Olives for the Salad

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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by Texas » Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm

gregmaka wrote:
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Texas wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 pm
I love olives, but I'm the only one in the family (mate says it's because I'm a Brunswick boy)
A lot of trees have been planted around here in recent years
And yes, people come home from work and find their trees bare
I buy already processed olives, can you eat them straight off the tree????

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I thought Italion was the bigger population in Brunswick,as my parent's live there, how i ended living in Werribee i don't remember. Nice quarter acre blocks on Blyth st.
Your parents are in East Brunswick, I'm a West Brunswick boy.
Plenty of Greek, Italian and Turkish, in my day (I'm 65 soon)
I've still got mates (from school) who's (recent) heritage is North of Australia
What I learnt - Don't care where you're from, don't care what your religion is, don't care what colour you are, if you're a nice person, we can be mates
UNLESS - your a bream fisherman :tongue:
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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by Texas » Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 pm

meppstas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Time consuming Bill but always well worth the effort.. :thumbsup:
Just love black & green olives, especially in a salad.. A friend of mine who lives at American River on Kangaroo Island always picked & preserved olives from the trees that grow wild over there..

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Adrian
Love Kangaroo Island, Adrian (you from there ?)
Took the kids on the ferry, stayed in farm houses & took guided tours (rangers)
Seal bay (?) grouse
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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by meppstas » Thu May 09, 2019 11:26 pm

Texas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 pm
meppstas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Time consuming Bill but always well worth the effort.. :thumbsup:
Just love black & green olives, especially in a salad.. A friend of mine who lives at American River on Kangaroo Island always picked & preserved olives from the trees that grow wild over there..

cheers
Adrian
Love Kangaroo Island, Adrian (you from there ?)
Took the kids on the ferry, stayed in farm houses & took guided tours (rangers)
Seal bay (?) grouse
Cheers Gra
No Gra, from Sellicks Beach which is South of Adelaide on the way to Cape Jervis where the KI Sealink ferry crosses to the Island... for the last 15 years of my working life I traveled to KI once a month as a timber sales rep, used to spend four days catching up with builders on the Island on Thurs & Friday then spent two days fishing before heading back on the ferry late on the Sunday..
Beautiful place it is, loved going there, still keep in touch with a few of them too..
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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by GusG » Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am

I've always wondered if sea water would be salty enough to brine the olives. The idea of constantly having to prepare salted water and keep changing it seems very tedious and thus I default to bought olives.

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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by Bugatti » Tue May 14, 2019 10:18 am

meppstas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Texas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 pm
meppstas wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Time consuming Bill but always well worth the effort.. :thumbsup:
Just love black & green olives, especially in a salad.. A friend of mine who lives at American River on Kangaroo Island always picked & preserved olives from the trees that grow wild over there..

cheers
Adrian
Love Kangaroo Island, Adrian (you from there ?)
Took the kids on the ferry, stayed in farm houses & took guided tours (rangers)
Seal bay (?) grouse
Cheers Gra
No Gra, from Sellicks Beach which is South of Adelaide on the way to Cape Jervis where the KI Sealink ferry crosses to the Island... for the last 15 years of my working life I traveled to KI once a month as a timber sales rep, used to spend four days catching up with builders on the Island on Thurs & Friday then spent two days fishing before heading back on the ferry late on the Sunday..
Beautiful place it is, loved going there, still keep in touch with a few of them too..
cheers
Adrian

Some great produce on Kangaroo Island too, Adrian. Nice to hear that your mate takes advantage of it and makes his own olives. Apparently KI has some of the most unique tasting versions of everyday table produce. Their Oils, Honeys and Cheeses are just a few.

Yes, I agree, it is a great part of the world. Only been there once and regret that I haven't been back.

Cheers, Bugatti

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Re: Olives for the Salad

Post by Bugatti » Tue May 14, 2019 10:22 am

GusG wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
I've always wondered if sea water would be salty enough to brine the olives. The idea of constantly having to prepare salted water and keep changing it seems very tedious and thus I default to bought olives.

I have always wondered that too Gus.

The brined water is boiled to kill off any "bacteria germs etc"to stop it going off, as they keep for a few years. I'd say the Sea Water is salty enough but the impurities would discount it.

Plus , , , , fish pee & poop in Sea Water , , , , eewww ;-)

Cheers, Bugatti



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