About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Curing some olives.

Well just a brief post today, Im trying for the first time to cure some olives. We used all ours for oil but was given some lovely ones by a friend (Hello Samantha) to have a try with.
The recipe Ive been given is as follows.

Pick over olives and only use perfect ones.
Soak in plain water for 4 days, changing water every day. place a plate or something in the container to make sure the olives are under water.
After 4 days, change water again, add whatever flavourings you want, garlic, lemon, herbs etc, and salt, mix the salt in slowly, stirring lots to make sure it desolves well, you only need just enough to make the olives sink... add the plate or something again to cover, (not airtight!) and leave for 40 days, changing water and flavouring every ten days. Then ready to eat. yum