7 Reasons why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift

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It is that time of year where you are looking for a one-of-a-kind corporate gift, something that is customized or hand-selected, luxurious yet affordable, award-winning or certified, and makes a lasting impression. So why choose Pasolivo when it comes to the ideal Corporate Gift? We have listed out 7 reasons (although there are so many more!) on why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift:

  1. Customizing – Whether you are buying a corporate gift for the foodie, home chef, or food enthusiast, you can customize your gift to your clients’ taste. Interested in customizing gift notes with your logo or personal message? We can assist you with this too!
  2. Building Relationships – Business and corporate gifting doesn’t always require a special occasion. Corporate gifts can help foster and build interpersonal relationships as well as help improve morale. We understand the importance of a memorable and thoughtful corporate gift that shows your appreciation.
  3. Lasting Impression – Our gift selections include a range of high-quality products made with all-natural ingredients, curated recipes, and are created with the intention of being savored over and over again. From individual client gifting to large conference needs, let us help you make a lasting impression.
  4. Affordable – Affordable yet luxurious, Pasolivo strives for excellent quality at an affordable price. If you are looking for a gift set under $50, we have several options to choose from. Customizing also gives you the chance to control what price point you are wanting to reach. Whether you choose a Mini Gift Set, an Olive Oil Collection, Household items, Bath and Body products, or one of our pre-made Trio Sets, we know you will fall in love with the quality of our products.
  5. Personalized Service – The Pasolivo staff is committed to assisting you with your corporate or business gifting needs. We understand the importance of the perfect gift and are happy to discuss any corporate gift ideas you may have. Whatever the gifting needs, we’re here for any questions you may have and will guide you every step of the way. Call 805-227-0186 or email gifts@pasolivo.com for order inquiries today.
  6. Healthy Living – Pasolivo Olive Oil creates products that are healthy to the body and a pleasure to the senses. We are passionate about healthy living and strive to create premium and unique quality business gifts that everyone can enjoy. Our olive oils offer many health benefits that include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, it can assist in lowering blood pressure, and they contain antioxidant qualities.
  7. Unique – Our award-winning olives are grown on-site, hand-picked at their prime and pressed within a few hours using our on-site mill, capturing all of the naturally-occurring health benefits of the olives.

Our one-of-a-kind gift sets offer many health benefits and can be enjoyed over and over again. High quality products, client loyalty and appreciation all work to build healthy and unique relationships that will last a lifetime. If you are interested in one of our corporate gifts and would like to speak with a member of our staff, you can reach us at:

Phone: 805-227-0186
Email: gifts@pasolivo.com
Website: https://goo.gl/FBhUkJ

 

 

Harvest 2017 Recap

Here at Pasolivo, harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year! This process only happens once a year and lasts anywhere from 2-3 weeks. If you have ever wondered how olives get turned into olive oil, we have all of the equipment and tools needed for this process at the Pasolivo Ranch. All of our olives are grown, picked, and milled on-site and we do not use any chemicals or heat which is required of true extra virgin olive oil.

The first step in this process is picking the olives. Here at Pasolivo, we have over 6,500 olive trees on our property and 11 different olive varieties. Every day we have a minimum of 80 people hand-picking. Olives are moved by tractor to the mill where they are unloaded into the hopper.

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20171102_173251Bins of olives are transferred from the olive trees to the mill

The hopper is a machine that helps to separate the leaves from the olives. This is the cleaning process where stems, leaves, twigs, and debri are removed. The olives go through the hopper and then are then washed with water to remove dirt and pesticides.

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A tractor moves a bin of olives to the hopper

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The olives are dumped into the hopper which will help rid the olives of debri, stems, and dirt

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The olives are cleaned and washed of stems and debri

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The olives are then given a “bath” before turning into paste

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The final cleanse before the olives get turned into oil

The olives are ground into an oatmeal-like paste. This process was created to release the oil from the olives. The oil is first cold pressed so there is no heat that is added during this process and the olives are crushed to extract the olive oil. The oil rests in large stainless steel tanks until it is ready to be bottled and enjoyed by you.

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The oil rests in the stainless steel tanks until bottling

At Pasolivo, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Try our oils and discover the superior taste and incredible health benefits of our premium and authentic extra virgin olive oils.

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Visit us online by clicking HERE
To read more about our 2017 harvest, you can click HERE
We hope to see you at our next harvest!

Pasolivo Gift Set Ideas 2017

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we understand that finding the perfect gift can be a challenge; therefore we have decided to help reduce the stress factor by compiling a list of five of our popular and newest gift sets. Our selection below has the perfect present for him, her, the foodie, the chef, the baker, the nutritionist, your best friend, or the host or hostess.

