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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Tom Mueller

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

The sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization. For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities-not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. ...


Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • SOON TO BE AN HBO MINISERIES At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; ...


Olive and the Bad Mood
Tor Freeman

Templar, 2013

The perfect antidote to a day gone wrong, Tor Freeman’s follow-to Olive and the Big Secret shows how catchy a bad mood can be — and just how to fix it! Today is not a good day for Olive. She lost a button on her dungarees, fell flat on her nose, and somebody kicked a ball at her head! Olive is in a really bad mood! As a result, she is mean to her friends and the big bad mood spreads. But when a trip to the candy store cheers Olive up, ...


Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit
Mort Rosenblum

North Point Press, 1996

Winner of the James Beard Award Until one stops to notice, an olive is only a lowly lump at the bottom of a martini. But not only does a history of olives traverse climates and cultures, it also reveals fascinating differences in processing, production, and personalities. Aficionados of the noble little fruit expect miracles from it as a matter of course. In 1986, Mort Rosenblum bought a small farm in Provence and acquired 150 neglected olive ...


Olive, My Love
Vivian Walsh

Harcourt, 2004

The beloved--but confused--pup Olive is back! But this time she's not heading off to the North Pole to help Santa. . . . This time she's out to return a one-of-a-kind lost object: a heart. And not just any heart, but a heart as large as Olive's own. In her search to find its one, true owner, she makes the acquaintance of a cast of characters who show her what it truly means to give all of one's love. Only J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh ...


Olive's Perfect World: A Friendship Story
Jennifer Plecas

Philomel, 2013

Three's not always a crowd in this book about friendship (and the chicken dance!) Little kittens Olive and Emily have always been friends, ever since they were little. But now Emily has a new friend, and it makes Olive feel left out—especially when she realizes all of the things that Emily and her new friend Eva have in common--like ballet, and eating the same lunch, and wearing the same bows in their hair. Olive imagines her perfect ...


Olive and Snowflake
Tammie Lyon

Two Lions, 2011

Olive and her dog Snowflake are the best of friends. They do everything together including . . . getting into trouble! Olive’s parents decide to send Snowflake to obedience school. Maybe if Snowflake learns to behave, they won’t have to give him away. Olive worries that her parents might give her away, too. So she accompanies Snowflake to obedience school. Will she and Snowflake learn the doggy tricks that will help them get along with ...


Olive Production Manual
G. Steven Sibbett

Agriculture & Natural Resources, 2004

First released in 1994, this manual quickly became a bestseller as the definitive guide to olive production in California. Now completely revised and updated, growers will want to update their libraries with this much-anticipated new edition. This 180-page manual is fully illustrated with 40 tables, 19 line drawings, and 36 charts, and 100 color and black and white photos. The most notable additions include a new chapter on deficit irrigation, a ...


Organic Olive Production Manual
Paul Vossen

Univ of California Agriculture & Natural Resources, 2007

This manual provides detailed information for growers on production issues, plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, the conversion process, and organic certification and registration. Using this manual you'll learn about orchard site selection considerations, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, damage from the olive fruit fly, and how these may vary for table fruit versus fruit for oil production. ...


Olive, the Other Reindeer
Vivian Walsh

Chronicle Books, 1997

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes "Olive... the other Reindeer... I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need. Colorful graphic ...


Olive Oil : Miraculous Healing Powers of Olive Oil: Olive Oil Benefits for Hair, Skin, Diabetes Control, ..., 2014

Olive Oil is blessed with numerous health benefits which can really boost your daily health and provide relief from a variety of health problems, skin and hair problems. It is great for your heart , digestion and has a number of innovative applications. This book will tell you all that you wanted to know about olive oil, its various types, characteristics, interesting facts and irresistible applications in day to day life. In essence you will ...


Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World
Julie Angus

Greystone Books, 2014

When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the ...


Olive and the Embarrassing Gift
Tor Freeman

Templar, 2014

Olive discovers the true price of friendship. Olive’s best friend, Joe, has bought her a special hat. The only problem is that it’s hideously, cringe-inducingly embarrassing! Their whole gang of friends is giggling about it. She tries all kinds of excuses to avoid wearing the hat, then all kinds of ways to get rid of it, until Joe catches her stuffing it into the trash. He’s totally heartbroken. How can Olive make it up to him? Shoving ...


Olive and the Big Secret
Tor Freeman

Templar, 2012

Olive learns the hard way that keeping secrets is tough, and telling them can make for a whole lot of trouble! When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great! Olive tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. Uh-oh, the secret is out, and Olive is in for it!


Olive Oil: From Tree to Table
Peggy Knickerbocker

Chronicle Books, 2007

In this photographic journey through the world's olive groves, acclaimed food writer Peggy Knickerbocker and photographer Laurie Smith trace the origins of the oil of the gods. Traveling to the orchards of Greece, Spain, Italy, North Africa, and California, they explore the process of harvesting the fruit and extracting its essence. Readers will savor the exquisite results through recipes that range from toast with tapenade to a lavish feast fit ...


No Ordinary Olive
Roberta Baker, Debbie Tilley

Little, Brown Young Readers, 2002

Introducing Olive, a busy little girl who enjoys making bubble gum-raisin pancakes and perhaps will be president someday (or an astronaut). This is the story of Olive's unordinary adventure in growing up. It's about being yourself, and about how learning to use your imagination is the most important lesson of all. Renowned illustrator Debbie Tilley's amusing illustrations bring this touching story about a spunky little girl to life.


The Olive Grove: A Palestinian Story
Deborah Rohan

Saqi Books, 2008

“Beautifully written . . . insights behind the Palestinian conflict are gained in reading this heart-wrenching yet endearing tale of one family’s journey.”—Polly Bacca, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton Set amidst the political turmoil of the twentieth century, The Olive Grove is a deeply moving account of a Palestinian family’s transition from wealth and comfort to statelessness and poverty. Deborah Rohan documents ...


Olive: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
Fabrizia Lanza

Reaktion Books, 2011

Olives are at once a mythical food—bringing to mind scenes from ancient Rome and the Bible—and an everyday food, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets. In this succinct and engaging history, Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive’s roots from antiquity, when olive oil was exalted for ritual purposes and used to anoint kings and athletes, to the sixteenth century, when Europeans brought the olive to the New World, to the ...


Olive Oil Magic: Extra Virgin Olive Oil for healing, cooking, cosmetics and so much more, 2014

Did you know that olive oil can heal ear aches? Or that you can make a lamp with that will give you light for hours? You can also make 100% organic beauty cream that will soothe and nourish your skin for the whole day. Besides that, you can cook with and enjoy the benefits of the healthy Mediterranean Diet with the tasty Spanish recipes included. Olive oil is magic because it can do so many wonderful things for you, all in one single ...


The Roots of the Olive Tree: A Novel
Courtney Miller Santo

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman’s fiction, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with The Roots of the Olive Tree , a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress , The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah. Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five ...



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