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New Year’s Resolution #1: Lose Weight/Get Healthy with Olive Oil

It’s that time of year when we make our New Year’s Resolutions.   Topping the list of resolutions involve losing weight and getting healthy.  Want to know a way to lose weight, especially that belly fat?  I suggest increasing the good fat in your diet.  The good fat, of course, is extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). […]

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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 […]

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Unique Wedding Gifts

It’s wedding season! Whether you’re planning a wedding or simply planning to attend one, look no further for that unique and interesting favor or gift. If planning a wedding, get private labeled olive oil as a favor.  For a unique shower or wedding gift, give an olive-themed basket (with my book, various olive oils, dipping […]

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Olive Oil Wrestling?

Yes, it’s #95 in my book The Passionate Olive – 101 Things to do with Olive Oil. On a recent episode of The Bachelorette in which the group traveled to Turkey, the bachelors were drizzled with olive oil and wrestled to the ground.  They participated in this traditional Turkish sport with the winner awarded more […]

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My Passion for Olive Oil

I am often asked how I became interested in olive oil.  My answers were captured at one of my book signings:  An Evening with Carol Firenze.  But I must admit, it was definitely love at first bite, when I tasted my first olive as a child – the flavor so delicious, the texture so unique […]

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