Delicious. Healthy. Simple.

Delicious. Healthy. Simple.

By Catherine Kenwell Delicious. Healthy. Simple. For us, those words aren’t just a tagline—they’re a way of life that is at the heart of what Barrie Olive Oil is all about. Let’s break it down. We all love to eat delicious food. Mouth-watering, tongue-tingling, great...
Cooking with EVOO? Why Not?

Cooking with EVOO? Why Not?

By Catherine Kenwell Our customers love our products. But they’ll sometimes come in and tell us they won’t use our extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) for cooking. Why not? They tell us: “EVOO has a low smoke point.” “EVOO isn’t healthy when it’s heated.” “It’s not safe to...
EVOO for Healthy Brains and Bodies

EVOO for Healthy Brains and Bodies

EVOO for Healthy Brains and Bodies By Catherine Kenwell We’ve all heard that the Mediterranean Diet can keep our hearts healthy. But are you familiar with the DASH Diet to treat and prevent high blood pressure and diabetes, or the MIND Diet, which helps our brains...
Olive oil—or olive juice?

Olive oil—or olive juice?

Olive oil—or olive juice? By Catherine Kenwell Think of orange juice. Freshly squeezed, right? Fresh, unadulterated, nothing-but-the-fruit not only tastes the best but is the best for our health. The best, most juicy, most perfectly ripe oranges will garner the best...
Pour Your Heart Out

Pour Your Heart Out

While we often talk in the stores about using the oils and vinegars sparingly, when it comes to Extra Virgin Olive Oil don’t be afraid to indulge.  In fact, there should be a puddle at the bottom of your plate or dish when you have finished your food. And bread is...
Race to the Bottom

Race to the Bottom

How long should I keep extra virgin olive oil? Here’s the thing: In North America we consume an average of 1 litre of EVOO per year.  In the UK that number is 2 litres, in Italy and Spain it’s 12 and in Greece they consume an average of 25 litres of olive oil...

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