Cooking with Sharon

In our cooking category of the blogs, we will focus on different elements of cooking with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. We will explore what makes it fun. The variety of ways to use it. Where it all started and we’ll focus on something a little different every entry! Why do you choose to cook with infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars? “It ju ...

08October
2019
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History of Oakmont Olive Oil Company

This is our first installment of A Tasteful Tabloid ….  Insights into all the favorites, recipes, background, tips, tricks and tantalizing secrets from our owner and friend, Sharon Carroll. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, dust off the cobwebs, and learn how these fantastic products came to our state of Pennsylvania, our city of Pittsb ...

19September
2019

GrEEK OUT over Olive Oil

On April 6, 2019 Oakmont Olive Oil Company welcomed Diamantis Pierrakos from Laconiko to our store in Oakmont!  Diamantis shared his knowledge of Olive Oil and how this amazing product is made, sold, and created. We learned a lot…but some of the most interesting information from Diamantis was… Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the most adulterate ...

10April
2019
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Coffee & Toffee : with Scamps Toffee

On February 2nd, Oakmont Olive Oil hosted Coffee & Toffee with Scamps Toffee from Ligonier, PA. Clayton Hepler joined us in our tasting room to discuss their array of products and how they are made.  Served with this sweet treat, was Ornioco Coffee.   Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed this sweet little event!  We hope to see you at ...

10February
2019
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Holiday Entertaining with Emily Lycopolus

On December 5th and 6th 2018, Oakmont Olive Oil Company spent the evening with Emily Lycopolus at Amanda Lee’s Glassware tasting wonderful food, sipping wine & cocktails, and doing a little Holiday Shopping!  There were elves-a-plenty at the event enjoying the company and holiday spirit! We were joined by Hungry Run Winery and so may amazi ...

04February
2019
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Expertly Seasoned with Charmane Skillen

Oakmont Olive Oil Company had the pleasure of hosting Expertly Seasoned, a cooking demonstration, last week on October 10 th .  The event featured Charmane Skillen, founder of the s.a.l.t sisters,at the historical Oaks Theater in downtown Oakmont. This evening was put together with the idea of preparing for “entertaining season”, which is just around ...

17October
2018
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9 Reasons to Throw Your Butter Away

Home-style cooking is the ultimate comfort food, and usually it has plenty of butter hidden inside. Warm, flaky croissants from the local bakery, your grandmother’s secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and melt-in-your-mouth steak all contain mounds of butter. All that butter will eventually catch up with you!To avoid that, here are 10 reasons ...

18September
2018
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Oakmont Olive Oil Cocktails

Traditionally, we use olive oils for cooking, baking, dipping fine breads, grilling vegetables, and marinating meats. Some have even gone as far as pouring sweeter balsamic vinegars on ice-cream and Greek yogurt for a twist on traditional treats. But, have you ever thought of adding a little extra flavor to your favorite cocktail? Olive Oil and Bals ...

31July
2018
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A Tasting Trio with Hungry Run Winery

Hungry Run Wine & Spirits is known for their twist on traditional  wines. Since late 2015, they have been inventing unique wines such as Blackberry Lemonade Wine, Summer Wish Riesling, and Pink Diamond Wine. They also produce margarita-style wines, vodkas, rum and bourbon. On Saturday, May 19 th , 2018, Hungry Run collaborated with Oakmont Olive O ...

19May
2018
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Cooking Class with Emily Lycopolous

If you have ever cooked, baked, grilled, or fried something before, odds are you used olive oil in the process. It is a household staple that comes in many shapes, sizes, and brands, and Chef Emily Lycopolus is the expert when it comes to this key kitchen element. On April 23 rd , 2018, Chef Emily, owner of Olive the Senses tasting room in British Col ...

23April
2018
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