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Kids and Olive Oil

The health benefits of olive oil are well documented. Artisan Extra Virgin is chock full of anti-oxidants which are key to strengthening the immune system and protecting the body from the damaging effects of free-radical
molecules. EVOO is low in saturated fats and has no cholesterol. And among other things, it plays a part in reducing rates or risk of some types of cancer. These benefits are not exclusively for the adult population but of course also for children. Read more

The Olive Oil Merchant Launches MyRewards

There has never been a better time to do your holiday shopping from the comfort of your own cozy armchair. Back in May of this year, we sneakily implemented the Olive Oil Merchant MyRewards program. What that means is, since then, with every purchase you have been earning points without even knowing it. Read more

5 Reasons to Buy Artisan.

Thomas Jefferson said “the olive tree is surely the richest gift from heaven” and along with wine and books, olive oil is a “necessity of life”. We couldn’t agree more. 200 years later, we are also sure that he would be rolling over in his grave if he could see what has happened to present day commercial olive oil.  It is not just that we have a romantic view of the past, in fact with advancements in technology, small batch Artisan produced oil has moved firmly into the future. And is still better. Much better. Here are 5  reasons why:

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Butter vs. EVOO: the final battle

Facts first.

Butter. [Creamy, sweet, delicate, wonderful butter]
According to USDA figures, one tablespoon of butter (14 grams) contains 100 kcal (all from fat) 11 grams of fat, of which 7 grams are saturated fat, and 31 mg of cholesterol. Butter is 63% saturated fat (+ the cholesterol) and for this reason is considered by some to be a contributor to health problems, especially heart disease. Read more

Tuscany comes to Vancouver

Here is the rule about Tuscany: if you have never been, you dream about going and if you have been, you dream about returning. Once is never enough. A bit like chips, or peanuts… but harder on your credit card. Read more

A Love of Olive Oil

We love olive oil,  extra virgin olive oil, to be precise. I guess that is pretty obvious. Nevertheless, we get super excited when others express THEIR love to the liquid gold as well. This video is from Edmonton, Alberta blogger Chris Falconer (eatingisthehardpart.com) and video editor, Sarah Taylor. We love them too! Read more

The South of Italy Sweeps the Sol D’Oro

The Sol d’Oro, one of the top international competitions for high quality olive oil, released the results of their 9th annual tasting evaluations and declared Italian olive oil to be the best in the world – but more specifically the south of Italy.

The special jury of multinational judges was lead by Read more