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Delicious & Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil πŸ’›

April 29, 2015

I have written about my adoration of all things Mediterranean in past posts. The sea, people and most importantly it’s amazingly healthy and tasty diet.


Olive oil, Balsamic & chilli flakes

The most important  factor, the binding of this diet if you like is unarguably the Olive oil used. This thick golden nourishing liquid is what will give your meals, salads, soups and even desserts that extra kick, a healthy boost and delicious taste too!

I love to try different brands of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You will find that they all taste slightly different, some stronger in taste, some darker in colour. My favourite thing to do is just pour some good Olive oil in a small bowl, drizzle on a little Balsamic vinegar, sprinkle on a few chilli flakes or dried thyme, take some fresh crusty sourdough bread and dip a piece into the oil. Nothing else, the taste is amazing! It is the taste of the Mediterranean. 


Olive oil is produced by grinding olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means. Green olives usually produce more bitter oil, and overripe olives can produce oil that is rancid, so for good extra virgin olive oil care is taken to make sure the olives are perfectly ripened. 


‘Olive Oil Extra Virgin’ is my current household favourite! It has been created by Valentinos Varelas, whose family has grown olive trees and pressed olive oils in Krestena Ilias for over three generations. He was born in Greece and raised on olive oil and the beautiful trees and fruit that give itIn 2014, Valentinos started Olive Oil Extra Virgin because of his desire to share Greece’s best olive oils with the UK market. 


I have been using Valentinos delicious Olive oil in my dishes daily, my boys absolute favourite is to just take some warm crusty bread and dip it into the lovely golden liquid! Yummy!

I look forward to trying the other delicacies available on Valentinos website, and making more delicious dishes using this super olive oil, watch this space.

Enjoy! xxx

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