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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

Peeps Stuffed Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by Estelle Rea on Apr 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Try saying that five times in a row!  But seriously, these Peeps Stuffed Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are worth the tongue twister.

It's Springtime which means Peeps are all around us. We were brainstorming different ways we could somehow incorporate these little baby mallows of colorful goodness into some sort of treat while also using our extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). If you haven't noticed, we love baking with EVOO. After throwing around some ideas, our trusty treat adviser, Melyn, came up with...

PEEPS STUFFED OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

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Topics: Recipes

DIY Bath Bombs

Posted by Joey Rea on Apr 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Sometimes I drink wine, other times I light candles. On days when I need to totally de-stress, I look to the tub. There's nothing quite like a good bath...your muscles relax and the tension fades away in your back and neck. To make it extra luxurious, I always add a home-made bath bomb. The fizzy bubbles, essentials oils, and beneficial minerals are a treat for the senses.

This DIY Bath Bombs recipe is one of my favorites! I recommend making at least 12 at a time so you have them on hand. I keep them in a little basket by my tub. They serve as a good reminder to settle back and simmer down when I need it most :) It's about time you treated yourself, don't you think?

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Topics: Feed your Skin, DIY

7 Ways to Spring Clean with Olive Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

How to Get Olive Oil Out of Clothes

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

Master Blender's Choice EVOO

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

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:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101