Sep 112011

Every day I read lots of material about the olive, some from books and others from the internet. Each week I share with you the articles, recipes, research documents, and other information I find on the internet. Most of it is very interesting and some of it inspires me to write an article or two of my own. None of these links are in any way my opinion or are endorsed by me. I am sharing.

Olive Links of the Week

Here is another viewpoint on US immigration reform from Deseret News in Salt Lake City, UT “Immigration reform is imperative to a vibrant economic future“. The article specifically discusses the agriculture industry.

Nothing like a pie contest, to make a mouth water. Here is an article from Maryland’s Gazette. net entitled “Competitors taste sweet – and savory – victory at Bethesda pie contest“. One of the savory pies was olive, tomato and goat cheese.

Health myths and fallacies” by Dr. Philip S. Chua in the Philippines Inquirer News. True and false questions answered. Are all fats bad? Should babies wear sunglasses? Interesting.

Another “nut” story – “Cobnuts enjoying revival as new vitamin-packed health food“. The article is complete with more oil smoke-point discussion. I’ve stopped paying attention to “lay person” or chef comments on smoke point. They are usually way off base. Check with a scientist or just experiment yourself.

From Lawrence, Kansas 6 News “Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Grilled Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce”. The picture made even my eyes hungry.

Case of the missing article about the return of the olive fruit fly to California. Here is the information I got from Google Alerts with a link to UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor, Bill Krueger’s, comments about the olive fruit fly. It is incomplete but I can’t find any other information about an increase in olive fruit flies this year in California – curious. Here is the blurb I copied from Google: “Olive fruit fly back, threatens crops“, Orland Press Register. There are considerably more olive fruit flies this year than at this time last year, said Bill Krueger, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor for Tehama and Glenn counties. “When it comes to the olive fruit fly we really don’t understand everything we …

Martha Stewart sets her sights on Israel” article from USA Today. That crazy gal is always up to somethin’.

Chicago Sun Times recipe for “Crab and Heirloom Tomato Salad“. Yummy.

Here is an article I find ironic considering Israel is always having a go at Palestinian olive groves, “Belgium PM Plants Tree in Grove of the Nations” (yes this tree was planted in Israel).

From Media Club South Africa “SA olive oil is the best, study shows“. The study was an International Olive Council study.

Aioli easy, so spread word” from the Orange County Register. I love aioli. This recipe makes it in the blender.

From The Huffington Post “The Healing Power Of Olive Oil“. Lots of great ideas.

May the sun shine through your branches.