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Photo article: Joshua and I decanting olive oil from the Greek Hovel - it tastes awesome

Tom Winnifrith Friday 14 December 2018

 

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For the first time I tasted the oil from the 2018 harvest. It is peppery and just plain fabulous. This stuff is for drinking or eating with bread not for wasting on salads or in frying. The remnants from 2017 will do for that. Joshua and I bought a stack of jars from Dunelm yesterday and today we decanted most of my first, of three, 5 litre cans. As you can see below it is a classic lime green. Perfect in colour as well as taste.

Andrew Bell, the reward for your labours is the big one litre jar which i shall post early next week. The rest are for family and other friends. The best thing about Christmas is giving presents and thus, this afternoon, Joshua will drop off two of the small jars to our friends at the local Italian greasy spoon where we sometimes have lunch and to the man from the Deli, the croissant shop as Joshua terms it. Those folks will really appreciate it. The others will be posted or hand delivered over the coming days as will a few more jars I have yet to fill.

Joshua's part in the decanting? Creating a total mess with the wrapping paper - a task he excelled at.

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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of TomWinnifrith.com. When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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