California Olive Ranch, A Difference You Can Taste.
In my search to find affordable real Olive oil, my search led me to California Olive Ranch.
Did you know that most brands of Olive oils in the grocery store, specialty market, health food store & whole food stores are fake? It is sad but true. In researching almost all olive oil imported into the United states is fake, yup I know we thought imported was better. I also found the best places to get olive oil was from California local growers & makers.
Authentic extra-virgin olive oil, takes a lot of time, expense, and labor to make. On the flip side, it’s quick, cheap, and easy to doctor it.
Bertolli’s scurrilous reputation among olive oil brands came from their intimate involvement with selling fraudulent olive oils.
What about California Olive Ranch brand?
I have done lots of research on California Olive Ranch & have studied the website, story & other info, I also checked out reviews by others & customer comments, the more I looked the more promising they looked, then to my amazement my local grocery store started selling it so I could not only research the info for my fans, I could also try it & put it to the test. I am happy to say I love the Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil & by all tests & research it is the real deal. I have not yet gotten to try any of their other olive oils but research also shows them to be great quality & real as well. (California Olive Ranch: other Olive oils)
I very much enjoyed the freshness & taste, I prefer to use olive oil on salads, on baked potatoes instead of butter or in mashed potatoes, I rarely cook with it, if I do it is only a few minutes on low. I will however share some recipes & ideas I tried below.
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We think you should know exactly where the olives in your olive oil come from.
Our olive oil is traceable back to the California ranches where our olives are
grown. We also believe that you should know how fresh your olive oil is, that’s
why every bottle of our olive oil displays the harvest date.
Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Floral, buttery and fruity aroma. Smooth flavor with hints of green apple. Versatile – great for baking, sauteing, and everyday uses.
As I said above I like Olive oil on salads, so I will first share a few dressing ideas I tried & loved, I am normally just an oil & vinegar with a few spices mix add to salad & eat, but I went on the search for some great dressings to try & share with you, & these were my favorite ones.
A Fresh Lemon Lime Vinaigrette
1/2 a lemon (or 1 1/2 tablespoons juice concentrate)
1/2 a Lime (or 1 1/2 tablespoons juice concentrate)
1 teaspoon Bragg ACV (or mustard)
1 teaspoon raw honey
1/2 teaspoon Natural unrefined sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
6 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (or dried)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives (or dried)
Squeeze out about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice & Lime juice combined (or just use a lemon or a lime)
Add the juice, Apple cider vinegar & honey in a bowl, wisk to mix.S lowly drizzle in oil, whisking constantly. next stir in parsley, chives, salt & pepper & wisk till blended. add to seal tight jar & chill. Make just over 3/4 cup of dressing.
Fresh Ginger Vinaigrette
- ½ cup Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ cups Bragg Apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup Raw honey
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh peeled Ginger (made into paste)
- 1/2 teaspoon Natural unrefined sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon coarse black pepper
Combine olive oil, honey & ACV in a bowl & wisk, add the rest of the ingredients & wisk till combined. add to jar with seal tight lid & chill.
Parmesan Ranch Dressing
This is my normal ranch dressing just changed up a bit & olive oil added, I really liked the change to create a slightly different taste.
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder (or one diced up fine garlic clove)
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese (or add more or less as per your own taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon natural unrefined salt
- 3/4 cup real mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream (or use milk kefir or yogurt)
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves, minced (or dried)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder (or fresh thinly sliced & minced onion)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Bragg apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon parsley flakes (or fresh)
- 1/4 cup Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk (as needed for desired consistency)
- Optional 1 teaspoon of Gaylord Hauser Spike Seasoning(amazon affiliate)
In a bowl, combine ingredients Add the buttermilk to desired consistency and mix to combine, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thinning with more buttermilk if needed., store in air tight container.
Raw Creamy Herb Dressing
- 1/2 cup pure water
- 1 teaspoon natural unrefined salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon chives
- 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup soft raw coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Add to blender & mix to thick & creamy, add to jar with seal tight lid & chill.
Pan fried Cabbage
- 4 to 5 cups shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon natural unrefined salt
- 1 tablespoon Bragg Apple Cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon chopped chives
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- Optional 1/2 cup diced green peppers
- Optional 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- Optional 1/4 cup fresh diced mushrooms
Add 1 tablespoon Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil & 2 tablespoons raw coconut oil to a pan over med high heat, add ingredients & cook flip once bottom browns slightly & repeat the process, takes only about 5 or so minutes.
Herb seasoned Pasta or Rice (from leftovers)
Add a little bit of Everyday California Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a pan over med heat, add either 4 cups leftover rice or left over pasta, por 1/2 cup of on of the Vinaigrettes from above & cook till hot, remove from heat, optional pour grated cheese over the top & cover with lid till melted. optional combine with pan-fried cabbage in one pot after cooking.
Recipes I found on California Olive Ranch website
- Chocolate Arbequina Truffles
- Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs with Black Bean Tapenade
- California Olive Ranch EVOO Soup
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