Not that we are likely to be producing any olive oil but we have managed to harvest some olives from our little olive tree.
I wrote previously about how we needed to net the tree to protect it from the parrots.
This is our harvest.
Not a great deal, about 180 olives or enough to make a jar of pickled olives.
We got a pickling recipe when we bought our olive tree so we are using that recipe.
The recipe calls for us to slit the olives in three places on the skin and then put them in brine, changing the brine every day for ten days.
The olives need to be kept submerged with a plate.