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The Many Uses of Salt

In the Kitchen: Eggs – Eggs boiled in salt water will peal easier, poaching eggs over salt water helps set the egg whites, place an egg in a cup of water with two teaspoons of salt- fresh eggs will sink. Preventing browning – Apples, pears and potatoes dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color. Washing spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary Whipping cream and beating egg whites – By adding a pinch of salt, cream will whip better and egg whites will beat faster...

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Quality Control: Our Olive Oil is Real!

After the airing of "Agromafia" on 60 minutes earlier this month, which focuses primarily on the fraudulent olive oil being labeled extra virgin by the mafia, many people have contacted us regarding our olive oil and if we make sure it is the "real stuff." In the report, a journalist estimates that 75-80% of olive oil on supermarket shelves in the US may be fraudulently labeled. In these cases, extra virgin olive oil is either mixed with a seed oil or canola oil OR a lower grade oil is colored to look like olive oil and sold under some major...

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Holiday Shipping Guidelines

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Holiday Shipping Guidelines by New Canaan Olive Oil Holiday shopping can be hectic, and we try to make it as easy as possible for our customers. A huge part of that is shipping products all over the country and as expected, we do a TON of shipping for the holidays. Here are our 2015 guidelines to make sure you know what to expect when you need us to ship a package for you: The last day we can guarantee orders to be delivered before December 25th is Wednesday, December 16th. This applies to regular ground shipping at our regular rates. Keep...

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Cheese: Yes Please!

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Cheese now available at New Canaan Olive Oil You asked- we listened! After many, many requests and suggestions that we should sell cheese, we began to diligently research the best way to bring you some of the finest artisan cheeses. Finally, we partnered with 109 Cheese & Wine for their expertise on all things cheese! You may know them from their antique truck seen around town during the Caffeine & Carburetors events, their location in Ridgefield or newest location in Kent. With the help of owners, Monica and Todd and their knowledgable staff, we are now carrying a variety of delicious gourmet...

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Olive Oil: A Health Food

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I was recently invited to participate in a Spa Fair focusing on wellness, mind and body through holistic living. Happy to take part in this event, I began to put together information about olive oil and its health benefits. This made me wonder if it is a well-known fact that olive oil is truly a health food. There is a lot of research available on olive oil and it has recently been gaining momentum in the media, but I believe there is a lot of confusion for consumers as well. So, for my first blog post, with the Spa Fair...

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