Was surprised to see the dry curing olive jar with moist salt and a fluid level.
Did all that fluid come from the olives? Or did water enter the jar from the atmosphere? It’s a mystery 🙂 guess I should’ve weighed the jar first!
As you can see they’re all wrinkly!! We tasted one, surprisingly no salty but still have a bitter taste and quite enjoyable but probably needs a bit longer to get more bitterness out.
Unlike any bought olive I have ever tasted!!
So I ran out of rock kosher salt and used a combo of the salt I have…
The pink bamboo salt (looks like brown sugar!) has an interesting taste, I am hoping it doesn’t affect the final product. Also some regular sea salt too.
Since they’re quite dehydrated, it barely needed a 1/3 jar of salt to cover.
Surprisingly, my neglected garden isn’t as bountiful as it was when I tended to it more. Peaches are small, blueberries are fewer…
Still, the few I get taste good.
My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much.
And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are tiny! I just bought this little tree about a month or two ago.
Finally, my fennel is starting to look like fennel. Boy these take a long time to grow but are very pretty plants.
I have probably had a dozen little strawberry sized pineapple guavas this year which I am most impressed with as I wasn’t expecting anything. The pulpy center has a very fragrant purfumey taste which my hubby described as soapy but to me, they taste like mixed, tropical, miscellaneous fruit flavour 🙂
Started my Autumn clean up today and checked up on my little lemons which seem to have been growing for a whole year. The peel felt soft, like old lemons so I decided it was time to harvest.
Look at these cuties!
My tree is still pretty small and unhealthy looking but at least I got three little lemons.
I was pleased to see this when I cut one open.
Lots of juicy flesh!
I decided to make a butter lemon drizzle by heating lemon juice, butter and sugar. Tasted so delightful on waffles!