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We Olive gift boxes are the perfect way to say I love you. Create your own custom gift basket in one of our stores or choose from our gift collection online. Our pick for Father’s Day? Go with the Sweet & Tangy Gift Box which features a trio of our most popular balsamic vinegar: Aged Balsamic, Peach White Balsamic, and Pineapple Balsamic. All of our versatile vinegar add a sweet and tangy flavor to any dish and can be used in both sweet and savory applications. Try them in cocktails or over ice cream for an unexpected treat!

Let dad sleep in, and make some of these amazing recipes!

When it comes to hosting a backyard BBQ, our main ingredient is We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil. EVOO is the best cooking oil for all types of cooking, including grilling. Learn about grilling with olive oil and recipes for delicious food prepared with our best olive oils and vinegar on our website or create an account.

Here are some of our favorite recipes for your next backyard BBQ:

We Olive Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sandwich

We Olive Sriracha Lime White Balsamic Vinegar Coleslaw

Check local events in your area, there may be a car show or something you could take him to! If there are no events in your area, see if there is a local hike you could take him on.

Today is all about showing dad that everything he does is appreciated. Cheers to all of the amazing dads in the We Olive family!

When it comes to hosting a backyard BBQ, our main ingredient is We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil. EVOO is the best cooking oil for all types of cooking, including grilling. Learn about grilling with olive oil and recipes for delicious food prepared with our best olive oils and vinegar on our website or create an account.

Here are some of our favorite recipes for your next backyard BBQ:

We Olive Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sandwich

We Olive Sriracha Lime White Balsamic Vinegar Coleslaw

We Olive Blood Orange Blossom Cocktail

Mother’s Day 2021 is on Sunday, May 9th, circle this day on your calendar if you haven’t already. And Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! We are lucky to have many mothers on our team, and we offer many unique gifts your mom will love. Celebrate all that mom is with a personalized etched bottle or gift box from We Olive. If you are not able to see your mom this year, sending her a unique gift will make this Mother’s Day more special.

Etched Olive Oil Bottles

Our etched bottles are a popular gift, you can add up to three lines of personalized text. (Maximum 25 characters per line. Spaces and punctuation are considered a character. Personalized text is optional. One or all lines may be left blank if you choose). Each bottle is etched and hand-painted by skilled artisans. This commemorative bottle can be enjoyed for many years to come. Choose your favorite olive oil or vinegar. The bottle can be refilled in any of our We Olive locations (price per ounce may vary per location). Be sure to bring your bottle back clean and dry. Hand-wash only.

 

CRITICAL REMINDER – PLEASE PROOF-READ your text carefully. We etch the text exactly the way it is typed. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for misspellings, incorrect dates, or missing punctuation.

 

Please allow 7-10 days for processing, plus 2-7 days for shipping from California. Other items in your cart may ship separately.  For size reference, a 25.36 ounce bottle is the size of a wine bottle and a 12.75 ounce bottle is approximately half the size of a wine bottle.

 

Olive Oil and vinegar gift boxes

We also have gift boxes that would be perfect for Mother’s Day! Our Chef’s Collection Gift Box is an amazing trifecta of deliciousness!  Three (3) 375 mL bottles come packaged in our distinctive We Olive gift box. This gift is guaranteed to bring culinary joy to your favorite chef.

Choose From Our Customer Favorite Combinations:

We reserve the right to make substitutions of items of equal or greater value as necessary to ensure timely delivery of your purchases. 

 

When it comes to Mother’s Day, most moms just want to hear from their kids and see they appreciate them for all they do or have done. That is especially true in trying times like these. If you are able to see your mother, you can also take her for a glass of wine, find the closest wine bar locations near you:

Directions to We Olive Costa Mesa

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Directions to We Olive Pasadena

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lemon olive oil cake

You can also bake together. If you have little kids, cooking is a great way to teach them about ingredients and even make it a fun math adventure. Beyond that, it’s a great way to bond. And if you don’t have kids, it’s always a nice gesture to give to the mothers in your life.

Try your hand at this light and tender Lemon Olive Oil Cake!

Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup We Olive Lemon Olive Oil 
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (I add a little more for extra lemon flavor)
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 10″ round and 2″ deep cake pan. Set a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside, then butter parchment and dustpan with flour. Set aside. Beat eggs in a large mixer bowl using the whisk attachment until frothy. Gradually add sugar and beat on high seed until mixture is ale and leaves a ribbon when you lift whisk. This can take up to 6 or so minutes. Scrape bowl halfway through.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk milk, oil and lemon zest and juice together in a large measuring cup. Add one-third of the dry ingredients, then half of wet ingredients to egg mixture beating after each addition until smooth; continue until all are added and stop a couple of times to scrape inside of bowl.  Pour batter into prepared pan and set-in oven. Immediately turn down heat to 350 degrees. Bake until cake pulls away from sides and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean 50-55 minutes.
  3. Cool on rack 15 minutes, then loosen cake from pan with a knife. Turn out onto a plate, remove parchment, and carefully place cake back into rack. Let cool completely. Slice into wedges and serve with berries and other seasonal fruit that has been soaked in We Olive Aged Balsamic for approximately one-half hour or longer to create a sweet fruity syrup that will be soaked up by the cake!

