Queen Creek Olive Mill Blog

Olive Mill Poutine

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jan 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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:

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Topics: Recipes, DIY

Oil Cured Olives at Home

Posted by Perry Rea on Oct 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Last season I made the most wonderful, flavorful, fantastic cured olives I have ever made in my life…. just ask my kids! My father has been oil curing olives for many years and I decided it was time for me to take a crack at it. There are endless ways to cure an olive but the method I will describe yielded a perfect oil cured olive.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, DIY

Freeze and Preserve Herbs in Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 8, 2016 3:00:00 PM

This is one of my FAVORITE kitchen hacks.

Freezing and preserving herbs in olive oil is a simple way to keep your favorite herbs fresh and ready to use all year long. It's a functional kitchen technique that's simple and fun - a great project to get the whole family involved in!

I'm not sure about you, but when I purchase herbs at the grocery store, I always end up with more than I need. This technique lets me save my left overs and keep them fresh and ready to go - when I need them. If you grow your own herbs at home, this is a great way to preserve them through the cold winter months. 

You can choose to keep the herbs whole or chop them before stuffing them into the individual molds. You can also choose to keep them separate or combine them to make a tasty herb blend - it's completely up to you!  To use, simply add your 'herb cube' to soups, sauces, marinades, potato dishes and more! It's a great base to start with -since most dishes call for olive oil to begin.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY

Strawberry Balsamic Soda

Posted by Colby Anter on Jun 23, 2016 1:16:43 PM

We are always looking for healthier ways to enjoy the foods and drinks we love so much. Whether it be a healthier version of pizza (maybe that's just me)...or in this case, a better alternative to the beverage I find myself craving daily, soda. 

Did you know soda is the second most consumed beverage in the U.S. next to water? And yet not many people know just how bad soda actually is for you. Check out these 8 ways soda negatively effects your health. But we're not here to tell you how bad soda is, we're here to give you healthier alternative without all the sugar or sugary-like chemicals.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, DIY

DIY: Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Face Scrub

Posted by Joey Rea on May 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Whose face doesn't love a good exfoliation? I know mine does. Exfoliating your face serves many key functions. It helps  unclog pores and prevent blackheads from forming. It also improves skin turnover which keeps it looking radiant and fresh. Although skin types vary from person to person, I recommend exfoliating 1-2 times per week. This all-natural and affordableDIY makes that easy to do. 

Four simple ingredients make up this DIY Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Face Scrub. Each ingredient boasts multiple health benefits that gives your skin that much needed TLC. Here's why we chose the following elements to make up our scrub:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, DIY

DIY: Super Feta

Posted by Sydney Rea on Mar 4, 2016 8:15:45 AM

This incredibly easy recipe lets you make one of the world's tastiest cheeses even tastier! Adding olive oil and herbs to this semi-firm, classic Greek cheese enriches its flavor and adds complexity to salads and pastas. Check out our simple DIY and take your Feta from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, DIY