You know the name of your favourite wine (or beer) of course. And surely you know what grapes it is made of. Likely you know who the winery proprietor is and even who the winemaker is. Some of you might even know a bit about the winery history and story. But your favourite olive oil? Hmmmm. Read more
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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
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
We had a long and luxurious summer this year in Italy that lasted well until the beginning of October. It seemed like summer would never end…. But it is official now, the coats and scarves have come out and it is Autumn with a capital A. That’s ok though because it also means it is officially soup season. Read more
We love Olive Oil.
And really, we should. We know the land where it comes from. We have felt the breeze through the hills. We have sat in the shade of its trees. We have smelled the scent of the blossoms and then were there to pick the fruit when it was just right. And when the oil came out of the press, we were there to taste it. But beyond the terroir, what really makes the difference, or rather who – is the miller. The man or woman, who with love, passion, science and gut creates for us – liquid gold. So, actually it’s them we love.
This is the fifth in our series of mini-interviews with our partners, Read more
May is Mediterranean Diet Month and in honour of that, here is some food for thought.
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 3 million people in Canada suffer from diabetes and 80% of those will die as a result of heart disease or stroke. The onset of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through increased physical activity, healthy eating and weight loss. Read more
This piece is a translation of an article written by Lorenzo di Grassura in CHEF magazine – an Italian publication.
The sensory characteristics of extra virgin olive oil can be divided into two large categories: pleasant sensations or positive attributes and unpleasant sensations or defects. Read more
Are you confused by Olive Oil labels and all their marketing jargon? Do terms like extra, acidity, filtered, unfiltered, DOP, cold pressed and first pressed leave your head spinning? Do you stand in front of the Olive Oil section in the market for what seems like hours and not know where to start? Read more
Everyone knows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the central elements in the Mediterranean diet. Used to dress salads, soups, pastas, grilled meat, saute and grill veggies, the base of most sauces… the list goes on and on. But few know EVOO also has a role in Italy and other mediterranean countries as a baking staple. Yes, I said baking! Read more