It’s Nearly Harvest Time!

It’s Nearly Harvest Time!

Winter is nearly here and it’s not long until the olive harvest in Crete. The weather this year has been much more stable and we are expecting a better crop this year after the 2016 lower yield. Once the weather switches from summer to winter, the olives will start to...
It’s time to go green!

It’s time to go green!

Where does your bottle of olive oil reside in your kitchen? Does it sit next to the cooker? Or is it kept in the kitchen cupboard? These are really important points to think about as your choice of location will determine how well the oil is looked after. Extra virgin...
We’ve won in the 2017 Great Taste Awards!

We’ve won in the 2017 Great Taste Awards!

Organised by The Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards are the benchmark for fine food and drink. The awards have been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize. Having a great taste gold star on product...
What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

At a glance, the answer to this question is pretty simple. The juice that is extracted from olives once they are pressed into oil. But once they are pressed, cold pressed for that matter, we see different variants of olive oil available, virgin, extra virgin and...
Ancient Olive Trees in Crete

Ancient Olive Trees in Crete

The ancient olive trees of Kavousi in Eastern Crete. This area, up in the mountains at an elevation of circa 250m above sea level is home to a family of olive trees that date back to Minoan times. The olive tree and olive oil are closely connected to Cretan mythology,...

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