06 Aug

Crispy baked green olives

Photography by Steve Brown, Recipe by Dixie Elliott, Ingredients: 3/4 cup tasty cheese, grated * 100g butter, softened 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes 24 large semi-dried, tomato-stuffed green olives olive oil spray Method: Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine cheese, […]

24 Jul

The good, the bad and the ugly fat facts

By Carolyn O’Neil, If you enjoy a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil on a crisp green salad or can’t wait to savor a salmon steak hot off the grill, then you are part of a happy and healthy nationwide nutrition trend. According to results of the 2007 Food & Health Survey recently released by the […]

22 Jul

All you wanted to know about Olives and Olive Oil

Here is a very complete article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, on Olives and Olive Oil which includes history, information on olive varieties, and usage tips. Part 1: The only difference between green olives and black olives is ripeness Long a symbol of peace, the olive branch brings us a marvelous, healthy fruit. Get up to […]

21 Jul

Food detective: Olives

By Sheila Keating, A firm, fruity olive is a beautiful thing, so why is it so hard to find? Purity of flavour is what olive-lovers crave, but frequently what is on offer is a plethora of antiseptic-tasting, flabby specimens, stuffed with synthetic pastes, or drenched with incongruous marinades. How do green and black olives differ? […]

18 Jul

NSW olive grower receives Churchill Fellowship

An olive grower and processor from the New South Wales north coast has received a Churchill Fellowship to travel to Sicily and southern Italy. Alan Hodges will spend five weeks studying a water recycling process being pioneered in Sicilian factories as well as new green olive varieties. Mr Hodges says he believes Australia is yet […]