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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Snapshots – Olives


The olives are looking healthy and ready for the forthcoming harvest which hopefully weather permitting we are planning for the end of next week, while my sister is staying as she has expressed an interest in helping and an extra pair of hands is always welcome.






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37 comments:

  1. OMG I've never made this kind of harvest...I think it's a hard job...BTW here in Milano it's raining and raining...

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  2. I loved your olive tree photo. There's something so magical and peaceful about olive trees. Glad you have got some help for the harvest!

    As kids I have happy memories when I use to slit the olives for my Greek Grandma when we went on holidays to Greece. We would fill the buckets up and then they were trucked to the mainland.

    Happy picking!

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  3. wow, incredible photos, so unusual , I have never ever saw this,

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  4. They do look beautiful! It makes my mouth pucker to think of how they taste right off the tree! Enjoy your weekend! ♥♥♥

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  5. Looks great, I hope the weather cooperates. If you need additional help with the harvest, I may be able to help.

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  6. It must be a fun experience to harvest olives. What is the proeedure? Please show us how you do it in a future post.

    Helen xx

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  7. Good luck with your olive harvest. Do you tell stories as you sit on the nets and sort through the olives. It seems a relaxing way to spend a day - visiting with your sister. I hope that she enjoys being part of the harvest.

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  8. I should be putting my table ones under oil now! Too many other things to do, they might all go into oil this year. Do you also cook them with fennel seeds and eat them hot? That was new for me. Yummmm....

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  9. I've seen olive trees, but this is the first time I've seen the olives growing on the trees. It sounds like you're going to be busy.

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  10. Lovely photos. There is nothing more magical than an olive tree. Do you have your own press for your olives or do you use a communal one?

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  11. Oh, I would love to have an olive tree but I don't think they grow in Georgia. I LOVE olives!! Hope you have a great harvest.

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  12. YUM! Never had those right off of the tree but those look delicious :)

    I don't think these would grow here in Texas.

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  13. Love your photos Linda - all the best for the olive harvest.

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  14. I like olive including tree.
    It tastes delicious and the tree makes us fresh. :)
    Have a good day.

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  15. Oh my gosh, how beautiful. This reminds me of my grandmother's olive trees in the Abruzzi. And here I am in Canada with 9 degrees below zero weather and snow.

    Thanks for showing me Italian sunshine and the olive harvest. You've made my day.

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  16. Olive trees are so romantic! Hopefully you can also do a post on the arvest.

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  17. I'm going to miss the olive harvest this year as I'm back in the States for a couple months. I love the process of the harvest, so relaxing to me. Relaxing in the sense that my mind takes a rest. And being surrounded by such great nature is always soothing. That's how I view the harvest and so for me it's never "work".

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  18. Great photos of the olive tree and olives. How nice that your sister is coming out to help you out. I seem to remember from last year's posts that the olive harvest wasn't particularly good last year, so I hope it will be more successful for you this time round. How wonderful to have your own olive oil from your own olive trees!

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  19. Well... olives actually taste absolutely disgusting eaten off the tree! I just read a comment, where someone said they wanted to pick olives and eat them off the tree! I understand, as they really are beautiful to look at! Before you can eat olives, they need to be "cured", preserved in brine, lemon and bayleaves for quite a few weeks. You can preserve black olives in sea salt, for a couple of weeks, and then eat them, or fry them in olive oil. They are delicious! There are many ways to preserve olives, I guess, but... you really wouldn't want to pick them off the tree and eat them, as I guess they might make you really sick! They are beautiful, though! I have some trees at my house in Italy, one of which is really ancient. Olives are beautiful little things and very, very good!

    CIAO, LINDY! SO PLEASED YOU ARE POSTING AGAIN!

    Buona serata

    ANNA

    xx

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  20. Those olives look wonderful, I don`t like them myself but I know Carmela does, she has a tree in her garden here in Surrey! I love theBertolli advert on the TV when they are harvesting the olives,have you seen it?Happy harvesting. Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  21. These photos brought back some lovely memories of when I went olive picking for the first time during the Easter break. Your trees look a little larger than the ones we picked from through. It's very rewarding work.
    x

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  22. Great pictures. I love olives. All kinds of olives. Nice to see where they begin.

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  23. Oh, they look so plump, firm and healthy, Linda! :-) I hope you have a very bountiful harvest and all the help you need. :-)

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  24. You harvest your own?? You are my hero! Yours look to be great shape!

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  25. Your tree looks marvellous! Happy harvesting... and I assume you'll be pickling them yourselves, too?

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  26. Hi Lindy,
    Olives are magnificent! It is so good you’ll have abundant harvest soon. I am a great lover of olive oil as it is very good for our health. Every day, I use it for cooking. And recently I found butter made from only virgin olive oil and using it for toasted bread in the morning.
    I'm very glad to follow yor blog.
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  27. Your olive trees are really beautuful and healthy! Have a good job with your husband and sister! :)

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  28. Gosh that was cool - the way you zoomed in...I felt like I could reach into the photo and pluck an olive...I'm drooling.

    Cheers, Jenny

    PEARSON REPORT

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  29. Isn't it wonderful to use the gifts God gives us? What a beautiful tree and so nice your sister will help with the harvest..Two gifts at once..the olives and a visit with your sister..
    Have a happy time..xoCarolyn

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  30. Hope the olive harvest goes well. Have a good week with your sister!

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  31. Great shots! There's just something so romantic about olive trees!

    Enjoy the harvest!

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  32. Enjoy the company of your extra pair of hands! It won't surely be a relaxing holiday for your sister,LOL!
    Your oil must taste fantastic with such lush olives!
    Happy harvesting!
    xxx

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  33. I really enjoyed visiting Hong Kong with you as well as seeing your olive trees. They are beautiful, Lindy Lou Mac! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  34. You do have the most wonderful way of brightening up a dully, rainy, misty and chilly Irish morning with your stories of life in my beloved Italia.

    These photos are spectacular, how I wish I was there to help you pick those olives. I love olive trees, the history that engulfs them. The magic and mystery. Knowing me, I would probably sit there sketching rather than picking :)

    Thanks again for a cheery post this morning X

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