Saturday, 27 February 2010

Weekend Reflection - First olive crop

My first crop, waiting in a aluminium bowl to be pickled.

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34 comments:

Regina said...

Wow beautiful reflections Julie!
Love the olives.
Have a great weekend.

Woody said...

Oh THAT is amazing! What a clever shot! The start of what I'm sure will be a yummy batch!

Dina said...

Amazing how little olives are distorted by the shiny bowl.

Janet said...

Oh mmmmmm! My favourite! I like the composition of this one!

Piyush said...

This would make one nice pickle :)

Lois said...

What a nice reflection shot Julie!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Clever photo in the shiny bowl. I have never seen a fresh olive. I guess I thought they were born in jars.

James said...

Now that is a really cool and very creative reflection.

Riet said...

That is a wonderful reflection. great shot

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love this one, Julie! neat reflection and those olives are so colorful, great stuff!

Nancy C said...

That is lovely. And I don't even care for olives...

Carolyn Ford said...

I really had to look at that for awhile! This is really a great reflection...cool!

Julie said...

I agree it is totally disorienting. There are only about 40 olives in the bowl, which looks immensely FULL.

Captain Shagrat said...

Friday nights usually mean home made pizza for me, (chilli and olives). Great creative work so a double thumbs up from me

Stine in Ontario said...

So that's what they look like before they're pickled!

Guy D said...

Wow this is fantastic and unique, Bravo!

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

Fabulous reflections. So different from everything else I've seen today on Weekend Reflections.

Lorac said...

That's a great reflection! Love the olives!

Yolanda said...

What a great distorted reflection! So very fun to look at!! Loving the textures!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, Julie! Very cool reflections!

Ann said...

Different indeed.Very well done. Enjoy getting pickled.

Are you going to the Town Hall? I'm planning to go to the Travel Expo at Olympic Park next Sunday - dromomanic heaven - and thought I might try and have a look on the way home if I have time.

Bill said...

The olives look good not only in real but especially in the reflective bowl. I'm sure they'll taste good as well.

J Bar said...

My dad just collected his first crop too but he has a lot more to pickle because he has a really big tree.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Vicki said...

How fantastic.

And I'm not just talking about the photo. What method are you going to use to pickle your olives? Just a simple brine?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful photos and reflection, such woinderful colours. Brings back memories of my go at pickling olives - alas they turned mouldy.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Hilda said...

It's a kaleidoscope! :)

I've never seen fresh olives, much less tasted them. Are they good?

Happy weekend, Julie!

Julie said...

Nonono ... fresh olives are yuk! They are bitter and rock solid!

Olives need to be pickled in brine for nigh on 3 weeks until they soften and the bitterness subsides. Then they can be bottled in a mix of, say, olive oil, garlic and oregano.

Take a plain water cracker, spread generously with a blue cheese, say a Stilton, then top with a home prepared olive. Wash this down with a smooth red blend like a Cab/Merlot from the Coonawarra in South Australia.

Gena D said...

What a lovely image of olives!! and such a great reflection!!!
have a great weekend!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
a photoblog
South Africa

brattcat said...

What a beautiful little work of art this image is. Have you ever pickled olives before?

cinek-marcinek said...

beautifully shot;)

Julie said...

No, never. Et tu?

I have received dire warnings about things like surface mould, so am being fastidious about cleaning, replacing the water and keeping a lid on the surface to keep the oxygen to an absolute minimum.

mbkatc230 said...

What a neat, creative shot! How fun that you can grow your own olives. And I didn't know that you could not eat them fresh, interesting tidbit. Your canape idea sounds delicious. Kathy

John McDevitt said...

Lovely, creative and how very delicious. Thanks for this one Julie.

JM said...

Brilliant!