Saturday, May 21, 2011

Olive season

Our 6 olive trees are heavily laden with olives and they are just starting to turn purple... so have started to pick them before they are all eaten by the birds. Before you can eat them though you have to wash them in fresh water every day for a week and then they get put in jars with brine to be pickled for a month or more .... so we won't be able to eat them until July.

Helen harvesting olives

Washing them in water for a week.....

I am also experimenting with picking some while they are still green and compare them with the more ripe ones, see if they taste any different after pickling!

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