Author Archive | Susan Pappas


Download An Article on Polyphenols & Antioxidants in Olive Oil

Antioxidants and Polyphenols Olive oil contains polyphenols, vitamin E and other natural antioxidants that are in the oil’s own natural preservatives.  Antioxidants damper the auto-generation of peroxides, delaying the onset of oxidations and rancidity.  As a result, antioxidants increase the oil’s shelf life. Download the pdf to read the entire article.

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Smokey pork Chops

Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Prep 5 m Cook 1 h Ready In 3 h 5 m “A zesty, yet simple meal with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar marinade. A crowd pleaser!” Ingredients 2 tablespoons mixture (True Olive Connection) steak seasoning rub 1/2 cup True Olive Connection’s Fig, Espresso or Traditional Aged balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup True Olive Connection’s […]

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Grecian Pork Tenderloin

Grecian Pork Tenderloin

Prep 15 m, Marinate 2-5 hours, Cook 20 – 30 minutes (depending on size of pork) Ready In 2 h 45 m   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice 3/4 cup True Olive Connection Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil 6 cloves garlic, sliced 2 teaspoons salt 6 tablespoons dried oregano 2 (1 pound) pork […]

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Salad of lentils, dried tomatoes and apple

INGREDIENTS: 12oz Green lentils 2-3 Apples diced (medium, sweet & tart varietal) 6oz Arugula Greens 1 Tbsp. True Olive Connection’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 chopped Dried Tomato 1 Tsp. True Olive Connection’s Sherry Vinegar .5 Tsp. Lemon Juice Salt to taste Black pepper to taste Chopped chives to taste DIRECTONS: Cook the lentils in […]

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Blood Orange, Cranberry Pear Shredded Broccoli Salad

Ingredients: 12 oz. Shredded Broccoli (match stick size) (about 2 cups shredded) 1-2 apple(s), very thinly sliced or cubed (Fuji, Honey Crisp work great) ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ mutli colored raisins 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup toasted nuts (optional sweet or spicy) 1/3 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/3 cup Cranberry Pear Balsamic […]

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Susan Talks About Why She Sponsors the Trolley

The Santa Cruz Trolley has been apart of the Santa Cruz Summer Experience for five seasons now. Starting off with one trolley and a two stop route, the service has doubled with two trolleys, four stops, and over 46,000 riders hopping on the trolley last year. Link to read the article Watch the video with […]

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Santa Cruz offer quintessentially California experiences

The slice of California that is home to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Santa Cruz is foremost known as a picturesque place that lures outdoorsy types who appreciate beautiful coastal sights. While meeting attendees also enjoy soaking in the views here, there are other quintessential experiences that set the area apart from other West Coast meetings contenders. […]

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Buttermilk Bourbon Vanilla Pound Cake

1 cup butter, room temperature 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract 3 cups flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 1 cup buttermilk Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour, and then sift again with baking soda and salt. Alternating the […]

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Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Olive Oil

Ingredients 6 fresh zucchini 2 teaspoons sea salt 3 tablespoons of True Olive Connection * Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Infused Olive Oil 1 clove garlic, minced (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese *     All of our olive oils work wonderful, it is a personal preference. I absolutely love it […]

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