Traditional Thanksgiving Prayer

A prayer for your Thanksgiving Day ….

Bless, O Lord,Celtic Cross Fall Colors
this food we are about to eat;
and we pray you, O God,
that it may be good
for our body and soul;
and, if there is any poor creature
hungry or thirsty walking the road,
may God send them in to us
so that we can share the food with them,
just as Christ shares His gifts
with all of us.

Graces, from Celtic Daily Prayer

D’Oliva Olive Harvest 2014


Harvest Day 2014 is complete! With a labor crew of 45 plus 15 friends and family we completed the olive harvest quickly. We started in the fog before sunrise and almost all the olives were off the trees by noon! Sadly this is because the harvest yield was especially low this year. People often ask why… Read More

Wine Party Taste Test


D’Aun and I are planning a party and we need a good affordable red wine to serve. Something under $15 a bottle. I always struggle with this because I love great wines and I dislike serving my guests something routine, but we can’t go crazy on the budget. So a quick visit and consultation with… Read More

D’Oliva Online Store is Open!


It’s been quite the process, but the D’Oliva Olive Oil online store is finally open. People have been pestering me and D’Aun about this for at least a year now. We’re really happy with the look and functionality. Hopefully it makes shopping easier for everybody. Visit the store here and see what you think. We… Read More

The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson


One of the hottest books of the year is The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson. After the amazing success (and timing) of his book about Steve Jobs, in this new book Isaacson explains how the process of innovation has commonalities no matter the people, places, institutions… Read More