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Traditional Foods – Olives

Shopping for olives: You can get them in all various kinds. You can purchase them with pimentos, or stuffed. Quite a few speculate how this food became an essential part of Ancient way of life and huge component of their diet plan.Historic Greeks applied olives as there key method to obtain extra fat as opposed to steak, simply [...]

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Olive Oil for Scalp

Some say that this oil comes with a range of health and beauty benefits. One beauty benefit is that it will aid in keeping the scalp moisturized. It is also good for other scalp ailments that you may have such as dry scalp, dandruff, an itchy scalp.Most people that see someone repeatedly scratching their head assume there is [...]

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Italian Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet - Great Gift Idea For The EVOO Lover

When it comes to giving exceptional gifts, you want to make sure you go with the best!Take the upcoming holidays for instance. With the help of some really neat online shops one is able to indulge the latest fancy for kitchen accessories. Not just any kitchen accessory of course, but those designed for olive oil.Some containers are used to [...]

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

When considering the health benefits of olive oil, it is best to incorporate other factors as well. Exercise and diet are also the two things under most people’s control. The oil at The Olive Tap is pure, straight from the oil presses in Modena, Italy. The health benefits most definitely have a list of their own.Finding time in your busy [...]

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What is New in Crystal Lake

Stop in and See Us! As new owners, we are enjoying each day of this new endeavor.  If you haven't stopped by recently, please come in soon, we'd love to meet you!STORE HOURSMonday - Wednesday 10 - 6Thursday 10 - 7Friday 10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 5 Sunday 11 - 3   If you can't make it in [...]

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Pesto...Presto!

The thought of Summer brings several things to mind…long sunny days, outdoor markets, produce, and pesto!! Pesto is the wonderful summer treat that changes how we decorate pastas, meats, vegetables and more!Pesto has its origins in Genoa and derives its name from the Genoese word pestâ, which means to pound or crush. Pesto is traditionally [...]

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Celebrate 10 Years of The Olive Tap with 10 Ways To Incorporate Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Into Your Daily Routine!

On July 1st, 2006, The Olive Tap in Long Grove opened its doors to introduce a new way of experiencing olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Our “taste before you buy” approach introduced customers to a variety of quality olive oils and balsamics, each to be sampled from their stainless steel fusti tanks. While some may [...]

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Gran Reserve Sherry Vinegar from Spain Now Available at The Olive Tap

Venture in to any festival in Southern Spain and the beverage found everywhere will be Sherry Wine: Sherry punches, cocktails, etc. This complex and aromatic wine is produced in the Jerez triangle in the Southeastern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, in the region of Cadiz, and is used to make the gastronomically rich Sherry Vinegar. [...]

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Spanish Gold 100% PDO Estepa Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Andalucia, the Southern region in Spain, is known for many cultural elements. Flamenco dancers and singers are at their best here. Bullfights and férias match the intensity of the sun and heat. Splendid cross-cultural architecture and gleaming white villages glisten across the landscape. The rolling hills are speckled with ancient olive trees, which can more [...]

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Gourmet and Healthy Summer Snacks

As the weather warms, our outdoor dining table turns lighter and brighter. This lighter fare is known as tapas, tarailletes, small plates, appetizers or simply snacks. Whether on the back deck or patio, at the local park or lake, perhaps even a baseball or soccer game, the food preferences become more playful and flavorful. We [...]

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