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Stocking stuffer ideas include our Pasolivo Mini Gift Sets

If you are looking for stocking stuffers, we have also put together a list of stocking stuffer ideas HERE.

thetuscangiftsetThe Tuscan gift set

The Tuscan gift set contains hearty and earthy flavors that take you straight to Tuscany. If you are looking to add an Italian flavor to steak, vegetables, pasta, and potatoes, this is the set for you. It includes a 500ml Rosemary Olive Oil, Truffle Sea Salt Jar, and our Tuscan Blend Jar.

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Olive Lover Set

The presentation of our Olive Lover Set is elegant, high-quality and perfect for entertaining. With three different olives included, your olive lovers won’t be disappointed. This set includes: One small olive tray, one olive pick, one Castelvetrano Olives, one Garlic Jalapeno Stuffed Olives, and one Sun Dried Tomato Olives.

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Spice and Salt Favorites

Our Spice and Salt Favorites is a collection of spices and salts that we handpicked based on customer reviews. Pair our Spice and Salt Favorites with our award-winning extra virgin olive oils and, if you are looking for additional flavor, you can use the salts and spices as a rub or finish your dishes with them after cooking. This six piece set includes: Sriracha Sea Salt, Roasted Garlic Sea Salt, Truffle Sea Salt, Spicy Italian Blend, Smokey Spice Blend, and our Tuscan Blend.

 

Perfect for a California cuisine, our BBQ Essentials set includes our California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Smokey Chipotle Barbeque Sauce, Sriracha Sea Salt Jar, and Smokey Spice Blend Jar.

 

This brand new Olive Sampler Set is the perfect, simple gift to someone special. This set includes our Garlic Jalapeno Olives, one salt bowl, and one olive pick. This set can be the perfect stocking stuffer or gift under $30.

 

To view all of our Pasolivo Gift Sets, feel free to click HERE.

Pasolivo Pumpkin Recipes

The holidays are quickly approaching and nothing is more appropriate than pumpkin everything. Whether it’s the new Pumpkin Spice Latte, carving or decorating a pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Pumpkin Body Scrub, Pumpkin Candles, or everything in between, it’s hard to step outside and not see something pumpkin related. We have hopped on the “Pumpkin Everything” trend and have created three pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy.

Every recipe has a unique and creative twist and combines several Pasolivo products with your traditional pumpkin ingredients. We have adapted the recipe to include our Pasolivo olive oils, seasonings, salts, and honey. Whether it’s our Granola Pumpkin Muffins, Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie, or Roasted Pumpkin with Walnut and Feta, we hope you and your loved ones can enjoy these recipes during this holiday season.

Made using our Pasolivo Granola, our Granola Pumpkin Muffins combine our Tangerine Olive Oil with our Orange Blossom Honey and Sugar & Spice Blend (some like to call this blend our “Pumpkin Spice” blend) to add a delicious pumpkin taste. Enjoy these muffins year-round, on-the-go, or as a healthy breakfast alternative.

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If you enjoy Pumpkin Pie then you will love the Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie! This pie uses a graham cracker crust and a homemade cream topping that you won’t be able to put down. This is not your typical homemade pie. This dessert combines our Tangerine Olive Oil with our warm Sugar & Spice Blend that will add a sweet combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a hint of black pepper.

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Our Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie combines Pasolivo Olive Oils with our Sugar & Spice Blend

Are you looking for a healthy recipe where you can reuse all of the leftover pumpkin? Try this Roasted Pumpkin with Walnuts and Feta recipe that combines pumpkin, walnuts, feta, red onion, and Pasolivo olive oil.

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Roasted Pumpkin with Walnuts and Feta

Do you have a favorite Pumpkin and Pasolivo recipe that you enjoy that we have not listed? Let us know in the comments below or tag your photos using #mypasolivo on social media channels.

Back-to-School with Pasolivo

Back-to-School can be a busy time for both parents and children. As a parent, you want to know that your child is eating healthy and getting the proper nutrients. We have compiled a list of Back-to-School snacks for your children – whether it’s something they take with them to school, or a snack they can have after school, Pasolivo wants to make back-to-school snacks as healthy and simple as possible.

Made with a Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil of your choice, sweet honey, and salty seeds and nuts, you will love that our Pasolivo Granola is a healthy choice. You can also use the homemade mixture to create our Chewy Breakfast Bars and our Granola Bites. 

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola using Pasolivo olive oil

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola with extra virgin olive oil

Our Chewy Breakfast Bars are created using Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil, Pasolivo Honey, and a salty mix of seeds and nuts. Cut the granola into pieces and take with you on-the-go. This mixture is slightly different than the Pasolivo Granola with an addition of Almond Butter and Flake Cereal.

