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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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Tags: FAQs, 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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Tags: EVOO 101, Feed your Skin, Tips and Tricks

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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Tags: Tips and Tricks, Recipes

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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Tags: Olive Mill Updates

Grilled Corn 5 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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: FAQs, Health & Quality

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