Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Summer Fresh Orzo Salad

    August 14, 2012

    Enjoy some of summer's freshest veggies in this light and refreshing orzo salad.

    Summer Fresh Orzo Salad



    1 1/2 c. Dried Orzo Pasta

    1lb. Fresh Green Beans

    3 Ears of Corn

    2 c. Cherry Tomatoes rinsed, stemmed, and sliced in half

    1/2c. Red Wine Vinegar

    1/2 c. Lucero Basil Olive Oil

    1/2 c. Minced Shallots

    2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

    2 tsp. Dried Basil

    Salt & Pepper


    1. Bring about 2 qts. of water to boil in a 4-5qt. pot. While water is boiling, rinse green beans, trim the ends and cut in half.  Add beans to boiling water until almost tender, remove, immerse in cold water, and drain.

    2. Fill the same pot with 2.5-3 qts. of water and bring to a boil. Add orzo and cook until tender, about 8-10 minuets. Drain and rinse with cold water, and drain again.

    3. While the beans and pasta cool, husk the corn. Remove silk and rinse. Slice kernels off into a bowl.

    4. Make dressing: Whisk together, vinegar, olive oil, shallots, mustard, basil, salt, and pepper.

    5. In a large bowl combine cooked orzo with a 1/2 c. of dressing. Mix well, add more salt and pepper to taste and then level the pasta.

    6. Layer corn, green beans, and then tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate, until ready to serve. Chill remaining dressing separately.

    7. Right before you serve the salad, add remaining dressing and any additional salt and pepper. Mix well and serve immediately.

  • Lucero Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade

    August 13, 2012

    You asked for more drink ideas, so we created it! Our newest in-house specialty, Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade! It was a huge it at our last Second Saturday at the Mill Event. Try it out and let us know what you think!


    Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade


    16oz. Lemonade

    6 Tbsp. Lucero Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

    2 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Mint

    Splash of Sparkling Water

    Splash of Strawberry Puree

    Top with a slice of fresh strawberry


    Mix lemonade with Lucero Strawberry Balsamic and mint. Add sparkling water and stir gently. Top with a little strawberry puree and a fresh slice of strawberry. Enjoy!

  • More International Gold for Lucero Olive Oil at Israeli 2012 Terra Olivo Competition

    August 10, 2012


    More International Gold for Lucero Olive Oil at Israeli 2012 Terra Olivo Competition

    Terra Olivo-Israel


    CORNING, CA (August, 6, 2012) – California grower and miller Lucero Olive Oil continues to impress international judges in competition with their outstanding extra virgin olive oil production.  This summer Lucero was awarded a gold medal for their popular Miller’s Blend as well as three Prestige Gold awards for Lucero Arbequina, Lucero Ascolano, and Lucero First Fresh Blend extra virgin olive oils.

    When asked what these accolades mean to the company, Dewey Lucero responded, "It's an honor to be recognized on an international level for our extra virgin olive oils.  Winning multiple Prestige Gold medals in Israel not only supports our passion for making a quality product, but it proves that our attention to detail is consistent.  With awards like this it is evident now that California produces some of the best olive oils in the world, and we at Lucero take pride in helping to pioneer the industry in California. We are committed to bringing world recognition to the superior olive oils that Lucero and other California olive oil companies produce."

    There’s no doubt, Lucero Olive Oil is helping put California Extra Virgin Olive Oils on the map; with 172 awards to date, Lucero is the most awarded olive oil producer in North America.

    About Terra Olivo International Olive Oil Competition

    Terra Olivo was established in 2010 by professional tasters to assess and formally recognize high quality olive oil from around the world and is acclaimed for its discerning appreciation of regional differences in olive oilvia the appointment of the most truly diverse panel of professional olive oil judges in the world.  The 2012 edition of Terra Olivo had judges flown in from 10 countries and a record breaking 408 olive oils entered from 18 countries

  • August 2nd Saturday at the Mill

    August 9, 2012


    2nd Saturday at the Mill

    Lucero Olive Oil

    July 24, 2012- Lucero Olive Oil and Shasta Cascade Slow Foods present their summer event series, 2nd Saturday at the Mill, on Saturday, August 11th from 6:30-9:30pm at Lucero Olive Oil’s Mill in Corning. Come and experience a mouth watering appetizer spread provided by local Orland restaurant, Farwood Bar and Grill from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The appetizers will feature products from local producers: The Divide Ranch, Julia’s Fruit Stand, Orland Farmstead Creamery, Maywood Farms, Wolf Ranch Inc., and Lucero Olive Oil. Along with a ticket purchase guests receive a complementary glass of wine from Tehama Oaks Winery or ice cold beer provided by Western Pacific Brewery. In addition, the evening will feature wine and beer tasting by the glass. These local vendors will also be sampling and selling their products for you to take home and rediscover for yourselves.

    The 2nd Saturday at the Mill event series was developed last year by Lucero Olive Oil to showcase and provide samples of local products while enjoying the company of friends and family.  Lucero’s event series shares Slow Food’s support for sustainable food from local producers.

    The 2nd Saturday event series will conclude on September 8th. In preparation for the upcoming harvest, Lucero Olive Oil will be holding its first case sale, prior to the September 2nd Saturday festivities. The events are open to all guests 21 and over. Vendor sampling is FREE. Appetizer tasting tickets are available at Lucero Olive Oil’s retail store, at 2120 Loleta Ave, Corning, CA or over the phone at 530-824-2190. Tickets are $20 per person and include one glass of wine or beer.

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    Lucero Olive Oil Media Contact:

    Alison Rodegerdts, (530) 824-2190, [email protected]

  • Lucero Olympic Fruit Salad

    August 7, 2012

    Inspired by the diving events we created this mouth-"water"ing fruit salad. It's sure to make a splash with friends

    and family. Enjoy this dish tonight!

    Lucero Olympic Fruit Salad



    1 whole seedless watermelon

    Blue fruit: Blueberries

    Black fruit: Blackberries

    Red fruit: Strawberries

    Yellow fruit: Mango or Pineapple

    Green fruit: Kiwi or Green Grapes

    1. Scoop out the watermelon and dice the inside fruit.

    2. Slice all the fruit and place it back inside the hulled watermelon.

    3. Drizzle Lucero Strawberry infused Balsamic Vinegar* on top, mix to incorporate.

    4. Chill or serve immediately.

    You can use whatever fruit you'd like, we just were inspired by the Olympic rings.

    * Lucero Strawberry infused Balsamic Vinegar is available in the Lucero retail store in Corning, Ca, or by phone order.

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