35 Before 35: Brine My Own Olives

Number 24 on my 35 Before 35 list is in the books as a WIN!

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The process of brining my own olives was actually pretty simple: pick and wash the fruit, cut an X into the end of each, soak in salt water until the bitterness is gone.  The hard part was waiting for the olives to be ready.  Each week I would change out the salt water and taste an olive.  It took about two months before they were ready to move from salt water to a simple garlic marinade.

I think I should have let the olives stay on the tree for a while longer, but I kind of like the variations of color in my homemade jar.  I think I am going to attempt a homemade tapenade.

 

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One Response to 35 Before 35: Brine My Own Olives

  1. Aunt Kathy says:

    pretty cool Erica!

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