Olive Harvesting in Spain - Mechanical vs Hand Picked

Olive Harvesting in Spain - Mechanical vs Hand Picked
A very curious statement is printed on every bottle of certified extra virgin olive oil in Spain. The statement is: "Superior category of Olive Oil obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means." When I moved to Spain and began learning about extra virgin olive oil, I found this...

Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape
Recently, a US District Court in Minnesota sided with one of the largest olive oil companies in the world, and ordered a permanent injunction against further publication or dissemination of false and misleading information circulated on social media.  The main source for the information circulated on social media is a heavily read, referenced and criticized study … Continue reading Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!
Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods.  We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any –mano a mano!  – bring … Continue reading GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?
As you can imagine, in our house we always have extra virgin olive oil. From being a luxury item in my parent’s household when I was a kid, it’s THE oil we use for cooking in our home now. Every time Steve goes to the oil mill where GringoCool EVOO is bottled, he buys a … Continue reading Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

Remembering our loved ones

Remembering our loved ones
Wonder, Read, Taste, Be Cool Wonder Halloween, All Saints Day, and the Day of the Dead are all end of October or beginning of November celebrations in the Western Hemisphere. While the Anglo Halloween tradition is marked more by the spirits of terrifying or magical creatures, monsters, and bloody bodies, the Spanish tradition is more into remembering the loved ones … Continue reading Remembering our loved ones

The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain

The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain
The 2017 summer was hot and dry here in southern Spain.  Not much precipitation at all……   which bodes well for fans of flavorful Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Just like any other fruit, when there is an abundance of moisture during the growing season, the fruit becomes fat and juicy and the olive oil extracted … Continue reading The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain

Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?

Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?
Over the decades, Grandma’s remedies such as a spoonful of codfish oil each morning  has been replaced with supplements and visits to the doctor for drugs to improve symptoms of illness.  Now, I am beginning to think many people are finding their way back to Grandma’s remedies. Since GringoCool launched “Cold Pressed Elixir“,  an organic … Continue reading Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?