Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fresh Reviews and Giveaway: Simunovich Extra Virgin Olive Oils

If you follow my weekly menu plans, you'll know our family has been the happy testers of the Simunovich Estate range of olive oils over the past couple of weeks.

Olive oil seems to be the one fat everyone agrees is healthy, especially when it's consumed raw. Whew! It's nice not to have to debate over the potential merits and dangers of a food for once. We can get straight to the fun stuff - how it tastes.

Well, I'm happy to report the Simunovich Estate range of olive oils tastes pretty darn good.

I've got a special fondness for the Simunovich Estate anyway, because it's just down the road from my sister's little farmlet and I've previously talked about Simunovich Estates personal care range, Olive, which is just as delightful as its edible range.

Of its edible range, I've discovered that:

Lemon Infused Olive Oil and Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil are both lovely on salads.

Natural Extra Virgin Oil has a mild flavour that's gorgeous in our family favourite breads: Potato Focaccia, Dinner Rolls and Mediterranean Scrolls.

Garlic Infused Olive Oil is beautiful drizzled on Cauliflower Popcorn and Sauteed Prawns.

If you need more inspiration for ways to use the lemon infused and garlic infused olive oils, check out these recipes from Sonoma.

You can order any of the Simunovich olive oils online. They come individually or in gift packs - one of which I'm giving away, so you'll want to keep reading to see how to enter the draw for that.

Giveaway time!
This week I'm running a giveaway on Facebook for the Simunovich Estate Red Box of specialty olive oils, containing 250ml bottles of NaturalGarlic Infused and Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

The giveaway is open to New Zealand followers of Craving Fresh and will be drawn on Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 9am.


  1. Hi Emma, I only heard about this website from Lydia last night. She keeps calling you super-mum & so I HAD to log on to find out for myself. It's terrific what you're doing.Keep it up. You're an inspiration. Bless you. Loges

    1. Hi Loges, thanks for looking us up. It's nice to hear from you. Tell Lydia to rest assured - I am NO supermum. I have my ups and downs just like all mothers out there. Bless you heaps, Emma.


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