I Love: Olive
Like making salami, olive picking is a day when families come together, enjoy each other’s company, laugh and get climbing. But this time, I found these black beauties in our local fresh produce store. There was no way I could pass these delights without already tasting them and the thought of using them to create a Trattoria styled table setting. Perfect for a casual lunch, using fresh produce for your table sets a relaxed atmosphere right from the get-go…’ hands off the Blue Cheese’…another weakness of mine.
So let’s start the curing process!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Black Olives
- Fresh Garlic Cloves
Starting to Cure
Of course, if you are not a garlic or oregano lover, you can choose to omit them.
Love is the Cure
Living in Melbourne, we experience four seasons in one day, so drying them in the oven will get the job done. It’s as simple as placing them in a preheated oven to 180-200 degrees, then turning off the heat once they’re in and left overnight. You repeat this process 2 to 3 times. The other alternative is to leave them in the sun for 3 to 4 consecutive days bringing them inside overnight. And again, repeat until if they are right for you.
Preserve the Love
TRY IT! I recommend buying only a kilo or two to have the experience. The first time I made olives, my youngest daughter was fascinated. From that moment, she developed a deep love for olives trees and has fond memories of climbing the tree at her late grandmother’s home.
Memories you cannot buy either!
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