Olivia shares her thoughts and pictures about the olives and oil, rich history, animals, and sustainable practices of the estate that produces the oil of Berkeley Olive Grove 1913. She reserves the right to wander with observations about local artists and events, agritourism, education, living with Autism....
Darro's observations will be showing up from time to time also.
" ... consumers will need education to accept and value the taste of oils with
very high levels of potential health effects because they are usually
more pungent and bitter."
As more studies/articles now reference the link to health benefits and olive oil with bitterness/pungency, people begin to tell us how they appreciate and trust an oil that "brings a cough".
With our current harvest we're at our third year sharing our California Heirloom Mission EVOO for Eleni and Prokopios' ongoing research to identify differences between extra virgin olive oils and classify them according to their potential health effects. Powerful information!
As much as we appreciate the quality, innovative research Prokopios and Eleni are conducting, we enjoy their company -
especially at the grove,
in the evening sipping wine
as we have lively talks about adventures, ideas and dreams. (See Blog from 11-16-11)