Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the highest grade for olive oil (the best you can buy). Virgin oil is considered “Extra” when it has less than .8% free oleic acid.

HOW DO YOU STORE OLIVE OIL and HOW LONG DOES IT KEEP?

Olive Oil should be stored in a cool, dark place away from heat and light. If it is kept in a dark glass bottle (never stored in plastic) you could have it up to 12 months. However, after that it could lose the freshness and taste. The idea is to keep using Olive Oil as fresh as possible so you can maximize health benefits & flavor.

CAN I COOK WITH THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND THE INFUSED OILS?

Absolutely! We recommend you use olive oil for EVERYTHING! All of the oils we carry are suitable for sautéing, sauces, marinades, a finishing touch on any dish as well as enjoying them with some fantastic crusty bread.

CAN I REPLACE BUTTER AND MARGARINE WITH OLIVE OIL?

Please do! You can use olive oil for anything you would use butter for including baking. Use the chart below as your guideline for substituting.

BUTTER/MARGARINE OLIVE OIL
1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
1 Tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoons
2 Tablespoons 1 1/2 Tablespoons
1/4 Cup 3 Tablespoons
1/3 Cup 1/4 Cup
1/2 Cup 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons
2/3 Cup 1/2 Cup
3/4 Cup 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon
1 Cup 3/4 Cup

DO YOU REFILL BOTTLES?

We do! We will refill a clean dry bottle that you previously purchased from us, any size.  The best way to clean your bottle is to rinse it out with the hottest water you can and put it in the dishwasher (if you have one) and let dry completely.

We will give you a small credit toward your purchase of the new product you put in it.  This is a refill program NOT a recycle/refund program.  

ARE YOUR OLIVE OILS AND BALSAMIC VINEGARS GLUTEN FREE?

YES! All of our products are infused naturally with fruit and herbs and do not contain any grains. We also carry single varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils that are not infused.

HOW DO YOU STORE BALSAMIC VINEGAR?

Balsamic Vinegar should be stored in a cool dark space (avoiding heat and light).