Is frozen olive oil safe to eat? Well, I like my ice-cream sweet, not savory. But if you plan on waiting to defrost it, then… Yes. It is safe to eat. Frozen olive oil is nothing to worry about.
I’ve shared many quick snacks on Twitter over the past few months so I figured I’d start documenting them here on my blog. I’ll aim to post at least 1 snack weekly going forward. I’ll make sure to pick snacks that are both common in the selo, but that also pair well with Selo Oils,… Continue reading Croatian Selo Snacks: Smoked Sea Bass Bagel Bites
Can olive oil relieve pain? Is the olive oil pain relief industry about to go mainstream? More importantly, can you relieve yourself of the pain of hearing me talk about olive oil all day long? Yes to #1. Veliki NE za #2. Not until I’m dead at least. Not until the Seed Oils Mafia orders… Continue reading Olive Oil Pain Relief: A Cure For Headaches
Unfortunately, there is no simple olive oil purity test you can try at home. If you want to know if it’s real, you have to send it to a certified olive oil testing lab. What can you do? Nothing. Really. Don’t believe me? Let’s go over the most common “at home” tests that the typical… Continue reading There Is No Simple Olive Oil Purity Test
I was born in Canada but my body was crafted in the Balkans, just like my family’s extra virgin olive oil. In fact, several millennia of inter-glacial Big Game hunters precede me. When I discovered that my ancestors drank olive oil daily, then sparred with Mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, I simply stopped questioning why people… Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Nature’s Ultimate Superfood
Is the olive oil fridge test a legitimate way to know whether your olive oil is real or fake? Unfortunately, small fines for fraud encourage olive oil companies to peddle misleading advice to fool their customers into purchasing lower grade blends of olive oil. One of those marketing lies is the olive oil fridge test.
Olive oil smoke point makes for a hot topic. The question on everybody’s mind is, “Can I use olive oil for cooking?” Well, it depends on what you mean by olive oil, and sometimes on much how good fat your particular blend contains. If you are cooking with an olive oil that has a higher ratio… Continue reading Olive Oil Smoke Point: Safe For Cooking?
Most Eastern Europeans and Balkanci I meet are perplexed when I tell them I would trade places with them any day; America (and Canada, to a lesser extent), of course, are the “lands of opportunity and wealth.”
Real extra virgin olive oil is notoriously difficult to get in North America, but not for the reasons one would normally expect:
There are many words that, despite their origin in different language histories, sound very similar to one another. These are called false cognates¹: For instance, while the Hebrew word חוצפה chutzpah means “impudence,” its Classical Arabic cognate حصافة ḥaṣāfah means “sound judgment.” But not often (perhaps never) do false cognates, with different etymologies, also possess similar meanings. There… Continue reading On The Possible Arabic Etymology Of Selo