in this issue:
- Happy, Healthy Holiday Shopping
- Facial Masks with Olive Oil
- The Sciabica Family: Four Generations of Passion
- November Pressing Matters
- Winter Squash in All Its Glory
- Olive Oil Yield is Not a Guarantee: It's a FACT.
- Announcing A New Brand of Olive Oil: Yours
a word to our readers:
Harvest time always makes us think of new beginnings because it is really the start of our season, not the end. Olives start to color and beg to be taken from the tree, millers begin pumping fresh extra virgin olive oil, and holiday meals are graced with nuovo olive oil to celebrate the season.
This past month, we also had our own new beginning with the launch of The Olive Oil Source Boutique and want to thank all our new Boutique customers for making it such an early success. But, beginnings and endings are bookends, so it is with sadness that we heard the news of Joseph Sciabica’s passing. Along with many others in our small community, we offer our condolences to the Sciabica family. He was a pioneer in our business and will be sorely missed.
Antoinette Addison, Publisher
Happy, Healthy Holiday Shopping
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s a great time to avoid that dreaded “What will I get for everyone this year?” feeling. It’s also a time to stock up on unique hostess gifts that can be enjoyed throughout the season. Read more >>
Facial Masks with Olive Oil
– by Carol Firenze, The Passionate Olive
Want your skin to positively GLOW? Take some advice from Isabella Cortese, an accomplished Venetian noblewoman whose valuable beauty tips are over 400 years old. In her popular book, I Secreti (The Secrets), published in 1561, she touted the virtues of olive oil. Developing her Read more >>
The Sciabica Family: Four Generations of Passion
– as told to Caroline J. Beck
You would have to go back to old world history to find a family with deeper ties to the olive oil business, but the California olive oil industry has to look no further than Modesto to Read more >>
November Pressing Matters
Winter Squash in All Its Glory
– by The Olive Oil Source Kitchen
In the fall, when the clock turns back and temperatures drop, we start to crave rich and hearty fare. But it can still be healthy and really good for us if we use good ingredients full of antioxidants and vitamins, like farm stand fresh winter squashes, nuts and olive oil. This special dish, easy to prepare in advance, is a perfect vegetarian addition to grace any holiday table. Read more >>
Olive Oil Yield is Not a Guarantee: It's a FACT.
– by Antoinette Addison
It’s always exciting to bring in your first harvest. The orchard produced a healthy crop and you have high expectations of how much oil you’ll get at the mill. But, veterans know that calculating oil yield from acreage is not a simple science. It involves many factors and oftentimes even seasoned producers can enthusiastically overestimate Read more >>
Announcing A New Brand of Olive Oil: Yours
– by Antoinette Addison
It is common to read movie reviews before opening night, or book reviews before they hit store shelves, but not so common to review a product that hasn’t been created yet. But we can report on it here because the product we are announcing is “your own extra virgin olive oil or vinegar”! And it is simply a personal combination of your favorite extra virgin olive oil or vinegar, a bottle design of your choosing and a custom label that makes it Read more >>