Why Bake with Olive Oil?

Substituting olive oil for butter is a key element for health and dietary considerations; e.g. vegan requirements, lower cholesterol needs, and removing saturated fats. Because olive oil contains vitamin E, it helps to naturally maintain the freshness of baked goods and creates moist cakes, biscuits and muffins. Using olive oil instead of butter gives cakes…more »

Why is olive oil good for your skin?

We need to keep our skin lubricated on the inside and the outside! As an antioxidant (containing hydroxytyrosol and vitamin E), olive oil helps fight free radicals and prevents cell degeneration. Olive oil also contains squalene, a natural organic compound that improves elasticity, vitality and skin tone and protects the skin from dehydration. Among all the…more »

Fourth of July, Thomas Jefferson and Olive Oil

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, our third President and principal author of the Declaration of Independence was also what would be considered today… a foodie? Whenever I think of a foodie, I think… olive oil. And so did Jefferson, who proclaimed, “… the olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven.”  Deemed a…more »

2014 Olive Harvest Adventure: Oct 21 – 28 (available) Oct 28 – Nov 6 (sold out)

Here’s an update on the Olive Harvest Adventure tours.  Tour #1 – October 21-28 (available); Tour #2 is sold out (October 28-November 6)! I invite you to be Italian for a week where you can spend a blissful time this fall in an ancient Umbrian olive grove and experience the true Italian lifestyle – the…more »