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Feb. 14, 2024

Refined Oil: Not as "Elegant" as It Seems

In the vast world of oils, there's a world of difference between refined and virgin oil. While refined oil undergoes an industrial process whose sole aim is to optimize its Yield, virgin oil retains its natural qualities because the raw material has been treated with respect. So it's the real elegant one!

Jan. 30, 2024


Shooting a documentary on a battlefield in Iraq, bullets whizzing by his head, Julien Fréchette questions his choice of career. This situation of immense stress conjures up in his mind the sweet moments of his life and the image of a condiment he's particularly fond of: hot sauce.

Jan 15, 2024

Online Boutique: The True Costs

The popularity of e-commerce is reaching historical peaks. Thanks to Amazon's services, one can receive practically any product at their doorstep in less than 48 hours. However, in January 2024, Maison Orphée made the decision to convert its online boutique into a showcase website.

Jan 15, 2024

Why We Decided to Close Our Online Boutique

The popularity of e-commerce is at an all-time high. Yet, in January 2024, Maison Orphée has decided to convert its online store into a showcase website to share all there is to know about our products.

Nov. 29, 2023

Christmas Stocking: Gifts Guaranteed to Be a Hit!

You know that the choice of a gift is important: it shows who you are and how you feel about the other person. So this year, wow your loved ones with not just one meaningful gift, but many!

Nov. 27, 2023

Everything You Need to Know about Salt

In addition to table salt, there are many different types of salt on the market. Are there better ones to have in your pantry? Do they all have the same effect on our health? Let's demystify salt and all its particularities!

Nov. 15, 2023

When extra virgin = extra marketing

When you shop for a quality oil, are you looking at the labels to find the words “first cold pressed” and “extra virgin”? If so, it's a very good habit, but unfortunately, it can also play tricks on you! 

Oct. 26, 2023

The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Cardiovascular Health

We've all heard at one point a health professional tell us that olive oil is good for our health. And for good reason! Numerous studies have shown that extra virgin olive oil has several compounds that play an important role in preventing heart diseases. This is even more true if you opt for a Mediterranean-style diet.

Sept. 28, 2023

Understanding essential fatty acids

Indispensable and necessary, they're called essential fatty acids for many good reasons! They're called "essential" since our body needs them but can't produce them on its own. We need to acquire them from the foods we eat, especially those rich in omega-3 and omega-6.

Sept. 14, 2023

The Incredible Story of ApothicAri Handcrafted Fire Cider

Have you heard of Apothicari Fire Vinegar, the signature product of Les Jardins de la Minga? Inspired by the ancestral recipe for fire cider - a grandmother's remedy reputed to ease digestion and promote good health - this gourmet version made in Charlevoix is well worth discovering, as much for the quality of the product as for the fabulous story behind it.

Sept. 11, 2023

The many benefits of apple cider vinegar

For many people, cider vinegar is the miracle solution to many evils. Learn why!

August 25, 2023

Three ingenious ways to store extra herbs

Don’t you love herbs? They're great for adding extra aromas to your garden and adding flavours to any meal. But come fall, you may wonder what to do with all the greenery! Let's face it, it's almost impossible to eat it all before the cold snaps set in. Here are our practical ideas for preserving your surplus herbs and enjoy summer savours all winter long.
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