Mediterranean Omelet with Broccoli, Cheese, and Olives Recipe

As autumn winds down and you’ve finished harvesting your Arbequina olive tree, you may find yourself wondering what to do with all those extra olives. Look no further: this seasonal, savory, no-flip omelet is hearty enough for any meal, not just breakfast! Pair it with some toasted Italian bread for an added texture. Ingredients: Directions:

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Everything You Need to Know About Arbequina Olive Trees

If the bland, black discs dotting your pizza and the jarred, pre-stuffed green morsels make up the whole of your experience with olives, you’re missing out. But fresh olives can be hard to find in local grocery stores. A staple of Mediterranean cuisine for centuries, olives have long been added to a variety of dishes… Read more »

Olive and tomato bruschetta recipe

Olive and Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Looking for a tasty, simple, yet impressive-looking appetizer to serve your guests? This colorful “salad” is sure to make an impression! Use black or green olives or a combination of both for greater visual appeal and choose medium-sized tomatoes that are fully ripe yet firm. The fresh ingredients, toasty bread and colorful appearance make this… Read more »


How to Grow Olive Trees Indoors

Ever thought of growing an olive tree? Native to the Mediterranean, olive trees prefer warmer outdoor climates and are sensitive to freezing temperatures, but if you live in a climate that’s not congenial to their needs you can grow them indoors. Indoor trees make wonderful, ornamental houseplants, and as long as you have enough light… Read more »


Easy Olive Spread (Tapenade) Recipe

So easy to make, this flavorful spread is an elegant hors d’oeuvre atop toasted baguette or pita wedges, and a wonderful accompaniment for roast meats. You can also use it as a sandwich spread or in a pasta salad. Use any high-quality olives you like in the recipe. Ingredients: 1 ½ c. olives, pitted ¼… Read more »

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Warm Spiced Olives

Whether you are hosting a dinner party, a small gathering of friends, or just treating yourself, these Warm Spiced Olives add a touch of culinary elegance to any table. This savory appetizer combines warmed oil with rich spices to elevate mixed olives to a new level. The natural ingredients and healthful olive oil create not… Read more »


Green Olive Pasta

Sautéed green olives and garlic in butter create an easy, flavorful pasta sauce that’s so easy to make, yet so impressive. Add a splash of lemon juice for balance and top each portion with freshly ground pepper and Parmesan shavings for a delicious, dressy dinner that’s as much a treat for guests as it is… Read more »


Olive Tapenade

Simple yet elegant, this easy olive tapenade is a great addition to a party or as an appetizer before a Mediterranean meal. Serve with crackers or sliced and toasted French bread. Delicious! Ingredients: ½ c. green olives, pitted ½ c. black olives, pitted 1 anchovy fillet, optional ½ tsp. dried oregano 1 clove garlic, smashed… Read more »


Why Is My Olive Tree Not Flowering?

Olive trees are one of the most popular edible plants to grow at home, for a number of reasons: Olive trees are easy to care for, as they can adapt to many different soil types. Olive trees can be grown successfully in a variety of climates and can handle temperatures as low as 20°F. Olive… Read more »

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How Tall Does an Olive Tree Grow?

If you’ve been thinking you’d like to buy olive trees to plant in your yard (or maybe even to grow in a container), you may be wondering how fast olive trees grow. The fact is, olive trees take a while to reach their full maturity, and only grow two to four inches each year. Additionally,… Read more »


Olive & Cheese Loaf

This crusty French loaf tastes amazing and is a great way to elevate any meal! Serve this delicious, flavorful loaf with a green salad, soup, or spaghetti, or slice it thin as an appetizer for guests. You can even try making it with different cheeses! Ingredients: 3 c. bread flour, plus more for work surface… Read more »


Warm Spiced Olives

Transform a bowl of mixed olives into elegant, Mediterranean-style party fare with a warm, richly spiced oil! Delicious and easy to make, this impressive dish is sure to get rave reviews at your next gathering. The warm olives slide right off the pits, and bright lemon zest and spices gives this dish enough “zing” to… Read more »

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Do Olive Trees Grow in Florida?

No other fruit in the world has as rich a history as the olive. Going as far back as 3000 BC in Asia Minor, olives, their cultivation and oil play important roles in ancient and modern civilizations alike. In Greek mythology, olive oil was said to be a gift from Athena to Zeus. Olive oil… Read more »

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How to Make Homemade Olive Oil

There’s so much that’s good about olive oil! Packed with polyphenols, amino acids and healthy monounsaturated fats, olive oil not only adds depth and flavor to food, it’s loaded with healthy antioxidants, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, and reduces your risk for certain health conditions. You can even use it… Read more »

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Do Olive Trees Need Full Sun?

If you are looking to buy olive trees online, look no further… has a great selection of olive tree varieties. But wait…what is doing selling olive trees, of all things? Olives aren’t citrus! Well, that’s true…the olive is actually a “drupe,” or stone fruit.  A drupe is a fruit in which an outer flesh layer surrounds… Read more »