Monday, 1 November 2021

Another year

Saturday afternoon we had a phone call from the mill to say they were about to start our olives.  MrFF went over to watch the process while I stayed at home to mend the nets so they could be packed away for another year.  He returned with 33 litres of really good oil, you don’t need to take my word for this as our resa, the yield, was exceptionally high indicating excellent quality.  We made bruschetta as usual, the taste of the newly milled oil was almost too strong but it will settle and be perfect.  We also have about 15 litres from last year, that’s still fine but we prefer to use the newest oil without heating it, eg for salads, and last years can be used for cooking in sauces etc. 

We were exhausted on Saturday, still tired yesterday and today we are taking it easy as it’s raining, it’s All Saints day which is an Italian national holiday and it’s my birthday, 73 if you just know, where does the time go.

9 comments:

  1. Our friends in Spain have olive trees and press their own olives, it does taste like nothing you can purchase. Even their oranges and lemons picked from their trees taste so much better. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work.

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  2. Happy birthday!! Your oil sounds wonderful.

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  3. Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a year filled with good health and good fun!

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  4. Reading about your olives and oil process is so interesting.
    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day!
    Blessings, Linda

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  5. Happy birthday Jenny. I am still recovering from mine.

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  6. Happy Birthday. The olive oil sounds fantastic but in light of your special day I hope there’s cake and wine too!

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  7. A perfect end to a tumultuous season. Glad your olive crop was so bountiful! A belated Happy Birthday, I'm sure you had a wonderful celebration.

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  8. Belated birthday wishes! I'm not quite sure how I have managed to get so behind on your posts. I still remember the delicious taste of your olive oil. It makes the supermarket stuff pale into insignificance! xx

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