GLAZE

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk. half and half, water, or any flavored liquid of choice. (We use We Olive Organic Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze Directions

In a bowl, whisk together sifted powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and enough liquid to thin the glaze to your desired consistency for dipping, drizzling, or pouring over your favorite baked goods and pastries. Glaze will be smooth.

 

Spring has sprung with these light and bright snack recipes.

Roasted pears with olive oil and cinnamon

Roasted pears with cinnamon, olive oil, and candied walnuts

Visit your local farmers market to pick up some fresh pears this recipe is yummy – and healthy if it is made with We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil! We love the taste of roasted pears with a dash of cinnamon and lemon.

Directions

  • Whisk together 3 tablespoons of We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cinnamon, and lemon.
  • Add sliced pears (we recommend half a pear per guest).
  • Mix until the pears are coated and put them in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until soft.
  • Serve them alongside our delicious ice cream with olive oil and top with candied walnuts. A sweetness of flavor!

 

Burrata toast with olive oil and vinegar

Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Burrata Salad on Grilled Garlic Toast

We adapted this recipe from How Sweet Eats and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out the original recipe which has a delicious herb drizzle that we replace with our Fresh Basil Olive Oil to save some time. It is the perfect way to eat peak season heirloom tomatoes and avocado toast at the same time.

Ingredients

  • 1 large baguette, sliced in half
  • 6 tablespoons Fresh Garlic Olive Oil
  • 3 to 4 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 balls fresh burrata cheese
  • fresh basil and oregano leaves for topping
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil Olive Oil

Drizzle with We Olive Balsamic

Directions

Heat the grill on the highest setting. Once hot, place the bread cut-side down on the grates until golden brown and toasty. Remove from the grill and place on a large baking sheet. Drizzle the toast with the Fresh Garlic Olive Oil, about 3 tablespoons for each side. Layer on the sliced tomatoes and avocado. Liberally season the tomatoes and avocado at this point.

Add on the sliced red onion – as much or little as you’d like. Drizzle about half the Fresh Basil Olive Oil on now, then cover the top with pulled burrata. Drizzle the rest of the Fresh Basil Olive Oil on. Cover with fresh basil and oregano leaves. A sprinkle more of salt and pepper if you’d like – and serve!

yogurt with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

 

Savory Yogurt with Balsamic Tomatoes & Cucumber

This savory yogurt recipe is satisfying and delicious and only 150 calories to boot! The Aged Balsamic Vinegar adds a sweet counterpoint to tangy Greek yogurt and robust EVOO. This is our go-to snack when we need an energy boost for an evening workout.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup cucumber, cut in bite-size chunks
  • 1/2 tablespoon Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as oregano, basil, parsley, and dill
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over yogurt and enjoy!

Congratulations to Mary Towns, winner of a year’s supply of extra virgin olive oil!

Thank you to everyone who signed up for our newsletter, stay tuned for more giveaways happening this year!

Start the New Year off by incorporating Olive Oil into your life. If you want to reduce your risk of inflammation-related diseases, like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and diabetes… Then you want Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the main component of one of the healthiest diets on the planet: the Mediterranean diet. This nutritious fat plays a role in chronic inflammation by minimizing inflammatory pathways, regulating metabolic processes, detoxing cells, and protecting blood vessels.

Here are 21 benefits to using Olive Oil:

