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Store-Bought Mustard, No More!


Posted Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Are you a mustard fanatic? Did you know that the primary ingredient in mustard is vinegar?

Instead of purchasing mustard at the store, and dealing with additives and artificial flavors, you can now try making your own mustard with any of The Olive Bin’s balsamic vinegars. It’s easy, inexpensive, and there’s lots of room for creativity in changing up your flavors!

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What’s the Smoke Point for Cooking My Oil?

Posted Monday, March 17th, 2014

Many customers have asked about cooking our different gourmet oils and what temperatures they're safe to cook at. Different types of oils are made for higher cooking temperatures, while others are best very mildly cooked or used raw. This post will help you determine which of your oils from The Olive Bin are best for what types of cooking.

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How Can I Use The Olive Bin's Balsamics in Baking?

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014

We’ve had lots of questions from our customers recently regarding balsamic vinegar uses in baking. We have many delicious flavors in both our olive oils and balsamic vinegars; but these two products are very different in consistency, and thus their roles are very different for baking. 

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How Do I Make a Balsamic Reduction?

Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

As everyone is playing around with their new olive oils and vinegars, we wanted to give you a tip on another way to jazz up your food using balsamic vinegar: the reduction. A balsamic reduction is a concentrated version of balsamic vinegar, cooked down to intensify the balsamic flavor and thicken the consistency. Many people use balsamic reductions as a glaze or a drizzle over meats and veggies.

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How Is Olive Oil Made?

Posted Thursday, December 26th, 2013

We’re all getting hooked on olive oil – using it in recipes for baking and cookies, dipping for breads, etc. Many of us now know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the oil extracted exclusively from the first press of the olives – the highest quality of oils you can get. But do you know how it’s made from start to finish? We thought it might be helpful to go through the process – and we learned some things in our research too!

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