Musings about Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the Farm at IL Fiorello, and good eating.

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Fun For the Family

Suisun Valley, Calif., is the spot to visit for anybody in Northern California. The leaves are changing (yes, the West does have beautiful changes – no matter what Easterners think!). Pumpkins are bountiful in Suisun Valley, as are great fruits and vegetables offered by valley growers. Here’s the great news. Families can come visit Saturday […]

Tomato, Avocado, and Bread Salad

This is an easy dish to throw together at the last minute when company comes over. It’s also a great way to use the leftovers in your fridge. Need to get rid of the bread that will turn stale soon? Try this!! I’ts simple, delicious, and easy. A real crowd-pleaser.   Ingredients 2 cups fresh […]


We will be posting lots of recipes that will showcase our olive oil as well as great, flavorful recipes appropriate for any dinner table. Remember when you’re making someone’s recipes: Don’t forget to add your personal flair. Like garlic? Add another clove. Don’t have the exact ingredients on hand? Be creative! Use your knowledge of […]

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

This is a staple in my recipe box. Greek yogurt makes the cake moist and decadent, and lemon and olive oil keep this cake from being too sweet. This is a perfect summer cake, topped with berries for a festive Fourth of July.   Ingredients – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 2 teaspoons baking […]

Sautéed Swiss Chard

Let’s admit it, healthy food is not always the tastiest food. But there are ways to incorporate great nutrition with great flavor. Swiss chard is high in minerals, vitamins, fiber and protein. I consider it to be a super food. Its easy to grow and adds amazing color to both your garden and your dinner […]

Our First Soiree at the Olive House

On June 5th 2011, Il Fiorello held our inaugural event at the Olive House for the North Bay Hospice charity dinner.  The dinner was purchased graciously by Ben Huber for himself and 7 other guests at the Wine and Food Jubilee auction.  All proceeds for this dinner went to the North Bay Hospice Center.  Chef Peter […]

Welcome to Il Fiorello?

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company is a family owned and run operation located in Suisun Valley, California. Il Fiorello, meaning little flower in Italian, is owned by Mark and Ann Sievers, and has been an official business since 2005. With 1,600 olive trees of 12 different varieties, we pride ourselves in being a farm-to-table production […]


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