In Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, The Olive Farm is responsible for Canada's first extra virgin olive oil. With a three year waiting list, it's pretty hard to come by but Aurelius is lucky enough to carry some on its shelves. But how exactly did this uniquely Canadian olive oil come to be?
Remembrance Day is a very important time for us at Aurelius Food Co., as owner and founder Mike George is proud to have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. As a small gesture, we are offering a special discount for past and present members of the CAF. Read on to find out about our previous fundraising efforts and our plans for this year's Remembrance Day.
If you've been to our store, you might have wondered what the difference was between our different olive oils. At Aurelius, we offer infused olive oils, flavoured extra virgin olive oils, and fused olive oils. Within those categories you will find savoury, spicy, and herbaceous flavours to choose from. Find out the differences and learn about all the different flavours you can get right here.
Sure, olive oil tastes good, but did you know it's also good for you? Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, has multiple benefits for our bodies, such preventing heart disease, stroke, and several other ailments as well. Read on to find out more.
If you don't think you know enough about olive oils to taste them, you will after you read our guide. You'll learn the different terms to describe an olive oil's taste and smell, as well as identify several defects that can affect the taste and quality if your olive oil.
You might think you know what's in your olive oil, but do you really? Tests can show that your favourite extra virgin olive oil might secretly be a lower-quality olive oil, or worse, a different oil altogether. Read on to find out how this happens and how it could affect you.
Autumn is almost here and it’s time to get out our scarves and sweaters. If you’re feeling a bit down about the dwindling temperatures, Aurelius has got some products that will help ease the transition. In addition, we will be hosting or participating in a number of events this year that will help you get excited for the fall season. Read on to find out more.
Ever wondered if you could infuse your own olive oil? Or are you looking for a gift to give to that special someone without breaking the bank? Either way, look no further. Infusing your own olive oils has many benefits including: being cost-friendly, environmentally conscious, and it is actually so easy. Read on to find out how.
Cruets are used to hold oils, balsamics, and other liquid condiments. In its early days, cruets were made of gold or silver and its stopper was shaped like a cross, as they were used to hold wine and water for religious ceremonies. Today, they are made from different materials such as glass, porcelain, ceramic, or steel. They can come in all sorts of colours and patterns so there’s one for every kitchen. A cruet is convenient for those that like to buy their oils or balsamics in bulk as they can keep a small portion for daily use.