Love and Olive Oil - Eat to Live. Cook to Love.

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A few months back our neighbor noticed some waviness in his floors, which slowly grew to a small knoll in the middle of his living room, and finally split into a crevasse. While our own floors aren’t nearly as topographically noticeable, we do have some cupping (the edges of the boards are turning up causing...

Mango Passion Jam

Mango and passionfruit were made for each other. Together they become a tart and tropical superfruit of awesomeness. This jam was inspired by I similar concoction I picked up in Barcelona (of course me being entirely enthralled by anything and everything passionfruit). I’d done a Peach Passionfruit jam last year, and this one is very...

Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies

I’ve been testing these cookies on and off for months now, trying to get the perfect chewy and gooey texture, one that melts in your mouth and tickles your palette, the perfect balance of chewy and gooey and crispy and melty, served warm right out of the oven. Easier said than done (isn’t it always?)...

Deconstructed Pesto Couscous Salad

It seems Taylor and I are getting pickier as we get older (I joke that it’s glad we found each other in high school because we might not meet each other’s ever-elevating standards today). But especially when it comes to food. Or maybe it’s just Taylor who seems to be getting pickier, since he used...

Damson Plum & Habanero Jelly

I’ve made my love for Damsons very well known. These unremarkable looking little plums often get mistaken for mutant blueberries or weird grapes and overlooked entirely. The first time I saw them (being the grape hater that I am) I almost ignored them completely. Lucky for all of us though, my curiosity got the better...