Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Well, not actually raining in the kitchen, although it did once, a few years ago!

I decided the olives were ready to put into jars with a mixture of oil, vinegar, water and a bit of salt, after about 2 weeks of soaking in water (which I changed every day)

I made the syrup and strained the limoncello into a vodka bottle.
It will be ready in a couple of weeks.

I made a cake to share with a hugly bear!


Ian said...

A nice day not in the garden Kate.

I could eat that cake right off my screen - lucky hugly bear!

Anonymous said...

I'm optimistically hoping for some olives this year as my tree has lots of flowers (but this is the UK so I may be disappointed)
What proportion of water, oil, vinegar and salt do you use.I always imagined a lot of salt would be involved but you seem to get by with very little. I assume the initial soaking is in plain water?

Kate said...

Easygardener,I have put the method I use for this on our recipes blog


Good luck !

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kate. Now I will cross my fingers and hope!

Unknown said...

I wish I could grow olives in my zone!