Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Newsletter-MAY 2012

"The Olives are here!!"

Hi Everyone,

Spain's favorite olives have arrived in Vancouver!!!

Roldan Olives are a Spanish favorite, especially the Aloreña variety shown above, which is considered to be the "Pata Negra" (the best of the best) of olives because of the taste and nutritional benefits. We are very excited to be the first and only suppliers of the Aloreña olive with the denomination of origin of Malaga to Canada. This 100% natural olive is considered the best of the olives in Spain. It’s the only olive with D.O.P. from more than 260 different varieties to choose from in Spain. Its size, thick texture and ease of shedding the olive pit, allows the seasoning to penetrate, making it a unique olive that is highly appreciated by professional tasting palettes. To help offset their bitter taste, these olives are brine-cured by natural methods. The traditional and natural seasoning is composed of garlic and thyme. Free of cholesterol and trans fats. An amazing delight!!

We are also supplying another olive called Gordal shown above, which is one of the largest varieties from Spain and this is a great and fancy way to eat them, with a little pickle stuffed inside. The contrast of flavours is what makes this olive interesting. These olives are brine-cured and don’t have any extra seasoning. They’re free of cholesterol. Great for any occasion!!

We have 9 new locations where you can find our products in Vancouver, Calgary and on Vancouver Island. Check out where:

Green Soul Organics located at 150 Fourth Street in Tofino. 
Green Soul Organics is the conscious consumers choice for organic groceries and natural health related products and services.  A thriving health food store located in the heart of downtown Tofino, Green Soul Organics assists customers achieve wellness goals and enjoy vibrant health by being committed to a lifetime of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices while providing the highest quality of natural health products and organic food items.

Red Barn Market - Latoria Walk located at 611 Brookside Road in Victoria.

Red Barn Market - West Saanich located at 550 West Saanich Road in Victoria.

Red Barn Market - Matticks Farm located at 129-5325 Cordova Bay Road in Victoria.

Open year round, the Red Barn Markets have everything you need. Local producers supply them with farm fresh products every week. And every day, they're hard at work creating their own specialty line of smoked white cheddar, 13 different smoked meat products, pepperoni sticks and a wide variety sausages and deli meats. They even make Bison sticks!

Niagara Grocery located at 579 Niagara Street in Victoria.
Niagara Grocery is located in beautiful, historic James Bay. Victoria BC’s oldest grocery store; updated! The corner grocery is alive and well in Victoria. There’s still a place where you can buy local produce, daily bread, artisan cheese & sausage, and house-roasted coffees.

Cookbook Co. Cooks located at 72211 Avenue SW in Calgary.
This store is an ever-changing collection of specialty ingredients, choice kitchen wares, and of course, cookbook. They shop the world for hard-to-find ingredients and gourmet pantry items. Have you ever come across a great recipe with that one ingredient you just can't find? Well, they probably have it. Not sure how to use an ingredient? Their friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to help you.

Market Place IGA Bistro located at 489 Robson Street in Vancouver.

This Market Place IGA is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Close to numerous hotels and venues such as BC Place, GM Place and the Center for Performing Arts. They offer a variety of ready-to-eat meals and snacks. They also have a wide variety of imported products to tingle your taste buds. Grilled panini sandwiches, gelato, hot soup and BBQ chicken, coffee and tea beverages and a fully serviced Deli. They have an international staff from all over the world as well as locals - friendly and eager to help.

Hillary's Artisan Cheese located at 1034 Fort Street in Victoria.

Situated in the picturesque seaside village of Cowichan Bay, Hilary's Cheese & Deli offers visitors a chance to relax and savour cheeses they produce locally and those that are brought in from near and far. Check out the lunch counter which serves homemade soups daily paired with sandwiches made at the neighbouring bakery.

Eden West Fine Foods locted at 2500 Saint Johns Street in Port Moody.

Eden West Fine Foods and Gifts Ltd. is a gourmet boutique that brings a little bit of “downtown” to Port Moody. The store offers a wide variety of specialty foods, cookware, and tools. If you love to cook, you will enjoy our selection of gourmet essentials and hard to find housewares.

Our video recipe from Rouxbe for May is ¨Olivada¨

Similar to tapenade, this chunky mixture of capers, olives, red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil pairs perfectly with grilled meats and vegetables. Make sure to use Cazorliva EVOO and Roldan Olives for great results. Learn how to cook at Rouxbe.com!! Olives and Things is pleased to offer you the next 14 days for free on the Rouxbe Online Cooking School. Click below to get great instructional cooking videos and video recipes!!