Queen Creek Olive Mill Blog

Italian Chopped Salad with Harvest Vinaigrette

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


Who doesn't love a chopped salad? I crave this hearty, substantial salad any time of the year. Each ingredient plays a crucial role - the garbanzo beans, the Kalamata olives, the feta... Mmm

In my opinion, the dressing is the one thing you can play around with. Seeing as I'm making it a priority to try to eat with the changing seasons, I decided to put an Autumn twist on this traditional favorite.

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Topics: Recipes

The Best Olive Oil Granola Recipe

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Oct 11, 2017 3:00:00 PM

This gluten free, guilt-free olive oil granola recipe is one of our favorite things to have for breakfast or an afternoon snack! 

Why is it so good? It's the perfect mix of sweet and savory, the addictive, crunchy goodness keeps us coming back for seconds... and thirds.

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5 Hearty Salads From One Lovely Life

Posted by Sydney Rea on Oct 4, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Photo Credit: One Lovely Life

In this special post, we're showcasing one of our favorite local bloggers and olive oil ambassadors, Emily Dixon, of One Lovely Life.

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Topics: Recipes, Olive Mill Updates

3 Easy Ways to Eat More Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Sep 27, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Staring at a bottle of olive oil in your pantry wondering how to use it? Want to incorporate the heart-healthy fat into your diet but don't know where to start? Well, we're here to help you use this delicious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed oil more often...maybe even everyday!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, FAQs

A Life-changing Garlic Spread

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Sep 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

"Where have you been all my life?" was the question I asked myself after trying this garlic spread.

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Balsamic Marinade Recipe

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The taste, the punch, the twang....this simple marinade has it all! It's so good, you'll be tempted to eat it with a spoon.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

How To Roast Garlic

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Oh, how I love roasted garlic. I'm talking about the golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth garlic. The easily spreadable, perfect addition to just about anything garlic. It's an essential ingredient in most of my dishes and for good reason. 

When roasted, the sharp flavor of raw garlic mellows; it transforms into something different altogether. The caramelized cloves will slip right out of its papery skin and be ready to use as you wish!

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Topics: Recipes, EVOO 101

Tips for Cooking with Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Bake, fry, drizzle, sauté... you can do it all!  Extra virgin olive oil is our kitchen's most versatile, flavorful and healthful ingredient. Many of you have been asking how to incorporate more olive oil into your daily life. So we wanted to share all the creative ways we use it!

Why do we use olive oil in every dish? It's an easy and delicious way to enhance and build flavors, and to add body and depth...not to mention all the health benefits it so graciously provides.

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

The Best Smoothie Recipe Ever

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Aug 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Eating your fruits and veggies is cool, but drinking them is better. And by better, we mean easier. But when it comes to concocting a great smoothie, it's hard to get the most bang for your buck. We're talking about a smoothie that tastes good, looks good, and is good for you. Through much trial and error (and a lot of smoothie testing) we finally found a combination that feels right...simple, yet powerful. 

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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