Join us at our Calolea Tasting Room during the Sierra Oro Passport Weekend, October 8-9 /10-5PM

We’re very excited for the annual Sierra Oro  Annual Farm Trail

gold180silver180Tour.  Calolea will hold it’s farm open Saturday and Sunday from 10-5PM.

Our Olive Oil tasting bar will be open along with our Gift Shop.  Our Chef

Producer Michael Keller will once again be preparing specialty food pairings

with our Calolea Olive Oils, and featuring local produce.  The Grass Roots

sounds from Grass Valley’s own “Ragged but Right” will be jamming both days

along with some special guest vendors.  We suggest you buy your tickets soon

for the 2 day tour, you’ll get your money’s worth for sure!!  If you are only interested

in our Calolea Farm, that is fine too, there will be a $5.00 entry fee.  We look forward

to seeing you out at the Farm.  68 Tennessee Lane Marysville, CA. (It’s actually Bangor, but

officially Marysville for GPS)passport-weekend

Why is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Healthy for You?

5 Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Staying healthy is the desire of every person and consuming products that will help you achieve is the wisest thing you can do with for you general wellbeing. Extra virgin olive oil your ideal choice and the answer to maintaining healthy living and keeping any lifestyle disease at bay. Extra virgin olive oil is made by crushing and extracting the juice from olives. It has nutrients that are essential for promoting healthy living and their production do not require industrial refining or the use of chemicals, and it’s also produced at temperatures that will not degrade. According to Sfoodle below are five benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil and they include:
1. Large Amounts of Antioxidants
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) contains huge amounts of antioxidants enzymes which help in controlling free radical chain reactions. Although our body produces antioxidants enzymes, their production diminishes as you age and EVOO supplements the antioxidants to keep your body healthier. The control of free radical ( a form of metabolite) which is produced as a result of energy production and normal metabolism and are considered to be highly reactive. Free radical reactions are the main disruptors of DNA structure and maintenance, and they are responsible for serious diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer. Boosting your antioxidants enzymes in your body is, therefore, important, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great source of antioxidants.
2. Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has abundant amounts of monounsaturated fats which have health benefits when eaten in moderation. Monounsaturated fats are fat molecules with one unsaturated carbon bond and are commonly liquid at room temperature. These fats contain vitamin E and have been proved by scientists through various studies to have a significant effect in lowering bad cholesterol levels as well as stroke and heart diseases. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats in large quantity and a diet containing EVOO is highly recommended.
3. lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil improves insulin levels which are a hormone that converts glucose into energy in our bodies and therefore lowering the blood sugar. EVOO lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is a bad cholesterol type and is linked with harmful effects such as heart attack, atherosclerosis and blood clots. By lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, EVOO helps in lowering harmful effects of excessive glucose and cholesterol in our bodies.
4. fights off cancer
A recent study by scientists has proven that Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains Oleocanthal, which is a chemical made from crushing olive to get pulp that is then pressed to extract oil. Oleocanthal prevents many types of inflammations which cause cancer formation by interfering with the formation process and killing cancerous cells
5. Helps to lower blood pressure

Health Benefits for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Health Benefits for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Studies have proved that by consuming diets with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, hypertensive patients can reduce their dosage of drugs by almost 50%. EVOO contain polyphenols which are antioxidants responsible for lowering the blood pressure in human body.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has excellent health benefits that every human being should consider having a diet with this type of oil because its health benefits have been proved by qualified scientist through the actual studies.

April in Carneros @ Schug Winery April 16th & 17th 11-4PM

SCHUG April In Carneros
Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Start Time: Saturday April 16, 2016 at 11:00AM
End Time: Sunday April 17, 2016 at 4:00PM

Organization: Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Website: http://carneroswineries.org/event/april-in-carneros/

From calendar: Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Address: 602 Bonneau Road (Map)
Location: Sonoma CA 95476 United States

April in Carneros, where everyone’s a VIP, will be wining and dining our guests throughout the Carneros Appellation. One great event, 15 award winning wineries, 15 great wine country experiences and live entertainment for two full days.

Each participating winery will offer their own special blend of activities to April in Carneros attendees.

At Schug, stroll through our cool winery caves and join us under our festival tent!

Enjoy LIVE music, appetizers, wine, and the breathtaking view of the Carneros Appellation!

Winery Chef Kristine Schug’s Creations:
Asian Noodle and Vegetable Salad With Peanut Dressing
paired with our Sauvignon Blanc

Greek Lentil Salad
paired with our Pinot Noir

Live music by The Movers!
Calolea Olive Oil will be here to show off thSCHUG-8eir amazing olive oil!

 

GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE NEED RESERVATION

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. We reserve the right to refuse service due to intoxication.

Proceeds from April in Carneros help to fund scholarships at Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College.

