Tag Archives: olives

  1. Making the most of it

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    Thursday 03 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When the mountains are as rock strewn as we have here in the southwest of Türkiye, there is little one …
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  2. Olives Trees ‘Off Season’

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    Thursday 10 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees tend to produce a crop every two years, more or less. Some trees are a bit weird, producing …
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  3. Olive

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    Wednesday 05 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  4. Olive Tree Regeneration

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    Sunday 08 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees need a particular style of care which is altogether different to the fruit trees we have on the …
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  5. Not as tasty as it looked?

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    Thursday 26 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The latest ‘Guess What‘ had this image…  . Some brilliant suggestions this time around 🙂 – a slice of raw beef …
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  6. Olive Oil Harvesting – How Much?

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    Monday 22 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So, we have now covered the end to end process, from olive growing through to oil production. But how much …
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  7. Olive Oil Harvesting – One Year

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    Saturday 20 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the preceding four part series, we looked at, preparing for, harvesting and processing olives to make our olive oil. But what was the …
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  8. Olive Oil Harvesting – Factory Time

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  9. Olive Oil Harvesting – Off to the factory

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick. In part two there …
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  10. Cheating Death While Olive Picking

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    Tuesday 09 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees grow in the weirdest of places, and seem quite happy on the sides of mountains, steep inclines, as …
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  11. Olive Oil Harvesting – Picking

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    Saturday 06 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In part one of this post, we looked at the harvest season and preparing to pick olives for oil production.  …
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  12. Table Olives – Salt Cured (part 2)

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    Thursday 04 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we got as far as preparing table olives by layering them with salt in a large tub …
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  13. Table Olives – Salt Cured (part 1)

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    Saturday 29 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In some previous posts, we looked at how olives for table use are cured using water, salted, and then preserved in …
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  14. Table Olives – Water Cured (part 2)

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    Tuesday 25 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we got as far as preparing table olives by soaking them in water. Now we continue the …
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  15. Table Olives – Water Cured (part 1)

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    Saturday 22 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a previous post, we looked at how olives for table use, rather than oil production, are picked, sorted and prepared. …
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  16. Olive Oil Harvesting – Preparation

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    Friday 21 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    2014 has been an average year for our olive harvest. This year was a ‘harvest’ year in terms of yield, …
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  17. Table Olives – Picking & Sorting

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    Sunday 16 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Picking olives for oil production is one thing, but for table olives, that is, the ones you want to …
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  18. Handful of Autumn Fruit #3

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    Saturday 04 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Late September, early October, and the winter fruit season is marching ever closer, whilst some other summer fruits are still …
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  19. Olives: A New Season

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    Thursday 15 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The olive trees are all in flower, marking the beginning of a new season. . After a short couple of …
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  20. A Tree Reborn

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    Tuesday 01 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I don’t use chemical insecticides or fungicides unless absolutely necessary. We therefore get much much less in the way of produce on the farm, but we …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (II)

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    Saturday 25 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is the meeting of two opposite worlds in our house; …
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  22. And Spikey Is Back…..

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    Wednesday 20 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Last Thursday afternoon we had a good old storm roll in, fast and furious it was. That’s all pretty normal …
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  23. Son of a Farming Nerd

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    Sunday 27 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Our house is also a farm, so as much as we are all techie techie, there is also an earthy …
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  24. Almost Olive Time…!

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    Monday 14 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    From the back end of October till the end of December, much of my time is spent picking olives, sorting …
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