Buying the Perfect Gift for Food Lovers

Buying the Perfect Gift for Food Lovers

By Catherine Kenwell Many folks come into Olive Oil Co in Barrie and Newmarket with a great idea—to buy the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook. Often, they don’t know where to start—especially if they’ve never visited us before. We love to be able to help by...
Should I Cook With Olive Oil?

Should I Cook With Olive Oil?

By Catherine Kenwell One of the questions we are asked most frequently is whether or not extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is suitable for cooking. Customers will tell us that they’ve read that EVOO develops dangerous toxins at high heat, or that it has a smoke point that...
How To Buy Balsamic Vinegar

How To Buy Balsamic Vinegar

by Catherine Kenwell How to Buy Balsamic – Discover the good stuff First-time customers are astounded when they taste our balsamic vinegar. In fact, when customers tell us they ‘hate’ balsamic, we take that as a challenge to change their mind. But why is it that many...
Let us Do You a Favour!

Let us Do You a Favour!

By Catherine Kenwell At Olive Oil Co. – Barrie and Newmarket, we love to do favours. Especially when they’re wedding or celebration favours, also fondly known as ‘bombonieres’. We’ve become a ‘go-to’ destination for the best, most useful event favours…and once...
One For The Road

One For The Road

by Catherine Kenwell Canadians wait all year for summer, and once it’s here we set out for cottages and campsites. We hit the road—whether we’re taking in the glory of Canada’s national or provincial parks, or we’re visiting family and friends in other cities and...
Why Canada? Why US? Some Food for Thought

Why Canada? Why US? Some Food for Thought

By Catherine Kenwell Lately we’ve been receiving some comments—and questions—about buying Canadian versus American. At BOO, we rarely discuss politics except in the context of our products, but we’d like to share some thoughts on buying locally, nationally and...

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