e Olio; my Dad would literally "throw it together" on a weeknight before my siblings and I went off to practice or on Sunday for our weekly family suppers. I didn't realize that while most kids were getting served ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread before soccer practice, I was scarfing my face with an essential dish of classic Italian cooking tradition. Showing up to practice with olive oil stains on my shirt, I had no idea how lucky I was.
Yes, part of that title is in Italian. Do you understand it? If not, that's okay - you'll learn something new today. 'New' is the overlying theme of this post and it's the reason we're kicking up our heels right now.
I don't know about you, but lip balm is a pretty important part of my daily beauty routine. I use it everyday, all day. I hate when my lips feel chapped or flaky... it's not a pleasant sight, either. Keeping the delicate skin of my lips hydrated is a full-time job that's done with the help of olive oil. Yes, you heard me... olive oil.
Topics: Feed your Skin
What type of Canada Week would it be if we didn't hit you with arguably the most classic Canadian dish!? Poutine is a delicacy that originally comes to us from Quebec. Traditionally, the dish is made up of french fries smothered and topped with brown gravy and melted cheese curds. Honestly, who wouldn't want this? With the literal translation of "hot mess," this dish will be your new go-to for a little greasy treat, or maybe even a magical hangover cure.
Check out the Olive Mill Poutine recipe below: