Use Olive Oil for Healthier Cookies

While we don’t want to say goodbye to those delicious cookies we all enjoy, we do want to make them healthier without it affecting their flavor. One of the easiest ways to make your cookies a little healthier is by replacing the butter with Verde Valley Olive Oil in your favorite cookie recipe. Not only is […]

How to Use a Finishing Oil on Pork

Why You Should be Finishing Your Cooking with Olive Oil If you have ever been to Italy or anywhere in the Mediterranean, you know that when they finish preparing a meal they top it off with a high-quality extra virgin olive oil. It is a chef’s flavorful finale for the meal they have prepared. Not […]

Health Benefits of Verde Valley Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Verde Valley Olive Oil It is the beginning of the New Year and one of the major resolutions people commit to is to eat healthier. While people don’t always think of oil when they think of healthy foods, they should when it comes to high-quality olive oil. Olive oil is one of the […]

How To Use A Finishing Oil On Chicken

Why You Should be Finishing Your Cooking with Olive Oil If you have ever been to Italy or anywhere in the Mediterranean, you know that when they finish preparing a meal they top it off with a high-quality extra virgin olive oil. It is a chef’s flavorful finale for the meal they have prepared. Not […]

Balsamic Vinegar to Prepare Meats

Balsamic Vinegar to Prepare Meats Balsamic Vinegar is a go-to ingredient when marinating or preparing meats. This is because it can tenderize a tough cut of meat while adding a spectacular flavor to the dish. As a general rule, only red meat needs to be tenderized while the chicken and fish can solely take advantage […]

What Foods Does Balsamic Vinegar Pair With?

If you use balsamic vinegar, it’s probably exclusively in your homemade salad dressings or marinades. Yet, this flavor filled vinegar has much more to offer than just a condiment in your pantry. Balsamic vinegar actually enhances the taste of your food and at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders, we have so many flavor infused balsamic […]

How to Emulsify with Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar

Emulsify Slowly add Olive Oil Trader’s EVOO to an Olive Oil Trader’s balsamic while whisking vigorously. This disperses and suspends minute droplets of one liquid throughout the other.  Emulsified mixtures are usually thick and satiny in texture. Emulsifying will allow you to evenly disperse a vinaigrette flavor over salads and fruit. For a vinaigrette, the […]

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion

Conversion Chart Butter/Margarine                 Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tsp……………….………….………………………3/4 tsp.1 tbsp………..………….…………………………. 2 1/4 tsp.1/4 cup ….………….……………………………….3 Tbsp.1/3 cup …………….………………………………..1/4 cup1/2 cup……….………….…………………………..1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.2/3 cup…………………….…………………………1/2 cup3/4 cup ………..………….…………………………1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp.1 cup……………………….………………………….3/4 cup

How to Marinate with Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar

Techniques for Using Olive Oil Trader’s Oils & Vinegars Marinate  Coat food in a mixture of Olive Oil Trader’s EVOO and balsamic and let it rest for a certain amount of time. The purpose of marinating is for the food to absorb the flavors of the marinade or, as in the case of a tough […]