05 Apr

Introduce yourself to a nearby olive bar

By Karen Fernau, Olives are so much more than a martini garnish. They add easy, intense flavor to pasta dishes, baked bread, as toppings for seafood and in salads. Which olives taste best is personal. Flavors range from tangy, winey and fruity to spicy and tart. Olives come packed with fat, but the “good” monounsaturated […]

04 Apr

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap presents Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil from the Holy Land

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps is pleased to announce that our program to use Fair Trade and organic sources for all major ingredients has reached a major milestone with the shipment in February of the first order of more than 80 metric tons of Fair Trade and certified organic olive oil from Palestine and Israel. The […]

04 Apr

Extra-virgin olive oil, one sip at a time

by Kathleen Jay, Located west of Petaluma in Marin County, McEvoy Ranch offers guided tours of its 550-acre property, which includes more than 18,000 olive trees. Heat, air and light. These are the three big no-nos when it comes to extra-virgin olive oil. On a recent tour of three Bay Area olive oil makers — […]

01 Apr

Peace Olive Oil available in USA

While we have already talked about the Peace Oil developed by Charities Advisory Trust in London (here) and Olives for Peace, currently being developed by Crossroads in Israel (there), we haven’t mention the US version of Peace Oil. Created by Olive Branch Enterprises in Seattle, Washington, this extra virgin olive oil is the first of these three […]

30 Mar

Botulism Warning For Olives

An update of this post. By Brooke Martin, Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts restaurants, retail facilities and Georgia consumers to the risk of botulism found in some imported olives. All sizes of cans, glass jars and pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano olives are being recalled by its national distributor, Charlie Brown di Rutigliano & […]