Eat & Drink

Olio Nuovo: A Guide to the Freshest EVOO

Olio Nuovo: The Season’s Freshest EVOO Note: Olio Nuovo is the first olive oil available after harvest. It is typically available in stores and in our online shop in late fall through early winter. Join us in-store for a special event to Celebrate the Harvest. Learn more. What is olio nuovo? Olio Nuovo, or “new… read more

Celebrate the Harvest at a We Olive Near You

Celebrate the Harvest Weekend Join us as we celebrate the harvest tradition of Olio Nuovo! We’ll offer complimentary food samples and recipes that feature this season’s new oil—the freshest olive oil you’ll ever taste. Come to experience the difference! What: Complimentary Olio Nuovo tasting Date: November 23rd & 24th  Location: A We Olive store near… read more

Festive Fall Cocktails

Tis the season for cool temperatures and a schedule packed with parties and gatherings. Whether you’re hosting a huge holiday dinner or you’re treating yourself to a seasonal cocktail on a night in, we have drink inspiration that will leave you feeling warm and toasty! Balsamic Hot Toddy The Hot Toddy is a classic cold-weather… read more

How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh extra virgin olive oil can range in flavor from buttery and mild to bold and grassy with a cough-inducing peppery finish. The variety of flavors and styles of olive oil opens a world of possibilities to a home cook but it can also be overwhelming. We put together a simple guide to demystify EVOO… read more

One Salad Dressing Recipe, Four Ways!

We have a simple method for putting together a delicious salad dressing recipe and once you learn it, you’ll be able to adapt it endlessly with your favorite olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and flavors. The most important thing is to let taste guide you. If you’re using a highly acidic vinegar or lemon juice, you’ll… read more

How to Use Champagne Mimosa Vinegar

We Olive’s Champagne Mimosa Vinegar is a staff favorite! It’s made in San Luis Obispo County, CA and starts with ripe juicy citrus and is a true California Champagne vinegar. This blend has an effervescent, tangy flavor with a touch of citrus. How to Use Champagne Mimosa Vinegar Seafood The citrus elements in the vinegar… read more

How to Use Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar

What is an elderberry? Before we get into how to use Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar, let’s talk about elderberries! Elderberries have deep traditions in native cultures as a remedy for colds, flus and stomach aches. Modern studies indicate that the juice from these berries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins C, A, B6, iron and beta carotene… read more

Perfect Pairing: Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar + Fresh Basil Olive Oil

We love experimenting with flavor combinations and this perfect pairing is a must for summer cooking! Our Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Basil Olive Oil are a match made in heaven. Learn more about these two tasty products and how to use them together. Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar This California balsamic vinegar is sweet and smooth… read more

How to Make Potato Salad Without a Recipe

No summer BBQ is complete without a good potato salad. Learn how to make potato salad without a recipe and find out our favorite variations on this summer classic. Step 1: Boil Your Potatoes Here’s what to keep in mind in terms of potatoes and quantity. You want around 1/4 lb to 1/2 pound of… read more

Tasty Hot Dog Toppings for Your Summer BBQ

Hot dogs are a staple of summer grilling and we have a host of tasty hot dog topping ideas to inspire your next cookout. Set up a variety of toppings for a hot dog bar or pick one or two for a weeknight dinner. Custom Ketchup Whip up a smoky, sweet ketchup with a kick.… read more