The BOO Community

The BOO Community

By Catherine Kenwell I met Denise on a frigid January Monday, one of those dark-all-day winter days. I’d actually made a wrong turn and ended up on Collier Street, in front of the original BOO location. I was familiar with the store’s concept as I’d purchased from...
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...
We Love It When Our Customers Run the Show!

We Love It When Our Customers Run the Show!

We Love It When Our Customers Run the Show! By Catherine Kenwell At Barrie Olive Oil Co, we work hard to educate ourselves, not only on our products but on cooking and healthy eating. We know our products are delicious, healthy and simple, and we are passionate about...
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...
Message in Our Bottles

Message in Our Bottles

By Catherine Kenwell We fresh fill them, you use them, you wash and dry them and we refill them…at Barrie Olive Oil, what’s not to love about our bottles?! There’s a message in our bottles, and that message is an environmental one. Barrie Olive Oil Co. has a bottle...
What is Balsamic Vinegar?

What is Balsamic Vinegar?

By Catherine Kenwell When We Say Balsamic, What Do We Mean? At a recent private tasting, one gentleman asked, “What IS the balsamic in balsamic vinegar? Why is it called balsamic?” We admit we were stumped. At Barrie Olive Oil Co, we certainly know our balsamic...
My Dad’s Kale Salad

My Dad’s Kale Salad

By Catherine Kenwell Like many families, ours is a melange of omnivores, picky eaters, vegetarians, kids and a couple of folks with digestion-related health issues. So when we gather for family meals, I try to ensure that there’s something delicious for...
White Wine Balsamic Sangria

White Wine Balsamic Sangria

By Catherine Kenwell   The other day a customer picked up our recipe card for our Peach Balsamic Bellini. She exclaimed, “Wow, that sounds delicious!” and then asked me, “Is there a balsamic vinegar that would pair well with wine?” Oh, I said, you’ve come to the...

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