Fats and Oils

Australian extra-virgin olive oils – some of the world’s best!

Australian extra-virgin olive oils – some of the world’s best!

We recently visited Rylstone Olive Press , an olive oil producer in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The Rylstone olive oils are award winners, not only in Australia but internationally against traditional olive growing countries like Greece, Spain and Italy. In 2013 two of their oils — the Rylstone Cudgegong and Crooked River oils — won Gold Medals and Best of Show at the inaugural world Olive Oil Show 2013 in New York!

6 March 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

13 trans fat foods to remove from your diet!

13 trans fat foods to remove from your diet!

Trans fats are a nutrition no-no. Yet they’re in demand for many and varied quality reasons. For instance, they make food taste...

17 January 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Olive oils – what do all the classifications mean?

Olive oils – what do all the classifications mean?

Olive oil is a key ingredient of the famed Mediterranean diet. It has been credited with reduced cholesterol; lower rates of heart...

11 May 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

My visit to see the Cobram Estate olive harvest

My visit to see the Cobram Estate olive harvest

I’m a great fan of extra virgin olive oil so was delighted to have the chance to fly to the Boundary Bend olive grove in Mildura in...

20 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

The question in full: Q. I recently read a newspaper article which stated that the body is unable to absorb calcium without the...

27 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

 Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

A. Eating oily fish twice a week is recommended for your overall good health, especially for your heart and blood. Oily fish...

3 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby