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Seasonal Farm-to-Table Recipes from The Olive Tap across the USA

Hurray for the summer harvest! Yes, it is that time of year again when all of the regions are in full harvest of summer's bounty. How long the northern regions have waited for juicy heirloom tomatoes, succulent peaches, plump blueberries, and more! Seasonal eating is so rewarding with flavors and quality that simply cannot be [...]

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Skin Smart: Healthy Cosmetic Uses for Olive, Nut, and Seed Oils

Olive oil does wonders not only to complement your favorite foods, but its health benefits are so significant as well. Regular olive oil consumption allows one to reap these benefits, but what about allowing your body’s largest organ to have a ‘drink’? That’s right! As wonderful as olive oil is for the inside, it has [...]

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Spicy, Sweet, and Smoky Summer Grilling

Whether you prefer spicy, sweet, smoky, or all three, we have the flavors to make your summer grilling so very exciting! Last summer, we gave you our top grilling tips on how to best utilize olive oil and vinegars for marinating, basting, and glazing. This year we are bringing you new vibrant flavors to inspire you [...]

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A Taste of Spring!

Oh how glorious it is when Spring has finally sprung! Sunshine, birds singing, flowers blooming, greenery everywhere…and so many delights for the taste buds! Our new for Spring olive oil and balsamic vinegar flavors are bursting with freshness and flavor and complement the season’s fresh offerings.One of the first Spring delights is the vibrant and [...]

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A Flavorful Finale: How to Use Olive Oil as a Finisher

Olive Oil is so versatile, yet its numerous assets are often “un-tapped”by many. The question we often hear from our clients is what to do with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). They ask, "Is it for cooking or salad dressing?" Indeed those are two common uses for EVOO, but there are many other uses as [...]

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Blissful Baking with Olive Oil

Everyone loves a buttery pastry, but what about the trend of baking with olive oil instead?  While baking with olive oil may seem like a current trend, it is indeed not new at all!  There are many reasons to use olive oil in your cakes, cookies, breads, and more; the reason depends on the recipe.A [...]

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Eating Healthy Without Sacrificing Flavor

The start of a new year presents itself as an opportunity to start eating healthier. In the everyday kitchen, there are many opportunities to use natural ingredients, like olive oil and balsamic vinegar, in order to make a healthy recipe. The key to healthy eating is flavor. By using gourmet products such as olive oil, [...]

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3 Reasons That Make Oil and Vinegar The Perfect Gift!

This Christmas, give the gift that represents tradition, quality, and originality; give the gift of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Not convinced? Here are 3 reasons why The Olive Tap olive oils and Balsamic vinegars are indeed the perfect gift.- Artisan quality for the amateur to accomplished gourmets.There is a growing conscientiousness about food...where it [...]

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Gourmet Gifts Ideas for Less than $30!

Now that the holiday season is upon us, we thought it would be valuable for many of our customers to learn about all of the great gift ideas from The Olive Tap for less than $30.00. We hope this gets your creative juices flowing this holiday season while at the same time helps you stick [...]

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Olio Nuovo: Celebrating the Season with Tasteful Ideas

Autumn is in the air and the scents of apples, pumpkins and the new harvest olive oil abound. Indeed, October brings the slightly cooler air which invokes the picking of the first olive fruits. These still very green olives will be pressed into the first new olive oil of the year; Olio Nuovo in Italian. Mill [...]

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