TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Look for Zucchi olive oil in your supermarket (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi). [2] An event for journalists, in the art of blending (photo by Eitan Schapsis | THE NIBBLE). [3] Three different blends offer different flavor profiles (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi).   We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Beautifully packaged in stainless steel bottles, Domenica Fiore olive oils (all photos courtesy Domenica Fiore). [2] To retain the best properties, the olives are pressed and bottled in just four hours. [3] Just a drizzle adds silky, peppery flavor to anything on your table.   A business titan from Vancouver and an olive grower…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Superseedz Organic Flavored Pumpkin Seeds & More Good-For -You

1. SUPERSEEDZ ORGANIC, SHELL-LESS PUMPKIN SEEDS We have long been a fan of Superseedz, the best pumpkin seeds we’ve ever had. Now, the line has added organic varieties (photo #1). Editor’s Note: Those seeds growing inside a thick-skinned squash are safe from surface pesticides, but consumers want what consumers want: the word “organic” on the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sustainable Eating Helps All Of Us

[1] Black bean burger: Add your favorite condiments garnishes and you’ll love it (here’s the recipe Urban Accents). [2] “Trash fish” look and taste just as good as the big-name fish—for as fraction of the price (photo courtesy Chef Barton Seaver, author of this sustainable fish cookbook). [3] Hello, Malaysian palm oil; buh-bye, canola oil…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: ButcherBox Grass-Fed Beef

[1] A monthly (or one-time) box arrives, frozen and portion-wrapped. [2] The Steak and Chops Box. The boxes differ somewhat each month depending on what’s best. [3] You have to cook your own meat, but the result is worth it (all photos courtesy ButcherBox).   What do you give loved ones who want to switch…
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