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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

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

3 Things to do with Maple Balsamic Vinegar

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jan 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Yes, people! The rumors are true - one of our favorite vinegars is back in action...Can I get an 'eh'?!

In order to show our friendly neighbors to the north how much we truly appreciate them, we have dedicated an entire vinegar to one of their signature staples, MAPLE. This stuff is good, and it's not just my Canadian roots talking here. I know down in the Southwest, folks might not have much experience with the sappy goodness. Don't worry though...this is where I come into play.
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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Skin

Posted by Joey Rea on Dec 19, 2016 8:09:00 AM

Not only should extra virgin olive oil be a staple in your pantry, but also in your bathroom cabinet. That's right, I'm telling you to add it to your daily beauty routine.

For centuries, extra virgin olive oil has been used topically to relieve every day skin ailments. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties because it is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients. It hydrates the skin by building the skin’s moisture barrier to prevent loss of moisture.

Why Extra Virgin?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, Health & Quality

How to Taste Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Oct 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

There's an art to tasting olive oil. Much like wine, olive oil follows strict guidelines when it comes to tasting procedures. You didn't know this?! That's okay, we're going to teach you how to taste olive oil the right way. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, FAQs, Health & Quality

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