Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Newsletter-JUNE 2012

"BBQ Time!!"

Hi Everyone,

I don't know about you, but we have been using the BBQ regularly over the last couple of weeks. Indulging in all of our favorite recipes for the grill. It's a great time to try one of our Casanovas Barcelona flavored salts as a rub on your favorite grilling meats and don't forget to dab your meat with our family's EVOO, Cazorliva.

Over the last month, we have updated our website to include more products and product details. Please take a moment to check it out: www.olivesandthings.com

There has been great feedback with our new brand, "Roldan Olives" and we're happy to say that you can now find them in Meinhardt Fine Foods in Vancouver and Village Butcher in Oak Bay.

We have 3 new locations where you can find our products in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. Check out where:

Ulla Restaurant located at 509 Fisgard street, Victoria.

Ulla is situated in the Lupin Building at the bottom of Chinatown and brings a fresh, fun vibe to Victoria. Local ingredients, classic flavours and modern techniques sums up the food philosophy. Along with a commitment to using local organic products whenever possible they also aim to serve only ethically raised proteins. Each dish is balanced, well thought out and will leave you feeling perfectly satisfied. The menu truly offers something for everyone; from lighter seafood dishes to hearty and flavourful meats to exciting vegetarian dishes. Everything is stunningly presented and offers great value. The small wine list is carefully chosen to pair with the food and to offer excellent value. Many of the wines are available by the glass or the bottle. The concise cocktail list offers simple classics and seasonal concoctions.

SPUD Vancouver located at 1660 East Hastings in Vancouver.
In 1997, SPUD.ca was founded based on the idea that there was simply a great, really sustainable way to buy groceries.  
Not only was there an opportunity to directly connect communities with local farmers and food producers, but ordering food online and using a just-in-time home delivery method means a great product for customers. 
Organic produce and artisan groceries can be ordered and delivered in their peak freshness – providing customers with a superior tasting and highly nutrient rich product. 
Whether it’s bringing the very best in local organic produce, or organizing field trips for school children to local farms, SPUD loves connecting you with local, organic and natural foods.


Tonolli's Deli located at 6991 East Saanich Road in Victoria.

This little deli is a great place for some delicious food cooked with passion and care. The owners have taken care to select high quality local and mostly organic foods, and the coffee is fair-trade. They have great breakfasts and they cater to those who require gluten free, such as their gluten free chicken pot pie. Their pastries and cakes are delicious and they have a selection of home made frozen entrees to take home.

Our video recipe from Rouxbe for June is ¨Grilled Asparagus¨

It might sound so simple that you don't think you need the video, but there is even an art to grilling asparagus. Don't believe me, then check it out for yourself and remember to use Cazorliva EVOO and some Casanovas Barcelona salt with citrus 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!!