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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…

Oil drops

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,…

blueberry torte

Blueberry & Olive Oil Torte

Matt & Lentil Purbrick from Grown and Gathered  believe that health and happiness come from real, traditional food, a warm home and a mastery of life’s fundamentals. This is Lentil’s recipe for a delicious, crunchy torte. Print Blueberry and olive oil torte Ingredients…

hummus with olive oil

The best Hummus recipe

Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices. It generally offers more vitamins and minerals than many other dips or spreads. Hummus also contains the “trifecta of macronutrients”—healthy fat in the form…

New labelling laws for EVOO sold in Australia

From July 1, all extra virgin olive oil produced or sold in Australia must comply with new country of origin labelling laws. The new laws will make more clear that any non-Australian added ingredients are included by the use of…

Sydney IOC attendees

IOC’s three key objectives for Sydney meeting

A meeting of the IOC was held in Sydney on Monday, May 28, following on from its 2017 agreement to encompass non-traditional producing countries, which now includes Australia. The International Olive Council was represented by Jaime Lillo, Deputy Executive Director…

Australian supermarket olive oils
Rob Whyte of Gooramadda Olives with the award winning Hardy's Mammoth olive oil.

Gooramadda wins gold at New York International competition

Gooramadda Olives has won a gold medal for its 2017 Hardy’s Mammoth extra virgin olive oil at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. Owners Rob and Melanie Whyte were in the middle of harvest when the news was announced. The…