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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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Topics: Tips and Tricks, FAQs

Healthier Olive Oil Grilled Cheese

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jul 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM

 

Ah, the Grilled Cheese. Undoubtedly one of the most delicious sandwiches in existence. You can't go wrong with gooey cheese melted between two pieces of crunchy, toasted bread.

Although it's easy to make, down right tasty and a staple for young and old alike, it's not the healthiest meal option. Can you make it healthier? You betcha. It's as simple and choosing the right ingredients and I'm here to tell you how. 

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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

5 Things to do with Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 12, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Mmm garlic... If you're like me, garlic is a necessity for almost every home cooked meal. I can always find at least one thing to add that sharp, pungent flavor to. 

Needless to say, I love garlic. So, lucky for me Queen Creek Olive Mill has a LIFE CHANGING Roasted Garlic Olive Oil. After I purchased my first bottle, I was hooked and my kitchen has never been without it since. 

Hold on to your seat, this ride is about to get garlicky. 

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Topics: Recipes, 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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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, EVOO 101

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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Topics: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

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