Six Ways to Use Olive Oil to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Six Ways to Use Olive Oil to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Benefits of Olive Oil |

Use Olive Oil to Improve the Quality of Your Life A historical symbol of glory and piece, olive oil is more than a food staple of the highly prized Mediterranean cuisine. It has many valuable uses, from natural remedy to home improvement, personal care, and green cleaning. Nowadays, there are an increasing number of olive oil boutiques in Vancouver. Here, we look at 6 uses of olive oil, which can greatly improve the quality of life. We assume here that you already have or know where to get the highest quality olive oil in Vancouver, because what goes with a quality input is a quality output. 1.Damaged or Stubborn Tangled Hair Olive oil is great for the hair. To moisturize and easily untangle your locks, apply a bit of olive oil and comb through frizzy or dry hair. This is especially beneficial on humid days or in winter. Golden olive oil also provides relief for damaged hair. Massage your scalp and hair with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Then, use a shower cap to swathe your oiled tresses. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then shampoo as usual and see your newly rejuvenated hair.   2. Your Cat’s Health Help your cat prevent hairballs and promote its overall wellness by adding a teaspoon of olive oil to its food. Olive oil is safer to your cat than an anti-hairball lubricant that is usually made from petroleum. Moreover, the use of olive oil is somewhat environment-friendly, as opposed to petroleum, which comes from a non-renewable source.   3. Reduced Snoring Olive oil’s natural lubricating property can help ease your snoring. Just take a sip of olive oil before you sleep to lubricate the muscles of your throat. However, don’t be surprised if you sneeze out some olive oil into your breakfast! Some people have observed that taking in a teaspoon of olive oil helps relieve a ticklish or scratchy throat.   4. Polisher for Metal, Furniture and Leather Rub a few drops of olive oil onto silverware and other metallic items to prevent tarnishing and corrosion. To polish furniture, mix two parts olive oil with one part lemon extract, pour the mixture on a cloth, and wipe away fingerprints, scuffs and dusts. Olive oil can also be used to condition and polish leather articles like baseball mitts.   5. Ease Stuck Zippers Free that annoying stuck zipper with an olive oil. Just pour a bit of olive oil into a swab and apply to the teeth of the zipper. Do so while gently easing it unstuck.   6. Repair Squeaky Doors Solve that squeaky sound coming from your door that does not only annoy you, but pose danger to kids getting in and out of your room or house. Instead of using lubricants, which are usually made of hydrocarbons, use olive on hinges and on anything that you otherwise...

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Olive Oil In Vancouver – Discover The Roots That Lead To Coastal

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Uncategorized |

History of Olive Oil In Vancouver, BC The olive oil in Vancouver traces its history to faraway places hospitable to olive trees. Native to Asia Minor, Syria, Iran and Palestine for 6,000 years, the olive is one of the oldest grown trees in the world. It has been cultivated in Crete since five millenia ago and is believed to be the wellspring of wealth of the Minoan Kingdom. It has been grown in the Mediterranean coast of southern Europe and Northern Africa after the Phoenicians introduced it. Olive leaves were found in Egyptian tombs, some four millennia ago. The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem has been known for its rich culture of olive trees growing for more than 2000 years. The variety of olives on the Mount remains a puzzle because humans have manipulated olive trees for many centuries. An ongoing study that makes use of gene mapping techniques may one day figure out the inter-origin of all varieties of olive trees. The wild, shrub-like olive extant in the Middle East is believed to be the first variety from which all other varieties came from. Missionaries and imperial expansion have spread the culture of cultivating olive trees to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and to North and South America. As of now, there’s no accurate information that tells us when olive oil production began. Nonetheless, the technology for producing olive oil was up and running since 3000 years ago. A 2600-year old olive oil workshop found in Urla, Izmir is a good proof. Olive oil has been used in many cultures and religions. In the 6th century, the Muslims were told by their Prophet Muhammad to put olive oil on their bodies; Muhammad himself applied olive oil on his head. In the Christian church, consecrated olive oil, called ‘chrism, ‘ has been used for anointing at various rites such as baptism, coronation of a monarch and anointing of the sick. Christian missionaries, particularly the Jesuits, spread the cultivation of olive trees as far west as California both for ceremonial use and food. Westerners became acquainted with the culinary use of olive oil in the 1970s after much time when almost all Mediterranean dishes containing olive oil flooded restaurants. In those years, a research revealed that the Mediterraneans suffered heart disease less than the Westerners who were not used to olive oil diet. Since then, the consumption of olive oil has increased, as it was believed to provide good nutrition. Olive oil became known for its potential to reduce calcium loss, to help during pregnancy, as an antioxidant, and in the prevention of arteriosclerosis. Soon, the demand for olive oil in the United States and Canada skyrocketed. The research on Mediterranean cuisine has impacted many Americans to become diet-wise – they began to prefer natural products over food with additives. Olive oil technology became more advanced and countries began massive imports...

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7 Things About Olive Oil That You Need To Know

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Benefits of Olive Oil |

Olive oil is one of the most amazing food products in the world.  It has been around for thousands of years and the planting, pressing and uses of this delicious nutritional product have stood the test of time.  The great thing about the golden goodness of extra virgin olive oil is that it has many ways that it can make you a healthier and better person.  At Coastal Olive Oils we want to share with you seven things that you might not know that could make a difference in how your view and use olive oil in Vancouver. #1 Olive Oil Boosts Your Immune System – It is also linked to boosting immunity and helps your body use plant chemicals from other foods. For instance, lycopene, the fat-soluble antioxidant in tomatoes, is best absorbed when eaten with some fat, such as the healthy fat found in olive oil. #2  Can Clear Your Skin – who needs clearasil when one has olive oil?  This miracle product can act clear up acne and actually keep your skin blemish free.  Simple to do all you need is four teaspoons of salt mixed into three tablespoons of olive oil.  Mix well, pour onto hands, rub onto face for a few minutes and then soap off.  Best to use daily for one week until you see results. #3  Assist in Weight Loss – Olive oil will actually slow your stomach contractions when digesting sending the message to your body that you are more full.  Once the message is received then the desire to eat more slows down.  Looking for a flavoured olive oil to test this on try one of our most requested oils. #4 Will Last Nearly Forever – who would like to say that about their love life?  Not likely but with Olive Oil this can be essentially true.  All you have to do with your favorite oils is store in a dark, cool space and enjoy when the moment strikes you.  The best olive oils tend to disappear fast though with the many ways people can enjoy them with awesome recipes. #5 Good For Your Heart – That has good to be reason alone to crack out a bottle and some crusty bread.  The reason is that olive oil has the healthy type of cholesterol – HDL’s.  Olive Oil also contains other beneficial nutrients such as phytochemicals and vitamin E which help to clear bad cholesterol from the body. #6 Color Does Not Tell The Whole Story –  Contrary to popular belief, the color of an extra virgin olive oil is not an indicator of its quality or flavor. There are hundreds of olive varieties that produce different hues of olive oil. Growing conditions (temperature, water, etc) and harvest time affect color as well. Good quality extra virgin olive oils range from yellow to green. #7 Olive Oil is Perfect For Cooking – The average...

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Beautiful Pairings…

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Recipes |

Just *SOME* of the Amazing Pairings Possible Lemon White Balsamic + Tuscan Herb EVOO Aged Red Apple Balsamic + Tuscan Herb EVOO Honey Ginger White Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO Strawberry Balsamic + Basil EVOO Peach White Balsamic + Tuscan Herb EVOO Maple Balsamic + Organic Persian Lime EVOO Blackberry Ginger Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO Tangerine Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO Mushroom Sage EVOO + Lemon Balsamic Blueberry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Chipotle EVOO Red Apple Balsamic + Hojiblanca EVOO Fig Balsamic + Garlic EVOO Pomegranate Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO Strawberry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO Red Apple Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil Cinnamon Pear Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil Cherry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO Traditional Balsamic + ANY EVOO Coconut White Balsamic + Butter EVOO = Coco-butter Coconut White Balsamic + Lime EVOO Coconut White Balsamic + Roasted Sesame Seed Oil 1 Part Lemon Balsamic + 1 Part Butter EVOO + 1 Part Garlic EVOO Garlic EVOO + Butter EVOO Organic Basil + Cranberry Pear Balsamic Pomegranate + Garlic EVOO Vanilla Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO Chocolate Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO Vanilla Balsamic + Chocolate Balsamic Chocolate Balsamic + Espresso Balsamic Chocolate Balsamic + Coconut White Balsamic Coconut White Balsamic + Lemon EVOO Raspberry Balsamic + lemon EVOO Lemon EVOO + Cinnamon Pear...

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Pappardelle’s Pasta

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Recipes |

Coastal Olive Oils now carries Pappardelle’s Pasta — The Fine Art of Pasta. About Pappardelle’s…   Why? Pasta as art? Indeed! Our pasta is produced with the same care and attention to detail that artists use when taking paint to canvas or chisel to stone. Pappardelle’s pasta is a true artisanal food. And what exactly is an artisanal food? It is made by hand, using the finest-quality ingredients available and following traditional methods of production. Our pasta makers have an intimate knowledge of every step of the time- honored tradition of making pasta: the flour, the added ingredients, the mixing and extruding, and finally, the drying process. Every one of our products has the touch and oversight of a pasta maker guiding it through the delicate craft of turning flour, water and a variety of herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits into edible art — it takes one of our pasta makers well over a year to hone his or her skills and become a master dough maker. Even members of our packaging team must be carefully trained to assess quality and to handle our products delicately, as theirs is the last touch and chance to make sure every thing is...

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