Tag Archives: California Olive Ranch

Chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s Tomato, Olive Oil Recipes in eNewsletter

I want to take a second and suggest you head over to the latest edition of our eNewsletter, In Season. You’ll find recipes combining tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil from award-winning California chef Cindy Pawlcyn. She’s our featured chef … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipes in eNewsletter

The first of June means tomato season has finally arrived here in California. That means pizza, gazpacho, and Bloody Marys – to name just a few dishes and drinks that celebrate this fruit. (Yes, it’s a fruit.) To learn more, … Continue reading

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Cruets for Drizzling and Serving Olive Oil

An interesting e-mail recently landed in my Inbox. It was from Chef Trey Foshee of Georges at the Cove restaurant, in La Jolla: “Hey Claude,” he wrote. “We are trying to find an elegant olive oil cruet to have on … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

Fran Gage has included a nice write-up about California Olive Ranch in her beautiful new book: “The New American Olive Oil: Profiles of Artisan Producers and 75 Recipes” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009). And she’s loaded the book with great … Continue reading

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Hold an Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting at Home

Here’s something you can do with your friends that’s a bit out of the ordinary: hold an extra virgin olive oil tasting at your home. It’s similar to a wine tasting – except you “slurp” the oil rather than sip … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Recipe: Chocolate Arbequina Truffles

Like many people, I’ve got a sweet tooth. I love chocolate. And I’m always intrigued by recipes that combine extra virgin olive oil and chocolate. So I couldn’t resist posting a recipe for chocolate truffles made with our Arbequina extra … Continue reading

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe: Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

My wife Sharon and I recently made some of the most fabulous bruschetta ever. It’s a simple Italian dish   you could make as a snack or appetizer this Memorial Day Weekend. The variations are endless. Bruschetta (the Italians pronounce it … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Recipe: Chef Paul Bartolotta’s Marinated Carrots

It’s almost Memorial Day. And I’ve got hot dogs on my mind. OK, not what you might call typical restaurant fare. Yet hot dogs recall the fascinating conference I attended earlier this month in the Napa Valley. It focused on … Continue reading

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On the Menu: Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Breakfast

My stepbrother in Baltimore inspired me to write about extra virgin olive oil and breakfast. Tom grew up outside Detroit, near where I lived with my parents, my sister and brother many years ago. Fast-forward a few decades. These days … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Taste the Olive Oil

Paolo Pedrazzani has extra virgin olive oil in his blood … literally. A native of northern Italy, Paolo starts his day with a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil before he’s had anything else to eat or drink. “Every morning,” … Continue reading

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