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Have you noticed how many olive oil specialty stores have opened up in your area? Take a moment and search olive oil stores in your city and you might be surprised you may have one or two nearby in your city. These popular new stores will delight your senses with several sips of the finest […]

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How-to Plan Party Appetizers

December 13, 2014

Party appetizers can many times be a last minute throw-together dish or pantry staple that is given little effort and time to create for your holiday party. But, they can actually enhance your party and provide your guests with a tasteful experience. By following a few good techniques you too can be successful with it by following […]

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Savory Basil Cheesecake Appetizer

December 5, 2014

Many times I like to go back through my old recipes even way back before kids, and select an old dish I made in the past. This recipe popped out from the pile because it was a favorite of mine from past parties during the holidays. But I recall the last time I made this […]

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Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Currants

November 26, 2014

I had to use “bundt” in the title because if you have ever seen The Big Fat Greek Wedding, you know what I’m talking about. In my family there have been many discussions about this cake pan. Believe me it wasn’t nice. Greeks could never understand why you would possibly place a hole in the middle […]

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

November 25, 2014

As I began to search for my standard Thanksgiving recipes, I hadn’t realized how many of our dishes had been passed down from our family. As I gathered them together, one thing I noticed was missing was a  mashed potato recipe. I don’t usually use a recipe for mashed potatoes but they are a must-have […]

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Join us with Local Home Girl for a Ranch Tour and Luncheon on November 2nd at #Temecula Olive Oil

October 23, 2014

    Our primary focus is to deliver a unique and inspiring experience for individuals seeking a community environment to showcase their true authenticity. We offer day and weekend retreats focused on the various aspects of modern domesticity. Experience the essence of handmade and DIY   Our sessions are designed to instill a sense of authenticity and overall […]

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“I Brake for Bitter Greens” Article for October Unprocessed 2014

October 20, 2014

Every year Andrew Wilder runs a food blog called “October Unprocessed” which encourages a better lifestyle by eating and cooking with unprocessed ingredients. We try the best we can throughout the month of October to follow these guidelines. This has been an ongoing project of his for many years. Andrew has enlisted many professional food […]

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Fall Idaho Potato-Pear Salad

October 14, 2014

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Idaho for the first time with the Idaho Potato Commission to visit various potato plants, farmers, and farms. I have always been a potato fan, especially being Greek and growing up with Greek Lemon Potatoes. I traveled with food bloggers and nutritionists every morning through the beautiful […]

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A Teachable Moment… at Melissa’s Produce

October 10, 2014

I guess the old saying, “Once a teacher, always a teacher” definitely applied to me on this remarkable day I experienced at Melissa’s Produce in Los Angeles. We were invited as authors to participate in their informative monthly events they hold at their plant facility in Vernon, Ca.  For those of you who have never been to one of […]

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