Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Olive oil

Maybe you noticed already - I really use a lot of olive oil. It is a very healthy and cholosterol free oil. There are few times I use butter, pumpkin oil or sunflower seed oil for special recipes, otherwise the healthy mediterranean oil is the best.
Since we have about 300 olive trees in a lot in Sardinia we, have the possibility to harvest and press our own olive oil, knowing exactly where it comes from.
The grooming of the trees and the harvesting also involve a lot of work and money. The trees have been cleaned again this spring, about the harvest we are not sure yet. Since the trees have been cut down, in the last years there has been no harvest, now is the first year with lots of olives.
I started a Kickstarter project for the harvest, if it is fonded, we will go down and bring up delicious "Valverde" olive oil to Germany - and send it to whoever is too distant.
 So if the funding is done until the end of October, there will be interesting news about all the stuff involved in harvesting, video and pictures of the special device for shaking the olive tree and the people collecting the olives and also pictures from the oil mill where the olives will be pressed afterwards. I have many pictures from Sardinia, too, which I will post these days on my other blog, so you get an impression of this beautiful island where there is lots of space and few people, lots of animals which are allowed to roam free outside and this special scent of the "Macchia mediterranea" which can not be described in words but which will end up in the olive oil as well.
Giant Schnauzer guardians of the olive trees

The sea is about 1 mile from the olive tree lot

Delicious sea food - Spaghetti e cozze alle vongole

Delicious roasted squids

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