Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla

Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla
On a short afternoon run through the olive orchard behind the house, I ran by a crew picking olives.  After the run, I went back with my camera.    I found Lucas who is the supervisor of the crew and asked if I could take some pictures.  He said sure, no problem. Lucas runs a … Continue reading Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla

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?

How do you say “Olive Oil Fraud” in Croatian?

How do you say “Olive Oil Fraud” in Croatian?
Several nights ago, I was preparing a pasta dish and I was bowled over when I added an “extra virgin olive oil” from Croatia to a pot of very hot water.  It was late in the day, I had not turned the kitchen lights on so lighting was dim.  Below is the picture that will … Continue reading How do you say “Olive Oil Fraud” in Croatian?

How GringoCool Selects a Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Bottling

How GringoCool Selects a Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Bottling
There are no road maps for small businesses.  Small businesses cannot sit still.  New business is critical for long-term success.  And in this climate of continual movement and business development, success or failure results from variables many times not fully recognized or understood.   Many times, small businesses have to “fly by the seat of … Continue reading How GringoCool Selects a Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Bottling

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA
Head to head comparison of olive oils just like the old Coke vs Pepsi challenge.  Here at GringoCool, we are encouraging head to head taste tests between our Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil and any takers.  We want people to discover the difference themselves because we believe our organic EVOO is unbeatable for flavoring salads … Continue reading Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA

Way of St. James Journal (Camino de Santiago Diario)

Way of St. James Journal (Camino de Santiago Diario)
I am in a rut – same tracks every day, same bumps, same pot holes.  Rattle, rattle, rattle down the ruts.  I need to break out and get on some fresh ground.  Tomorrow, I break out. Today, I am preparing my backpack for a 14 day tramp from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela.  I am … Continue reading Out of the Ruts!

Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)
Much has been written about cured Spanish hams (Jamón Ibérico), but the Spanish pork belly just doesn’t get enough print in my humble opinion. There are four things you should know about the Spanish pigs that make them very different from the pigs in the United States – hence the pork is different. The pata … Continue reading Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?

Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?
After talking with people about their impressions of extra virgin olive oil, I believe many have the wrong idea about what constitutes quality.  Many people associate high quality extra virgin olive oil with small farmers crushing their own olives using machinery and processes passed down over generations.  While it is fun to think of grandpa … Continue reading Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?

Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool

Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool
We are happy to introduce our new, Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil called Cold Pressed Elixir by GringoCool.  Our goal is to serve our customers by staying true to three pillars. Provide the Real Thing Many US consumers have not had the chance to experience or taste real extra virgin olive oil.  In the … Continue reading Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool