A visit to the Argali Olive Grove

By |2018-09-05T15:15:13+00:00September 5th, 2018|Knowledgebase|

On our recent trip to the Peloponnese we were delighted to be invited by one of our favourite olive oil producers, Giovanni Bianchi, to visit his olive grove and see first hand where his multi award winning Argali extra virgin olive oil comes from. Giovanni's olive grove is located in Gargaliani, Messinia on the south-west coast of the [...]

Clean Monday

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+00:00February 24th, 2017|Knowledgebase, Recipes|

Clean Monday marks the start of the Lenten period for Orthodox Christians. It is a moveable celebration that always occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Easter Sunday, symbolising purity as on that day we start 'cleansing' our bodies and souls from all impurities, hence the name! In fact, during the week leading up to [...]

Product of the Month: Greek Red Saffron

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Knowledgebase|

If you find yourself in Kozani, near the village of Krokos, towards the end of Autumn you will witness one of the most beautiful sights; the land unravelling like a purple sea, the saffron cultivations! Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is one of the most beloved and precious spices of [...]

Product of the Month: Argali Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+00:00September 7th, 2016|Knowledgebase|

The latest and most exciting addition to our olive oil selection! The Argali Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced by Giovanni Bianchi at Gargaliani; a small town in West Peloponnese, situated on a small rising that overlooks a vast valley of olives. This beautiful view of green olive groves contrasts with the deep blue of the [...]

Product of the Month: Family Beez Raw Organic Honey from Serifos

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Knowledgebase|

One of the latest additions to our selection of honey, this Raw certified Organic Honey from the beautiful island of Serifos! As the name playfully suggests, Family Beez is a family run business, that started producing thyme honey 40 years ago. The biodiversity of the wider region in Serifos, which is protected and characterized as NATURA [...]

Essential Oils: From Plant to Bottle

By |2018-07-04T17:08:03+00:00March 12th, 2015|Knowledgebase|

Here's a quick guide to our essential oils! Enjoy! The use of plant essences to influence our mood and sense of well being has been a conscious human activity since the dawn of time. In the past it was closely linked with the art of alchemists and the mystique of priestesses, but aromatherapy is now [...]

Alternative Uses of Olive Oil

By |2018-07-04T17:08:11+00:00January 24th, 2013|Knowledgebase|

We keep talking about how good it is to use olive oil in our food, but what about other uses of olive oil outside the kitchen? Here we have compiled a list of some of its most widespread alternative uses! For a lot of these uses one doesn't necesserily need to use a super good [...]

On the different varieties of Greek olives

By |2018-07-04T17:08:11+00:00August 29th, 2012|Knowledgebase|

There is generally a widespread confusion on the question of the number of different varieties of Greek olives. A quick search on the internet is certain to show this. Some websites claim that there are over a hundred, whereas some others claim there are only three. After a fair bit of research I have come [...]

the magic is in the herbs!

By |2018-07-04T17:08:11+00:00July 30th, 2012|Knowledgebase|

In Greece we love anything herbal! It is common for grandparents to advise the younger generations of a number of herbal remedies to heal headaches, stomach aches, sore throats and anything else. If there is something wrong with you, there is a herb that can help you! Below are a few herbs that we have [...]

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