I was in the hills this weekend.
I made cupcakes for the drive.
I was with friends and an adorable dog I wanted to kidnap.
Here he is.
I played games and laughed and soaked up the unadulterated beauty.
Here is some.
It couldn’t get better, right?
This is how it got better.
So have you ever eaten a slice of warm toasted bread (please forgive the burnt bits on mine) drizzled with extra virgin olive oil on top?
The beautiful, golden oil seeps through the toast, and yet it doesn’t get soggy.
It tastes delicious AND it’s super healthy.
I think I may give up butter. (Gasp!)
Now clearly Extra Virgin Olive oil makes me sing.
It is wonderful over toast (as I just discovered) but it’s also great for drizzling over salads, dips and other finished dishes. It’s best to use Extra Virgin raw (without cooking it) so you get all antioxidant goodness.
Regular Olive oil is best suited for Continental and Mediterranean cooking. It’s also great to knead into dough for baking. Many swear by it as a miracle oil for skin and hair.
Olive Pomace Oil works very well for Indian cooking, and is perfect for frying, as it has a high-smoking point. It has a neutral taste and flavour, so it won’t alter the taste of any dish.
So find an olive oil that makes you sing.
It will be one small, golden step towards health.
Which type of olive oil do you use? And do you have any recipes? I’d love to hear them!