MythDebunkers: Olive Oil Edition

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

One of the biggest parts of working at Harvest is educating people about what Ultra Premium Olive Oil is and why it is different from SupermarketOliveOil; how it’s good for you; and when it’s OK to cook with it. (Spoiler: Always.) I’d like to address this and other myths that are often put forward as … [More]

The Age of Asparagus

Posted on: May 15th, 2018

Hello, Harvest Friends! I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but now it’s farm-fresh veggie season, and that’s kind of my area at Harvest. Spring is the prime season for asparagus, one of my favorite green vegetables. It took a while for it to take root as a Cornelius household favorite; as with … [More]

Live Cooking Demo Salad Combos

Posted on: May 1st, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our Live Cooking Demo this past Saturday. We had quite a turnout and enjoyed meeting each of you. By popular demand, here are the salad combinations that Becky created: Spinach with feta and raspberries Harvest Basil Olive Oil Harvest Cascadian Wild Raspberry Balsamic Mustard Greens with apples, walnuts, and Asiago … [More]

Olive Oil for the Heart

Posted on: February 15th, 2018

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leaving a trail of crumpled cards and discounted sugar-flavored chalk behind. And while your kids’ piles of Star Wars-themed Valentine’s hearts are probably safe to toss at this point — after you’ve picked through the candy that came with them, of course — it’s important to remember your REAL heart. There are … [More]

Memories of Alien Centaurs & Smoky Chili Con Carne

Posted on: February 6th, 2018

There was a time in my life when I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Books are pretty great; they’re where I learned about chili. I had a long stretch in elementary school where I was obsessed with K.A. Applegate’s Animorphs series; if you’re unfamiliar, a bunch of teenagers and blue alien centaurs shape-shift … [More]

Garlic Nirvana

Posted on: January 8th, 2018

I heard once that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. I disagree. There absolutely are stupid questions. But even the dumbest query has merit and deserves to be answered. To prove it, I tried really hard to come up with the very stupidest question I could: Is there a wrong way to eat garlic? … [More]

Game Day Party Showstopper: Jalapeno Popper Dip

Posted on: December 27th, 2017

Happy game day! New York for the Pinstripe Bowl is probably not the warm-weather destination that Hawkeye fans had in mind at the beginning of the year, but Yankee Stadium will technically be 20 degrees warmer than it is in Iowa City today. One way or another, if you travel to bowl games, Kirk and … [More]

The Harvest Holiday State of the Union: Event Previews & Tasting Parties

Posted on: November 28th, 2017

The holidays are here. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you survived Thanksgiving weekend, which you should feel pretty good about. It can be tough to successfully navigate the throngs of angry people, after all–and that’s just the throngs seated around the dinner table. My brother was hoarding the dinner rolls, he had to … [More]

Open House Revisited: The Recipes

Posted on: November 10th, 2017

Thursday was our annual Holiday Open House, and boy are our arms tired! …what’s that? Wrong punchline? Sorry. It’s been a heckuva week for us; the HOH is our biggest event of the year, and we may be a little loopy for a couple days as we recover. Planning and executing all those wonderful goodies and … [More]

On the Science of Tasting Oil and Vinegar, with Spokespeople

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017

An all-time classic World Series wrapped up last night, ushering in a cold and bleak season utterly devoid of joy. (I’m always a little down the day after the baseball season ends. I’ll get over it.) But, since this is a blog about oil and vinegar, we won’t spend any more time on what was … [More]