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Athena's Gift, Part I

Whenever there’s talk about the 100-mile diet, I always say, sure, I’m all for it – as long as  within that 100-mile radius two things can be grown –  1,489 more words

Southern Italy

Baby olives

The olive trees are covered in these tender little sprigs.

It’s almost impossible to imagine the transformation that will take place between now and the harvest in November/December.


Autumn and olives

We have at last harvested those olive trees .. it was a busy weekend.

The Good

  • Our wonderful neighbours and friends came and helped us pick – thank you so much…
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Muriwai Beach

Harvesting for a Cause: Picking Olives in Mediterranean Malta

Strolling some Mediterranean sidewalks during the late-autumn months, it’s not unusual to see shriveling olives wasting away on the ground. There are, of course, locals who spirit away buckets of a forgotten tree’s olives, or the odd pigeon that might take a peck at the bitter fruit, but it’s been my observation that a considerable amount of urban olives go to waste. 1,370 more words


Oil slick

The olive harvest this year was very patchy. Some of our trees bore well, but they were in the minority.

I expected our neighbour (the one who mows the grass, picks the olives and takes them to the press) to bring us at least a sample of oil but he’s been very quiet on the subject. 83 more words

Living In Italy

The olive harvest has started again

It is December in the Valley, the weather is good so the noise of the olive pickers is all around us again. There isn’t any major rain expected, so the olives won’t grow much anymore thus there is no reason to wait much longer and go for it. 290 more words


Kfarat Kebab

The beginning of the month means that it is time for our monthly traditional Arabic flavor recipe. For this month our host chose a recipe that is traditionally prepared in the olive picking season. 1,446 more words

Arabic And Middle Eastern Recipes