Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Olive picking time

Hello again

October 26 and the trees here in the valley are just so overloaded with olives and the branches are hanging down to the ground, groaning with their bounty. Tomorrow we are due for heavy rain, which is just what the olives want, so that they can fatten up a bit before being picked.

This year should be a bumper crop, which is just as well as the market price for olive oil is way down - the farmers get about Euros 1.50 ( about 2$) per litre for cooperatively farmed non denominational oil - ie not from a specific area. Think of the mark up when you buy your next bottle - somebody's coining it!

Be that as it may - it's still so good for you, and remember to use light olive oil for cooking at high temperatures.

So, bring on the rain and let's start picking!

Love to you all

Lari and Mike


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