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New Calolea Products Heading to SFO International and Oakland Airport

We’re excited to announce new Calolea items available in San Francisco International Airport and Oakland Airport.  It’s always nice to be able to purchase some local California “Award Winning” products after Security that you can bring home or surprise your friends and family with a fabulous

gift from Calolea Olive Oil.  The newest items that have been selected is our very popular Body Lotion/Conditioner, it’s organic and has a lemon/peppermint essential oil scent, many our customers use it for hair styling, it’s very multi functional.  They have also added our 18 year

aged strawberry Balsamic Vinegar to pair with our Newly Awarded 2016 “Gold Medal” Mission Olive Oil  and our Silver Medal  winner, Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.  Calolea Flyer2016  Awards just released from:

The California State Fair Olive Oil Competition and Fresno’s “Big Fair” SJVOOC, if you haven’t

tried these two varieties now is a terrific time to place an order and experience the Best!!

 

 

Mission “Olio Nuovo” Available through March.

OLIO NUOVO: FRESHLY PRESSED OLIVE OIL
First-Press New Harvest Olive Oils, Air-Freighted ASAP
Olio nuovo is the first extra virgin olive oil to be released each year, meant to be enjoyed
as soon as it comes out of the centrifuge. These freshly pressed oils are vibrant green in
color, with silken texture, robust, spicy flavor and aromas of artichoke, black pepper,
green apple and freshly cut grass. In short, olio nuovo is olive oil in its most intense, raw state… the ultimate condiment. Use it lavishly and as soon as possible.

Holiday in Carneros at Schug Winery November 21-22

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Start Time: Saturday November 21, 2014 at 11:00AM (US/Pacific)
End Time: Sunday November 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Organization: Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Website: http://www.carneroswineries.org/events

From calendar: Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Address: 602 Bonneau Road (Map)
Location: Sonoma CA 95476 United States

Join the wineries of Carneros for this exciting multi-winery open house event. Taste wines, including new releases and exciting bottles pulled from our cellars, and fill your cellar with your favorites, some at special Holiday in Carneros discounts!

Caesar Salad, Made with The Real Ingredients and Technique

This is a delicious recipe from our most creative friend Winter Rosebud, Enjoy her story and recipe!! “I thought I’d share my Caesar Salad dressing, as it is something I’ve been obsessed with for years and spent a good amount of time altering. I grew up going to Tijuana and eating the real thing, tossed table side at Caesars Hotel. When we where not making that trip, the Long Beach Yacht Club did a pretty close comparison, but this was back in the 70’s and I cannot contest to what they serve now 🙂 It really makes me crazy that the bottled stuff tastes nothing like Caesar dressing at all and in my opinion it is a crime!”unnamed-6unnamed-5unnamed-4

1 large head of organic romaine, washed and torn by hand into bite size pieces.
2 large cloves of fresh garlic, pressed or minced
1/4 cup Mission Blend Olive Oil (yes, we have used the Meyer Lem oil for this, its great too!)
Juice of one lemon (maybe more, depending on your lemon)
2 anchovy filets, minced. I do use a bit more sometimes, because I love anchovies!
1 large raw egg. (my mother used to coddle the egg and many people do that. I think it comes out gloopy.)
Lots of fresh black pepper.
Lots of fresh grated parmesan. I use at least 1/2 cup tossed in and more sprinkled on top 🙂

Please do not use any salt, until after you have tossed and tasted your salad. The saltiness from the cheese and anchovies is usually enough for us and the idea of this salad is to enjoy the simple flavors of quality ingredients!

Whisk olive oil, egg, lemon juice, garlic, some pepper and anchovies in a bowl until well mixed and frothy. This should taste lemony and slightly salty.

In a wooden bowl, add your torn romaine, then drizzle on your dressing, toss gently. Now start adding in your grated parmesan and tossing gently, until the dressing and cheese starts to bind to your leaves. Add more black pepper, your homemade croutons and toss gently again. Sprinkle lightly with more cheese and serve in wooden bowls.

If you are a true Caesar Salad junky like myself, you will have purchased a really good wooden salad bowl set, that you use only for this salad. A good wooden Caesar bowl becomes seasoned after multiple uses and should never be washed with soap, just as you would care for a good cast iron skillet 😀

NOTES: *Use whole anchovies, packed in olive oil and mince them yourself. Many “classic” recipes call for anchovy paste and I feel it tends to be way too salty.

*Use a good quality Parmesan cheese and do not use anything pre-grated. My favorite is the Stravecchio they sell at Trader Joes!

*Homemade croutons! ONLY. Store bought are too greasy, salty and dense. We use a soft french loaf, cubed and light tossed in Calolea Mission Blend and a couple cloves of pressed garlic, them baked on a sheet in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes. The inside of the crouton should still be a bit soft.

*GOOD olive oil. The Mission Blend by Calolea, adds the perfect buttery touch and is light enough to not weigh down your salad. I also must mention, this 2015 harvest we just received is DELICIOUS!!!