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The Perfect Dirty Martini

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The first time I ever ordered a martini, I had to call my Mom to ask how to do it. Dry? With a twist? Shaken or stirred? I was lost. 

The martini is an essential cocktail and actually very easy to make, once you know what you like. There are quite a few ways to make this classic American cocktail and I have had my try at many of them. Now that I'm more familiar, I've come to love mine spiked with brine...aka dirty. 

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New Year's Resolution: Use More Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 25, 2018 2:28:11 PM

Good health - that's my resolution for 2017. Treating my body the way it should be treated, both inside and out...and I'm going to do that with olive oil.  Did you know there are countless ways to incorporate olive oil into your everyday life? If you're looking for a fresh start this new year, "just add olive oil" is going to be your mantra. Olive oil makes being healthy easy, fun and not to mention delicious. Not sure where to start?

Here are 10 healthy and easy ways to infuse olive oil into your daily routine:

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Tags: Recipes, Health & Quality

Brunch Bruschetta

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

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First Pressed and Cold Pressed... What Do They Mean?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM
We know you've seen the phrases  “first pressed” and/or “cold pressed” on the labels of olive oil you buy... but do you know what they actually mean? We're dissecting the true meaning behind both phrases so you can be more informed when reading a label and choosing an olive oil. 
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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

Where Does Your Olive Oil Come From?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Mar 28, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Wow, what a crop. Since 4000 BC, olive oil has been used in culinary, spiritual, medicinal and practical applications. Why has it sustained such an incredible tenure? And with it's increasing popularity, where exactly does it come from today?

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Tags: EVOO 101

Quick and Easy Irish Soda Bread

Posted by Sydney Rea on Mar 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Being half Irish (Mom's side), St. Paddy's Day has always been something we celebrated growing up. We take full advantage of our ethnicity during this holiday to throw a party - complete with an Irish Rovers playlist, obnoxiously loud singing, flowing pitchers of green beer and River Dance playing on the TV in the background.

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How to Make an Easy Bruschetta

Posted by Sydney Rea on Mar 7, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Bruschetta is a timeless Italian appetizer so like most Italian food, it's simple to make and tastes downright delicious. Never made bruschetta before but would like to learn? We're here to help you make the best bruschetta ever!

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How Long Does Olive Oil Last?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Feb 22, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When you think about it, olive oil is basically fresh-squeezed juice. 

That means it's perishable and unlike wine, it doesn't get better with age. The fresher it is, the better it tastes, and the better it is for you! Consuming it regularly not only makes for a healthy diet but also ensures that you're getting the most out of your bottle of oil. 

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101, FAQs

One Pan Spaghetti Recipe

Posted by Sydney Rea on Feb 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The best way to showcase a delicious olive oil? Make it the star of the dish. Take this one pan spaghetti recipe for example. It's the essence of Italian cooking - fresh, simple and freakin' yummy. 

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Is it Safe to Fry with Olive Oil?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jan 24, 2018 3:00:00 PM

What's one thing we're tired of hearing? It's unsafe to cook with olive oil. It isn’t stable and oxidizes when heated, causing harm to the body. While this is true for other oils like canola and vegetable oil, I’m here to put these myths about olive oil to rest.

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Tags: EVOO 101, Health & Quality

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