This Purple Prelude it almost up to my waist. Clove formation developing very nicely…..yes, counting the days now!
This year our olives were harvested in small batches. We bottle in small batches too. (In other words, we don’t mix it all up and do one bottling). It’s interesting to taste the differences in the varieties. But as a home cook, I don’t really fuss over each and every oil we produce. Rather, I […]
Our softneck garlic is starting to bulb up! 27 degrees on Sunday and the whole patch is feeling the warmth and the need to grow. Exciting times.
My Favourite Winter Cake with Olive Oil, Fresh Chestnut flour and NO extra sugar! 6 Tablespoons VIRGO Olive Oil, 4 Cups Chestnut Flour, 1/2 Cup Raisins, Sweet Wine to soak the raisins in, 2-3 Cups Water, Pine Nuts, and fresh rosemary sprigs. Lightly grease a 9 inch spring-form pan or equivalent ( I like it […]
Don’t tell me you forgot to pickle some garlic last season! This is the best way to enjoy your garlic in winter, while the next crop grows. All you need is a few garlic bulbs, some white wine vinegar, and a little sugar. Separate the cloves from the bulb, leave the skins on and fill […]
There’s always an edge of worry with garlic because it takes 7 -9 months of care in the ground and then more TLC after harvest. Keeping soil moist is a must and despite loads of weeding the weeds just keep coming!