  1. For your diet- A study carried out in Italy found that those who ate more extra virgin olive oil, along with plenty of leafy vegetables, significantly reduced their risk of heart disease.
  2. For a youthful appearance- olive oil contains both antioxidants and vitamin E, which have proven anti-aging effects.
  3. For essential oils- Essential oils are too strong to be used on their own, but when you want them, olive oil makes the perfect carrier oil.
  4. For a Mediterranean diet- The World Health Organization recommends that everyone adopt a Mediterranean style diet because olive oil is the healthiest source of fat.
  5. A perfect breakfast- drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over toasted bread at breakfast time to enjoy its full flavor, and nutritive properties in the raw, any of our We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oils are perfect for this!
  6. For looking younger- The polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil protects red blood cells from oxidation, a common cause of the signs of aging.
  7. For your fat content- Olive oil’s dietary fats provide just the right ratio for humans, which is partly why olive oil is so good for you.
  8. During sports- Adding a teaspoon of olive oil to smoothies and juices just before you exercise provides your body with essential fatty acids, which are easily burned by your muscles without inducing weight gain.
  9. For your memory- Research has suggested that people who consume extra virgin olive oil regularly are less likely to suffer from memory loss when they get older.
  10. For your cholesterol levels- Olive oil contains polyphenols, which help keep your levels of LDL cholesterol within healthy/proper ranges.
  11. For every age- Of all the vegetable oils, ONLY OLIVE OIL is 100% digestible Drizzle it over grilled fish, chicken, or veggies for a light meal suitable for every age group.
  12. For brain function- Some research has shown that olive oil can prevent and possibly even reverse the memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease.
  13. The power of antioxidants- The consequences of a proper diet are felt over time: a salad dressed in olive oil and avocado is rich in antioxidants, which help maintain cellular growth.
  14. For protecting your skin- The antioxidants found in olive oil help ward off free radicals that endanger the skin.
  15. For a balanced diet- Although red wine, fish, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables play a huge part in the Mediterranean diet, scientists agree that it wouldn’t be nearly as beneficial without olive oil.
  16. For your blood vessels- Spanish scientists found that eating five shelled walnuts or five teaspoons of olive oil at lunchtime reduced artery inflammation and improved blood vessel elasticity.
  17. For staying slim- Studies have shown that olive oil, along with nut oils, does not cause weight gain the way less healthy fats do.
  18. Benefits- Researchers aren’t sure why, but studies have shown that extra virgin olive oil helps reduce blood pressure and is beneficial for people dealing with hypertension. But don’t forget, there are many other lifestyle factors that contribute to your overall health!
  19. For your heart- Add olive oil to salads to protect your heart and keep yourself looking younger longer!
  20. For preventing cell degeneration- Did you know that the antioxidant ‘hydroxytyrosol’ found in olive oil works with vitamin E to help prevent cell degeneration in your skin as you age?
  21. For skin elasticity- Olive oil contains squalene, which helps to improve the elasticity of your skin and keep it firm and toned for longer.

Happy New Year!

Congrats to Mary Towns, winner of a year’s worth of Olive Oil!

~GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED~

Immediately be entered into our New Year’s Giveaway when you sign up for our newsletter!

Start 2021 with a happy heart and healthy diet. We Olive is proud to support heart health and the American Heart Association by raising awareness of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The Mediterranean Diet, which includes a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil, has been in existence for hundreds of years. The FDA recommends 2 tablespoons of EVOO a day for heart health. Read our blog post, Why Olive Oil Should Be Apart of Your 2021 Diet for more info.

To enter:

  1. Simply sign up for our newsletter. You can also use coupon code 2021GIVEAWAY to receive 15% off We Olive Oil & Vinegar!

Official Rules & Conditions: Enter your email, and sign up for our newsletter. The winner of the giveaway will receive a large bottle of EVOO each quarter. Purchase is not required for participation. Winner will be announced on January 2, 2021. Valid ONLINE ONLY, not valid in stores. The offer ends on January 1st  2021 at 11:59 pm PST. Discounts are reflected at checkout.

Start 2021 with a happy heart and a healthy diet! We Olive is proud to support heart health and the American Heart Association by raising awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors. The Mediterranean Diet, which includes a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil, has been in existence for hundreds of years. The FDA recommends 2 tablespoons of EVOO a day for heart health. Recent studies provide compelling evidence of the associated health benefits. Topping the list of reasons to eat like a Greek:

For more information about the Mediterranean Diet, check out our food pyramid that explains the types of foods you should eat, the quantities, and how often.

Olive oil and heart health go hand and hand. Extra virgin olive oil, paired with a healthy diet, can help reduce your risk of heart disease. In part because of the special way it’s produced, extra virgin olive oil, unlike seed oils and non-extra virgin oils, contains natural antioxidants, including polyphenols — a type of antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. It’s also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids — a healthier dietary fat than saturated and trans fats. Over the last 50 years, extensive studies have concluded that all sorts of health benefits come from extra virgin olive oil.

Researchers have found that by consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in EVOO, you can:

  • Significantly lower the risk of having a heart attack, suffering from a stroke, or dying of heart disease
    • Better regulate insulin levels
    • Strengthen your immune system
    • Reduce the risk of certain cancers
    • Improve digestive and brain health

WHY GETTING THE REAL THING MATTERS
“When companies taint the oil, consumers lose that wonderful cocktail of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants,” says journalist and industry expert Tom Mueller.