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Homemade Chewy Breakfast Bars made with extra virgin olive oil

Granola Bites are a great snack for all ages. Made using our Pasolivo Granola, add Nut Butter and form into small balls. Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Homemade Granola Bites made with extra virgin olive oil

We hope your children have a great school year and enjoy these healthy alternatives.

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the Skin

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The health benefits of olive oil go far beyond how often we consume the product. In fact, it’s common to have olive oil sitting in your medicine cabinet for anything besides drinking it. Olive oil has several uses, some of which you may not have known or heard of before. We have compiled some of the most common ways that olive oil can benefit your skin and prevent aging.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, olive oil can be used to eliminate wrinkles. Use extra virgin olive oil as a daily moisturizer, a pre-cleanser before your main cleanse, and as an anti-aging regimen. Since olive oil does not contain harsh chemicals, it doesn’t damage the skin, and, in turn, contains moisturizing benefits. It is a safe and alternate way to provide yourself with a glow that is complete with a natural moisturizer.

Extra virgin olive oil can also help reduce dandruff and keep your cuticles and nails healthy. Huffington Post also added that you can use olive oil for dry and irritated skin, sun burns, rashes, and bug bites. This is especially useful in the summer when the temperature can be in triple digits or in the dry, winter months. Whether you are camping, cooking, at the beach, or in the woods, olive oil can be a staple product.

In the article by Marie Claire, “5 Reasons You Should Be Using Olives from Head to Toe”  it said, “..if you’re relegating olives as lettuce toppers and olive oil as one half of your vinaigrette, you’re missing out on some of its most potent benefits—the ability to make your hair gleam, skin glow, and even freshen up your manicure.”

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Olive oil in bath and body products can help with anti-aging

Olive oil contains Vitamin E and Vitamin K as well anti-inflammatory benefits that help reduce scarring, redness, and breakouts. According to Allure magazine, You can also combine course sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil to help with chapped or dry lips, use it as a make-up remover for tough and stubborn make-up, as an ear wax remedy and as a shaving cream replacement.

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Next time you wash your hair, your face, or do your nails, try incorporating a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and see if there are any noticeable changes. Pasolivo offers several California Extra Virgin Olive Oil options that are great for cooking, baking, and for the skin. Click HERE to browse our selection and to find the one that best fits your needs.

Looking for an all-natural skincare line? Pasolivo offers bath of body products that are created using our olive oils and does not contain harsh chemicals. Click HERE to browse our selection.

Do you have any olive oil secrets that you are willing to share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Celebrate Fourth of July with Pasolivo

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What is better than spending the Fourth of July with family, friends, and neighbors? Adding Pasolivo products, flavors, and seasonings of course! We have put together several recipe ideas below to make the Fourth of July as easy, fun, and entertaining as possible. We also included several gift sets below to help amplify your Fourth of July celebration!

The St. Germain Sparkling Sangria is filled with colorful fruit and is a perfect summer cocktail. This easy-to-make sangria can be customized to your liking and makes 12-16 glasses for entertaining! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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St. Germain Sparkling Sangria

The Italian Basil Corn on the Cob is an ideal summer side dish! You can bake or grill this corn on the cob in this easy-to-make recipe! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Italian Basil Corn on the Cob

If you prefer Lemon Pepper over Italian Basil, the Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob is perfect for you! It is perfect for a picnic, BBQ, or a family gathering! It is simple to make and uses our Pasolivo Lemon Pepper Blend. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob

Choose a healthier alternative by making the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The Citrus Pesto sauce is made-from-scratch and provides a fresh and delicious flavor. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger

The Pasolivo Yam Fries pair wonderfully with the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The fries have a delicious combination of sweet and salty flavors which will be sure to please your 4th of July crowd. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Pasolivo Yam Fries

If you are looking for a gift set that has a little bit of everything, you will want to go with The Entertainer. Hosting the party? This one will provide you with everything you need for every type of guest. Click HERE for the full gift set details.

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The Entertainer Gift Set

Bring the Heat is a great choice for the those who love spice! This gift set comes with our Lime Olive Oil, Habanero Stuffed Olives, Fiery Ale Mustard, Sriracha Salt and Ghost Pepper Salt. Click HERE to take a look.

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Bring the Heat Gift Set

The BBQ Essentials gift set was made for the grill master! With our California Blend Olive Oil, Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Smoky Spice Blend, and Sriracha Salt, your cuisine will never be the same. Click HERE to take a look at this gift set.

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BBQ Essentials Gift Set

Enjoy all the flavors of Italy with the Italian Essentials set. Enhance your grilled meats with the Tuscan-Style Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil or finish grilled vegetables with the 18-year Aged Balsamic. The Artichoke & Olive Marinara, Spicy Italian Blend, and Sun Ripened Tomato Sea Salt are excellent additions to any pasta dish or Italian inspired meal. Click HERE to view this bundle.
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Italian Essentials Gift Set