Monday, May 24, 2010

Worth bottling

Look at these beautiful olives James picked from a couple of trees in our garden.
We had about 10 olives in total last year, but this year the trees have flourished after we freed them from the pots and gave them their own space in the back garden.

Aren't the colours gorgeous? Like jewels I think.

James soaked them in a water - changing it every day for a week.
Then I came home tonight ... and voila.

We've got five precious bottles.

James bottled them with fresh herbs and bay leaves from our garden plus garlic and celery.
The bottles are in the pantry now while the flavours infuse.
We'll serve them in a couple of months, slightly warm, drizzled with olive oil and served with some crusty bread and a glass of wine...
Definitely worth bottling.
James, too, I reckon!
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Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh my goodness, my husband would be in love with those pictures of your lovely olives! We have 1 tree in a half barrel & haven't had much fruit at all. Perhaps a move to the gaden is in order...

Pam said...

Oh my!! I'm drooling just reading about them! How cruel! :))
I'm thinking that I should probably move my lone tree to the ground as well. I've had it for years in a pot and I'm not a very good gardner, it seems.
Thanks for the very lovely comment about my mannequin. :)

Tracey said...

oh yum, the problem is now waiting!

edward and lilly said...

Oh wow, how delicious!

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all kinds of everything said...

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such lovely comment.
The olives looks delicious to me!
My olive tree didn't survive the extreme cold winter :(
Have a reat weekend,

clare's craftroom said...

Those olives look so beautiful , well done !