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  • STAR - Olive

    Seven reasons to celebrate National Olive Day

    Well actually, there are many, many more, but here are seven to get you hooked on these delicious gems: Olives are at the heart of the Mediterranean diet, which means they’re considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. In fact, UNESCO declared them part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They’re packed with iron, […]

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    May 29, 2020
  • STAR - Recycle cooking oil

    Do you know how to recycle cooking oil?

    Many people still pour old cooking oil down the sink instead of storing it and then taking it to a recycling point. Once oil gets into the sewage system it mixes with soap and other materials to create blockages that are expensive and time-consuming to remove. Nearer to home, once oil goes down the kitchen […]

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    May 17, 2020
  • STAR - salad for kids

    A STAR salad for kids!

    This cold pasta salad is not only irresistibly delicious and nutritious, but it’s also a quick, easy and fun dish to make with kids. First of all you need to cook some good-quality penne following the instructions on the packet (put the kids in charge of keeping their eye on the timer). Next, cut some […]

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    May 11, 2020
  • STAR - omelet with kids

    Cooking an omelet with kids

    Many people’s first chance to get creative in the kitchen is making an omelet. So here are some handy hints to get kids into cooking this recipe: Use at least two eggs for a decent result. Add a pinch of salt to the egg white before beating. Use a nonstick frying pan. If you don’t […]

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    May 11, 2020
  • STAR - Mediterranean diet

    Why is the Mediterranean diet rated top in the world

    The Mediterranean diet is far more than eating nutritious food. It’s a whole lifestyle based on healthy, balanced eating that uses traditional products in age-old recipes. What more could you ask for? The Mediterranean diet has received so much acclaim that in 2010 it was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One […]

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    May 7, 2020
  • STAR - Healthy trick

    Balsamic vinegar of Modena, a healthy trick

    We’ve known for a long time that balsamic vinegar is a great ally for livening up our salads. But sometimes we run out of ideas and get stuck in the same old routine. So here are some innovative balsamic vinaigrettes for giving your salads a fresh twist! Classic Mustard, honey, Modena balsamic vinegar, a dash […]

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    May 5, 2020
  • STAR - Extra Virgin olve oil

    What’s the difference between extra virgin olive oil and the others vegetables oils?

    Extra-virgin olive oil is without a doubt the healthiest olive oil on the market. Its scientifically proven nutritional properties have made it the pillar of the Mediterranean diet, and it is now included on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Extra-virgin olive oil is the purest of all olive oils on […]

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    May 5, 2020
  • STAR - balsamic vinegar of modena

    Balsamic vinegar of Modena: packed with goodness

    Balsamic vinegar of Modena is made from a mixture of grape must from specific varieties of red and white wines, including Trebbiano, Uniblanc, Malbec and Barbera. It has Protected Geographical Indication status and is highly prized by true connoisseurs. It brings all kinds of dishes to life and graces any dining table. But that’s not all! […]

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    April 30, 2020
  • STAR - Bowling

    A bowling alley… at home!

    Who needs to go to the bowling alley when you can make your own at home? Simply keep all the plastic bottles you use (water, olive oil, drinks, etc.) and turn them into skittles. It couldn’t be simpler! Paint them different colors or give them different numbers. You’ll need ten in total, plus a medium-sized […]

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    April 28, 2020
  • STAR - Salad

    What’s the magic ingredient for any salad?

    We begin with a sad tale. Once upon a time, there was a young cook who used to make the most amazing salads, full of all kinds of tasty meat, vegetables and seafood. These delicious multicoloured dishes were the envy of friends and family alike. And the whole office would wait with bated breath to […]

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    April 27, 2020
  • Borges - Extra-virgin olive oil

    What does extra-virgin olive oil really mean?

    We all know that extra-virgin olive oil is the very best olive oil on the market, but not many people know exactly what that means. Well, this unrefined oil is made from top olives picked at their peak without the use of any chemical products. It has a distinctive flavour and never has more than […]

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    April 24, 2020
  • STAR - Steam vegetables

    Steamed vegetables only need one extra ingredient: extra-virgin olive oil

    Steaming is a wonderful way to cook almost any vegetable. Since they’re cooked gently, they keep all their goodness and lose none of their tasty appearance. There’s nothing healthier than grabbing a handful of seasonal vegetables—which is when they’re at their best, creating an explosion of flavours and aromas on your plate—putting them in the […]

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    April 20, 2020
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