Fancy French word to say that the olives are changing color. Turning from green to yellow green to purple, and eventually black. It is a magical time in the orchard where the olives become more and more visible.
I had never seen this before. A natural hive against the side of an oak tree. The bees are doing fine - may be they got attracted by a crack in the bark (see on top of the picture below). Supposedly bees like a 1/4 inch slit opening to their hive to settle there.
A little bit late this year cleaning the owl boxes... when I open the front pane I peaked and I quickly closed it back, and just brought my camera in to take a quick picture, and then leave this scared owl couple alone. It's nice to see the boxes fully used, the owls are our best rodent control system. And we are looking forward more owlets. Just the cleaning of this box will have to wait!
We are happy to participate and celebrate Milk Pail anniversary. The famous Mountain View store keeps on providing affordable quality cheeses, produce, bread and of course olive oil! see their facebook post.
We have been at the Mission San Antonio for a long time, participating in the cutting of the Roses in January and the Night at the Mission, with all the vineries, in November. Fun and beautiful events. Our oils and vinegars are also available at the Mission store.
On Thursday Jan 8th, the food glitterati gathered at the Palace of Fine Arts for the fifth annual Good Food Awards. For America’s makers of chocolate, charcuterie, jams and spirits — 11 categories all — this is Oscar night.
An Olive Oil Compound That Makes Your Throat Itch May Prevent Alzheimer's Doctors and nutritionists have long associated the Mediterranean diet with human health benefits, including a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study of 1,880 elderly people living in New York City, for example, showed that those who strongly adhered to a Mediterranean diet over the study's 14-year span had a 32 to 40 percent lower incidence of Alzheimer's compared with those who did not. Check Scientific American article!
This has been a very good year for Cloud 9 Olive Oil. Our French Varietal won a Gold Medal at the Mid-State County Fair competition, and our Italian Varietal won Gold and Best of Class Medals!
Now we are thrilled to inform you that our Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been named a 2015 Good Food Awards Finalist. Our entry has met all the responsible production criteria in addition to being a top scorer at the Blind Tasting amongst a pool of 1,462 entries.
The winners will be determined by November 1 and there will be an Awards Ceremony on January 8th and Marketplace at the SF Ferry Building on January 10th, 2015.
Keep your fingers crossed for us! This is a big deal!