The eggs in the picture above all come from the same carton, and the same farm. They are not like the eggs one would find in most grocery stores. First off, they are different colors and sizes. Some are, well, egg-shaped and some are longer and more oval. Some have smooth surfaces and a few are slightly rough and have little bumps. They are uneven and unpredictable, and I love them for that.
We have given you mayonnaise recipes with olive oil in the past — this sort of mayonnaise is delicious, and healthier too. We have been noticing that food manufacturers are getting in on this kind of mayo; witness the Kraft mayo above. They're not alone, though. Have you been noticing this trend in mayonnaise?
What's the difference between extra virgin and regular olive oil? Is "light" olive oil better for you? Do we still need to be worried about the great olive oil scam? Even if you've studied our guide to understanding labels, the world of olive oil can be a bit murky. Fortunately, it's about to become clearer as the US adopts new standards this fall.
World, meet my new favorite cake. It's damp and soaked with musky orange syrup, with a tender, springy crumb and a whiff of olive oil. It has shot to the top of my baking go-to list, too, with its easy yet very unusual preparation.
When it comes to quick appetizers for a crowd, we're big fans of the classic cheese, deli meat, and cracker combo. With a choice or two of each, everyone is happy! We normally go for fairly basic crackers and concentrate on the toppings instead, but this box of new-to-us Triscuit crackers called out to us from the shelf.
Herb-infused olive oil is fantastic for making a special salad dressing, drizzling over a dish of pasta, or simply as an appetizer with chunks of great artisan bread. Making it yourself is super easy - and can make a great DIY gift to share with your friends!
Q: I've been trying to find a best way to store olive oil, since I got a larger bottle than normal and don't want it to go bad. Some sources advise to store it in the fridge... but there's counter-advice on that as well.
Olive oil is one of our favorite splurges, but due to living on a tighter budget lately, we have been on the lookout for more affordable yet good quality brands. So we were intrigued when we were given the chance to try California Olive Ranch's new Everyday California Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil.