Archive for October 10th, 2017

Small olives

Certain kinds of olives on Crete are very small. These black ones are called “raisin” olives and the green ones are called “Koroneikes” I know that olives from wild olive trees are usually small like these ones but maybe it is just another type of olive like the ones from Kalamata. They have pointed ends. On Skopelos most olives become quite big and certainly the black ones look like plums sometimes.

Hopefully on Skopelos the olive harvest will happen. Olive oil is needed. Many people have been forced to buy olive oil in a shop because their own olive oil reserve has finished by now. After three years, our olive oil has turned into a watery liquid that flies out of my cooking pan when heated. Dangerous thing baking an egg.

We will have to wait until November/December before we can start harvesting.


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