Monday, 18 February 2019

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Cherry, lemon & olive oil Visitandine (financiers)

Traditional visitandine (or financiers) were originally made by the Visitandine order of nuns in the Middle Ages. They were popularised in Paris’s financial district because they could be stored in a pocket for long periods without being crushed. Other stories says…

olive oil tasting glasses

Olives feature in Buy Queensland First initiative

The CEO of the Queensland Olive Council, Amanda Bailey, spoke at the launch of the Buy Queensland First initiative today. Buy Queensland aims to ensure local businesses, jobs and better social outcomes are front and centre when tax payer dollars are…

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Radio host finds out about Australian extra virgin olive oil

Ray Hadley, Sydney’s 2GB radio host, recently spoke with Amanda Bailey about Australian extra virgin olive oil in his morning show. Amanda is the president of the Queensland Olive Council. She was in Sydney to promote the Council’s recent research…

Tony and Carol O'Neill in their Olive Grove in Tasmania

Cradle Coast Olives Best of Show at AIO Awards

Tasmanian producer Cradle Coast Olives has taken the coveted Best EVOO of Show title at the 2018 Australian International Olive Awards, earning the judges’ highest score for its “Essence of the Cradle” South Australian Verdale varietal extra virgin olive oil…

Squeaky Gate olive oil

Squeaky Gate makes a lot of noise

Australian family owned Squeaky Gate Growers Co has used homegrown humour in its latest olive oil campaign to celebrate real food and the people behind the squeaky gates. Enlisting the comedic talents of Jean Kittson to play Kerryn, a bold…

Smart olive oil bottle tells you when it’s nearly empty

A new kickstarter project is attempting to commercialise a smart olive oil bottle that will not only keep your oil in perfect condition, it will also tell you when it’s time to buy more. The project, launched on August 28…

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OliveCare® announces new best-before requirements

Australian extra virgin olive oils awarded the OliveCare ® seal will be issued with maximum 18 month best-before dates unless producers pay for extra testing. The OliveCare® program has announced how their signatories can apply best-before dates on their labelling. In future,…