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Pairing Food with Olive Oil plus a handy chart!

Pairing Food with Olive Oil plus a handy chart!

You can create harmonious flavors by pairing food with olive oil.  It is similar to pairing wine and food. Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) are varied in taste. The multiplicity of tastes and aromas make olive oil attractive to consumers who are looking for taste sensations to match each meal. There are basically two distinct […]

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3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

The World Series starts at the end of October.  Are you hosting a party?  Serving only hot dogs?  Well, here are 3 healthy snacks  for your World Series party.   What you need:  country- style bread or baguette (sliced diagonally), sea salt, olives, garlic, fresh vegetables and your best extra virgin olive oil. 1.  Marinated Olives […]

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The World's Largest Frittata

The World's Largest Frittata

Last November, during my Olive Harvest Adventure trip in Italy, I participated in a frittata-lover’s dream come true – an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for making the world’s largest frittata. The event was held in Fabro, a small medieval hamlet in Umbria, dominated by an 11th century castle and surrounded by thick […]

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Valentine's Day Gift and Olive Oil

Valentine's Day Gift and Olive Oil

Don’t know what to give that special someone?   Here’s an idea: an autographed copy of  The Passionate Olive Book and a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) from your favorite olive oil producer or purveyor.  The magic potion for romance and heart health is EVOO.  February is also heart healthy month and what […]

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EVOO & U:  Educating students about olive oil

EVOO & U: Educating students about olive oil

I am often asked to present at Culinary Arts and Food classes in high schools.  My course title:  EVOO & U is interactive, fun and educational.  This month’s article in Pressing Times  from the Olive Oil Source highlights a recent course that I presented at a high school in Northern California.  The interactive part was the “Taste […]

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Summer Skin Saving Secrets with Olive Oil

Summer Skin Saving Secrets with Olive Oil

Did you know that olive oil is good for every kind of summer skin treatment?  Olive oil simply the best for washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, soothing and beautifying. Even before soap was invented, when the Egyptians wanted to clean themselves and soften their skin, they spread olive oil on their skin (which stuck to the dirt) […]

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GoEVOO

GoEVOO

I am so excited to tell my friends and fans that I recently launched an iPhone/iTouch/iPad app –  GoEVOO, the olive oil lover’s guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).   It’s fun, educational and interactive! You can get ideas for using EVOO that go beyond the kitchen. Find olive oil producers, retail and tasting […]

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Lessen the Appearance of Stretch Marks with Olive Oil

Lessen the Appearance of Stretch Marks with Olive Oil

Did you know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is an absolute mainstay for women who are pregnant and for new mothers to help them in the care of their babies?    I offer many mommy and baby tips in my chapter on Pregnancy and Baby Care with Olive Oil in my book, The Passionate Olive […]

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DIY with EVOO

DIY with EVOO

I’m always looking for easy, fun and budget-savvy ways for beauty treatments. And, while I love going to a Spa, I also love Do it Yourself (DIY) beauty treatments with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Olive oil, rich in polyphenols (natural antioxidants) is great for the skin whether you ingest it or use it topically. […]

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