Friday, May 18, 2012

EVOO

Me - in one of my garden spots.

Mum was watching a bit of Rachel Ray on tv today, and she was making some nice meatballs with EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil), boy they looked tasty, but mum has leftover noodles to eat, so no meatballs for us.  It reminded her of a local consumer show earlier in the week, where they blind tested olive oils sold to us in the supermarkets.  Of the twenty they tested, the testers marked them in the rancid range, of tasting off.  You see, cheap Italian and Spanish companies dump cheap oil into the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Locally produced oils are usually boutique bottles and very expensive.  Mum had seen a similar show several years ago, and had stopped buying olive oil, as the ones she tried tasted awful, and she was quite often gotten sick stomachs.  She switched to Canola oil, and now her tasty cooking, tastes tastier!!

She is not sure how much cooking will be done over the weekend.  She does have some bananas to use up.  Maybe a banana loaf or banana cake?   Hope you all have some nice weekend plans.

10 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

We are haffin chick-hen this weekend, pretty Poppy. I'll teleport sum ofur to you. xoxo

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Poppy, you look like a wild cat in the tall grass!

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

We always use EVOO when we cook! My mother makes the most amazing Italian food. We have a perfectly fabulous bottle Of Olive Oil sitting on the shelf which my sister bought in Italy for us... which my mother refuses to open and use because it was so expensive. Dur.

Happy Friday, ladies!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a nice hiding place!

Kari said...

We see you, sweet girl! What an adorable photo! Your mum is getting some great shots of you lately. And you must be cooperating. You were positively breathtaking in yesterday's photo. Kisses to you.

meowmeowmans said...

Glad your Mum got all that oil stuff sorted out, Poppy. You look like a beautiful wildcat in that tall grass!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It's really too bad you didn't get any meatballs. We use Coconut oil to cook and EVOO when we are just using salads.

Purrfect Haven said...

we think we would enjoy her cooking for us... and YOU popping around. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Eileen said...

Look at you hiding in the grass...our mom had to ask us to find you....her eyesight isn't so good now that's she old.

Have fun hiding...it looks like so much fun.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku (Mom Eileen)

Percy the Cat said...

We did not know that EVOO can be rancid like that. Ew. And mum says no wonder her tummy doesn't like EVOO.