Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla

On a short afternoon run through the olive orchard behind the house, I ran by a crew picking olives.  After the run, I went back with my camera.    I found Lucas who is the supervisor of the crew and asked if I could take some pictures.  He said sure, no problem. Lucas runs a …

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Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?

Over the decades, Grandma's remedies such as a spoonful of codfish oil each morning  has been replaced with supplements and visits to the doctor for drugs to improve symptoms of illness.  Now, I am beginning to think many people are finding their way back to Grandma's remedies. Since GringoCool launched "Cold Pressed Elixir",  an organic …

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Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool

We are happy to introduce our new, Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil called Cold Pressed Elixir by GringoCool.  Our goal is to serve our customers by staying true to three pillars. Provide the Real Thing Many US consumers have not had the chance to experience or taste real extra virgin olive oil.  In the …

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Selling on Amazon – An article about one of the many challenges

Amazon’s algorithms are causing customers to pay significantly more than they should for popular products, while promoting those that benefit the corporation, according to an investigation by journalism non-profit ProPublica published today (Sept. 20). The e-commerce company doesn’t disclose exactly how its algorithm selects products from certain merchants, or itself, to be recommended in its… via …

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GringoCool & Cactus Canyon Ceramics – Change is in the Air!

As the summer winds down changes are in the air at Cactus Canyon Ceramics. For years, Cactus Canyon Ceramics has focused on finding outstanding hand painted pottery in Spain and bringing it to the U.S. market. This has involved visiting many factories and workshops throughout Spain, and making new friends and acquaintances in the process. …

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Exploring Italian Ceramics on the Amalfi Coast of Italy

The three of us were sitting on two 125cc scooters on the Island of Capri, off the southern coast of Italy.  The day was a nice, early spring day; a little cool, a slight breeze, and a little overcast with a low cloud overhang.   My wife Pia, my son Vincent and I were set on …

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