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  • The Key Ingredient in Pasta

    There are certain rules when it comes to pasta. Bolognese sauce with tagliatelle, carbonara sauce with spaghetti, and never ever chicken with any pasta dish whatsoever! There is also one basic ingredient in almost every single genuine Italian pasta dish — extra virgin olive oil. The star of the show, able to liven up any […]

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    March 21, 2019
  • The Most Popular Italian Pasta Dish

    The average person may struggle to decide which pasta is their favorite, but in Italy there is no doubt. They can’t resist spaghetti with tomato sauce. At the heart of Italian cuisine is something appreciated by cooks all over the world — its simplicity. With just five ingredients, this recipe can conjure up the magic of an Italian home. Ingredients First […]

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    March 21, 2019
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    March 13, 2019
  • QUICK AND HEALTHY BREAKFAST

    Quick and Healthy Breakfast

    How about swapping biscuits and mass-produced baked goods for whole wheat bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and slices of delicious ham and cheese? You can freeze the bread in individual portions and unfreeze them every morning in the toaster, which kids will love doing. You can also add some avocado, sliced tomato or […]

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    March 13, 2019
  • Eat Well With Olive Oil

    Eat Well with Olive Oil

    Did you know that there’s a product that can liven up any dish? It’s Star olive oil! Here are some delicious examples: Add it to Your Favorite Vegetables It gives carrots and potatoes a lovely taste! Craving Pasta? Simply add a dash of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and some […]

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    March 11, 2019
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    Grilled Cheese with a Twist

    Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? Simple to make and simply delicious, if made well. The classic recipe contains just three ingredients: sliced bread, butter and cheese. It’s best to use a cheese, or mixture of cheeses, that melts easily when heated: mozzarella, Cheddar, Gouda… If you want nicely toasted bread on the […]

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    March 11, 2019
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    Can You Freeze Olive Oil (and why should you)?

    We’re used to freezing all kinds of raw and cooked foods, so it’s not surprising that many people wonder whether they can freeze olive oil. The answer is yes! Olive oil can go bad for a number of reasons, such as not putting the top back on the bottle properly and not storing it under […]

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    February 22, 2019
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    Why You Should Include Olive Oil in Your Daily Diet

    There’s a large list of reasons… First, because it’s delicious! And so versatile that you can add it to simply any dish: from drizzling it onto your sandwiches to making tasty dressings for your salads, using it for frying, sautéing and even in smoothies (don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it). You can use it […]

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    February 21, 2019
  • VALENTINE’S DAY SNACKS

    Valentine’s Day Snacks

    Fancy surprising your partner on Saint Valentine Day this year? How about a bottle of champagne and snacks to usher in an unforgettable night? Here are some ideas for some suitably spicy snacks—the rest is up to you… Mediterranean Brochettes Make a tasty brochette by spearing a cherry tomato, mozzarella ball, basil leaf and anchovy-stuffed […]

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    February 13, 2019
  • A Quick and Easy Tip for a Great Soup

    There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup in winter. It’s a great staple recipe for a light supper or hot lunch and you can add practically anything. A simple trick is to let it cool once you’ve made it; that way, the fat used to fry the vegetables or released by other ingredients can […]

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    February 5, 2019
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    Why the First Olives of the Season Make the Best Olive Oil

    The best extra virgin olive oil is made from the very first olives of the season. For the growing number of keen olive oil fans, the delicious, healthy result is pure ambrosia. Since it is made from olives that haven’t yet fully ripened, that is, ones that are still green (which is why it is also […]

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    February 5, 2019
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    5 Dishes Where Only the First Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil Will Do

    Extra virgin olive oil made from the very first olives of the season is one of the best dressings there is. Pressed from olives that haven’t yet fully ripened, it has a uniquely intense personality that is best enjoyed raw. How? Here are five ideas: Toast Ideal at breakfast to give you a healthy, tasty […]

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    February 5, 2019
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