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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.

July 28, 2023

The ABCs of a good vinaigrette

Making a homemade vinaigrette is an art—and a simple one at that! Knowing the basics is all you need to add flavour to a variety of recipes. Here's everything you need to know to become a homemade vinaigrette pro!

June 28, 2023

How can I tell if my oil is rancid?

While cleaning out your kitchen cupboards, you discover (with horror!) a bottle of olive oil with a best-before date that has long passed. At the price you paid for it, would you like to know if it's still good? This article is for you!

June 5, 2023

All about canola oil

Canola oil is a good ingredient to have in the kitchen, whether for a vinaigrette, potato salad, muffin recipes or roasting vegetables in the oven. However, even though we know that it's a very healthy fat, some people erroneously say that people should avoid it.I's time to shed some light on the myths and facts about canola oil. 

May 29, 2023

The first-ever Salad Week

From June 5 to 11, celebrate the art of eating well... one salad at a time! Discover the Salad Week! 

May 15, 2023

But what is a perfect oil?

To celebrate our 40th anniversary and our love for specialty oils, we have created The Perfect Oil TM, a blend of decades of expertise—and a whole lot of good ingredients too!

Apr. 27, 2023

How to use the Maillard reaction in cooking

A well-browned meat with a delicious, toasted aroma. The crispy crust of yummy sourdough bread. Caramelized, almost sweet onions. This is what the Maillard reaction is all about in cooking! It is a complex set of chemical reactions that occur when cooking food can change the texture, taste and smell of your dishes (for the better!).

Apr. 6, 2023

How to use aromatized oils?

Were you tempted into purchasing an aromatized oil—but unsure what to use it for?

March 30, 2023

How to replace animal fats with plant-based options

Transforming your diet so that it becomes more plant-based involves many small changes in the kitchen. Whether it's for your health, the environment or animal welfare, your dietary decisions will impact your culinary experiences—for the better! Here's how to replace animal fats with plant-based options without changing the taste of your dishes. 
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