How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style
Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:
The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles
One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk the stuff, I practically did…
I was in the village café yesterday and felt an intense pang of admiration and jealousy all at once. An elder gentleman came up to the person sitting next to me and presented him with a large bottle of viscous, deeply green liquid and said “happy new year!” (in French of course). It was the unlabelled newly pressed olive oil from his family’s olive trees. How wonderful. I couldn’t think of a better seasonal gift.
…Continue reading here to read Ashley’s post (and see her beautiful photos) of the olive groves in this part of Provence. Discover the village that is called the “Olive Capital of France,” and the olive variety that tastes a bit like an artichoke. But, mostly keep reading to learn about DIY brining.
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Via:: Curious Provence