Make your own infused oils 

Infused oils can add a wonderful flavor to wherever you’re cooking. You can cook with it or use it to finish a dish as a drizzle. I see infused olive oil sell for a spendy amount. It’s easy and cheap to do it at home let me tell you a few ways how. 
You can heat your basic olive oil up gently and add your desired flavors. Garlic or herbs or vegetable. Gently simmer on a very low heat and set aside to cool. I always use a mid shelf olive oil. 
When I make my infused oils I cold infuse them. I get my bottle and put my flavors in it and let it sit for a while. I think I get a crisper and cleaner flavor this way. It’s also less fuss. Overtime the oil will absorb more and more flavor. So be weary the flavor will change overtime. Aging it is a good thing.
I prefer to do this myself, because it’s cheaper and it looks really nice sitting on the shelf. I also like having complete control over what flavors I infuse with my oil.

Terms for Food are Generally Misleading

Especially with meats, terms we think of as good, aren’t usually what we would think. Legal terms for packaging foods can be very open ended or not regulated at all.

A good example of misleading language imageused in marketing is the term free range. We would be lead to believe that instead of being kept in a small cage it’s entire life, they have fields to roam. This only means they have room to walk several feet. It is better, but it’s now what one would think with a label that says free range.

Light with items like sodium or fat only means 25% than a median of competitors. Almost no items that say zero calories have non. It means 5 calories or less a serving.

Lightly sweetened or breaded has no legal definition whatsoever. Natural also has no legal meaning.

Labeling genetically modified foods is a big debate here in Oregon. A lot of company’s don’t want the bill to pass, because it’ll cost a bit more to label. The biggest reason is the fear of people not eating the same after food is more accurately labeled.

Be careful wen buying food, what the label says isn’t always what it would lead you to believe. I encourage you to do further research on food labeling and what it means. I think it’s important to hold company’s accountable to not mislead consumes.