By Catherine Kenwell

Thank you.

From Barrie Olive Oil, we thank you, and trust you enjoyed a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

This holiday time of year is, for many, filled with wonderful traditions. Families gather, friends get together, and parties and celebrations abound.

We know that many of those traditions involve food and drink…meals that are planned far in advance, treats that are eaten often only during the festive season, and a level of hospitality that often focuses on special culinary touches. Enjoying food at the holidays is often a social affair, and those of us who love food love to talk about it too!

Over the past couple of years, we’ve had the great fortune to help customers plan their meals, provide delicious, healthy and simple ideas on traditional dishes, and choose gifts for their novice and experienced foodie friends and family members.

Our customers share a lot with us; we learn what they like to cook and serve during the holiday season, what their friends and family like to eat, and sometimes whose stockings are going to be filled with our products. We hear about other exciting holiday giving, and we even keep surprises! We’re thrilled to help you choose that perfect gift; whether you like our rich balsamic vinegars or fresh and delightful extra-virgin olive oils, or sweet treats like chocolate truffles, jams and jellies, it’s our pleasure to help!

We share ideas like drizzling rich traditional balsamic on roasted Brussels sprouts or root vegetables, or using Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil to baste the turkey or in dressing. Or adding a little bit of Blood Orange Olive Oil to liven up your cranberry sauce. And how about creating a festive take on sparkling wine by adding Cranberry Pear White Balsamic and a few fresh cranberries?

You really make what we do at Barrie Olive Oil so enjoyable. We appreciate getting to know you and your families. You’re more than customers to us; you’re our community, our foodie partners and our friends.

So thank you. Thanks for including us in your holiday traditions, and we wish you all the best for a delicious, healthy and simple 2018!

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