Saturday, March 19, 2011

Homegrown Olives


We have had these olive trees at our place for close to 15 years and we are only deciding to harvest the olives now. I picked one once and bit into it straight from the tree. Don't ever do that, I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone. Especially you, my favourites. But right as I speak they are sitting in a big tub of brine that we are dutifully changing every few days until they are ready (we have a while to go). 
I'm trying to think of some delicious way to marinate them, any ideas? 

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4 comments:

  1. So... I'm really curious now. How do the olives taste straight from the tree? ^^;;; I take it that it wasn't terribly pleasant.. but was it because it was bitter or sour... or...?

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  2. oh god just HORRIBLE. olives straight from the tree haven't been brined in salt water so they aren't salty or bitter, they are just YUCK. I know that's a terrible description but it's true. I dare you.

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  3. Have they finished soaking yet? I'm excited to try them!

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  4. not yet! well actually they could be... i'm a little bit scared to try them, maybe we'll give it a whirl tonight. stay tuned

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