Dry cure olives 3 weeks later 

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…

Dry cure olives

Didn’t get too many olives from my tree and last year I tried to cure in brine but it olives just went moldy which was unexpected as I put so much salt in it. So trying something different this year, just pure salt.             I have to check it in 3 weeks. The…

Homegrown olives! Now what? Curing in Brine

So here’s my little olive harvest from my $10 tree I bought earlier this year. I left them on the tree for a while until the recent storm knocked some little olives onto the ground. I had to do something about it before they went to waste so here’s what I got: It’s a small…

August olives update

Olives are getting bigger! Can’t wait to see them in October when I’m back in town. Left my garden to my neighbours for a month.

End of April 2014 update.

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…