What Does Giving mean to you?

What Does Giving mean to you?

by Esther Milne December 03, 2019

Giving usually means sacrifice but it often comes with greater reward, just like the Bible tells us, “it’s better to give than to receive.”  Giving is a vehicle that takes us out of our little world and allows us to connect with the larger world around us.  It’s like sowing a seed in the ground, you never know how much fruit it will produce until it’s harvest time.

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How Italians like to drink coffee - Caffe Macchiato

How Italians like to drink coffee - Caffe Macchiato

by Esther Milne November 25, 2019

If you've ever visited Italy, you'll know that Italians don't drink huge cups of coffee like we do in the US and that's why Stefano spent some time explaining the Italian Coffee menu so you can be a little more clued up on your next trip to Italy.

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Why it's best to shop at an olive oil store

Why it's best to shop at an olive oil store

by Esther Milne November 14, 2019

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices when you want to buy a bottle of olive oil at your grocery store.  We asked Vitina Feo for a few expert tips and why it’s better to shop at a speciality olive oil store.

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What is EVOO?

What is EVOO?

by Esther Milne November 14, 2019

EVOO is an acronym that stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil and has become a noun in its own right after being coined by celebrity chef Rachael Ray on her cooking show.  It has become such a part of culinary vocabulary that it has been included in the Oxford American College Dictionary since 2007.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Top 10 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by Esther Milne November 05, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has long been a dietary staple of some of the world’s healthiest populations.  Packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, anti-oxidants and heart healthy fatty acids, it is now praised as one of nature’s top superfoods and can be consumed regularly to boost over all health and wellness.

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Why you should be adding Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your beauty routine

Why you should be adding Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your beauty routine

by Esther Milne October 31, 2019

Raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed full of anti-oxidants which can help to prevent premature aging by destroying the free radicals that attack skin cells.  EVOO also contains a compound called ‘squalene’ which is extremely hydrating and won’t strip the natural oils from your skin.

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How to Spot Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to Spot Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by Esther Milne October 30, 2019

How to tell if you have the real deal with your EVOO.   Look for a harvest date on the bottle and the words ‘first, cold pressed.  First pressed means that the olive has only been pressed once.  Cold pressed means that no heat has been used, which will lower the nutritional value of the oil.

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Is Coffee Good for You?

Is Coffee Good for You?

by Esther Milne October 17, 2019

It’s a question that has been floating around for many years with the answer frequently changing from yes to no and back again.  It’s just one of those questions with no absolute answer.  However it seems now that research has settled on the fact that it does have proven health benefits and it may have a few side effects that you need to be aware of too.  That’s good news, because more than 50% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day, and it’s the second most consumed beverage world wide, second only to water!

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