Olive Oil: Healthy and Delicious

Although considered sacred by the people of the Mediterranean for thousands of years, the precise origins of the olive tree are somewhat mysterious. What is known is that cultivation began a very long time ago somewhere in the Near East and spread slowly westward across the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans all…

Eggplant: Not Just a Sexy Emoji!

Eggplant, also known by names such as aubergine, garden egg, melongene, and brinjal is a bountiful summer garden producer that is often egg-shaped and usually a beautiful, shiny, deep purple color. This nutritional giant is often found in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The eggplant is a rich vegetable (actually a fruit) that when cooked, caramelizes giving…