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Omilia Gourmet Emporium: Artisan Olive Oil From a Family-Owned Shop

September 3, 2014 4:04 pm

Omilia Gourmet Emporium, formerly Ferrari Olive Oil Company, is a gourmet cooking supply shop that the owners describe as “magical,” and many loyal customers would agree!

This family-owned shop is filled with rustic wooden displays stocked to the brim with gleaming canisters of artisan sea salts, barrel aged balsamic vinegars, and local California extra virgin olive oils. The shop also sells homemade Italian pastas that are great for tonight’s dinner. All of the products are free of gluten, dairy, and GMOs, and they are even 100% vegan. Best of all, once you purchase one bottle of balsamic vinegar or olive oil, Omilia Gourmet Emporium will let you refill it with anything you want for 10% off of the purchase price.

In addition to its brick and mortar store, Omilia Gourmet Emporium sells its oil and vinegar at farmers' markets all over the Los Angeles area. A full list of farmers' markets is available on the shop’s website.

Omilia Gourmet Emporium
11923 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 358-8950

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Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014 2:11 pm

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!

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Easy Tips for Tackling Even the Toughest Stains

August 29, 2014 5:07 pm

When you spill red wine on your favorite shirt or get a grease stain on your jeans, it may seem impossible to get your clothes to look normal again. There is a way to remove just about every stain, provided that you know these simple techniques.

  1. Tackle it quickly. Never let a stain set into your clothes, even if you’re away from home when it happens. Pre-treat the affected area with a stain remover, and be sure to toss a portable version in your purse or glove compartment.
  2. Know the types. Dye stains such as coffee, tea, or ink are the easiest to remove, and simply require running the stain under cold water and then washing in hot water. Protein stains like sweat or blood need to be treated with an alkaline stain-removal solution, while stains caused by lipstick, ketchup, and crayons require a combination of the other two treatments.
  3. Take care of delicates. If you stain delicate articles of clothing, don’t fret. Simply rub the stain with a solution of equal parts salt and lemon juice using a soft cloth or your finger to loosen the stain without damaging the fabric. Let it dry in the sun and it should look as good as new.

Stain Removal Smarts [She Knows]
How to Remove Stains [Esquire]
Stain Removal Tricks and Shortcuts [Real Simple]
Stain Removal Chart [For Better Living]

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