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Keep cosy indoors with our Lamb & Olive Casserole – Serves 6

Keep cosy indoors with our Lamb & Olive Casserole – Serves 6

1,250 kg boneless lean lamb cubes 90 ml De Rustica Estate Medium olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large onion, sliced 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped finely 175 ml Pinotage 250 ml De Rustica Table Olives, pips removed Salt to taste Preheat the oven to...

Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Custard With Lime

Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Custard With Lime

This quick and easy custard is pleasantly tarty with just enough sweetness. Watch the ingredients come together quickly in a blender. Ingredients 3 large eggs, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoon lime zest plus ½ cup fresh juice (from about 3 large...

Stovetop pots de crème with olive oil and flaky salt

Stovetop pots de crème with olive oil and flaky salt

Chocolate custards made on the stovetop and smothered in whipped cream, fruity De Rustica Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and crunchy flakes of sea salt. Adapted from The Bojon Gourmet. Servings:  small but rich servings Ingredients Pots de crème: 1 ¼ cups (295 ml) heavy...

HEALTH

Ever wondered what is in an excellent massage oil?

Ever wondered what is in an excellent massage oil?

Oil has been used throughout the ages for healing, lighting, cooking, lubricating and treating of fabrics and leathers. Specifically the mighty olive has provided us with an oil that not only historically was applied by most cultures and religions for anointing, but...

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Medical and health benefits of EVOO

Medical and health benefits of EVOO

New scientific evidence appears daily proving that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) could indeed be described as food from the Gods. Recent long-term studies have clearly indicated that regular consumption of EVOO reduces the risk of dying prematurely (for instance from...

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History

The olive and its fruit

The olive and its fruit

If you have never seen an olive tree look for an evergreen tree with leaves that are dark green on the top and covered with much lighter silver scales on the underside.  It was this silvery colouring, shimmering in the breeze, that attracted the attention of the...

The Ancient history of the olive

The Ancient history of the olive

The olive tree grew wild in the middle east and its fruits have been used since prehistoric times.  Its history is so ancient that no one knows who first pressed the olive for its oil or who thought of softening and preserving the fruit in salt or soda. Along with the...