Saturday, October 30, 2010

Olives!

I love olives....all kinds....do you like olives?

This morning I planned our menu for the week, made a grocery list, actually tackled WalMart (big mistake, being halloween) and threw in a jar of calamata olives for my salad.

While the potatoes were baking I sat down to read a few blogs and was fascinated by Mary's post of harvesting olives.

How many people get to harvest olives?

How many of us even know how it is done?

You must pay Mary a visit at Journey into Elderhood. One year after retiring she moved to Italy with her husband. While learning a new language and a new culture she shares her experiences, so graciously with us on her blog. As I enjoyed my salad, I thought of Mary and her journey in Italy and how much I enjoy reading of her everyday life in this glorious country!



The salad was so good. I made honey balsamic vinaigrette, going light on the evoo and it was yummy!

Nanny

13 comments:

Deb said...

how interesting...will have to go check out her blog..

Amanda said...

Not a fan of olives, but I loved the blog link. Mary is a very, very interesting woman. Thanks for sharing. She is clearly living her life to the fullest - what an example.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nanny, NO---I don't harvest olives, but I love green olives. Don't much care for the black ones --but we buy the green ones at Sam's. YUM...

Happy Halloween.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Olives are the one food item I just can't/won't eat. But, I'm off to check out Mary's blog! Happy Halloween, Nanny!!

Jill said...

Love olives and would love to be part of harvesting them...a mystery to me. Will have to check out Mary's blog.

Grandmother said...

Thanks for the kind words and link to my blog. Your salad looks delicious. Salad dressing here is only olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and, if you like, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Your olives are beautiful, too! I have a whole new relationship with them.

Solar Powered said...

mmmm, i love olives. jared and i raced each other for the olives on our mazza plate last night. What a cool blog...what a dream come true!

MarieElizabeth said...

That looks delicious! I do love olives, sometimes just straight from the jar/can.

Patty said...

Salad looks yummy and I also love olives. While working at the Deli, I was able to sample quite a few varieties.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

When I was in Turkey, I saw them harvesting the olives with nets in trees. These look so delicious!

grammy said...

looks great
I love balsamic vinegar
I will go visit Italy... by way of Mary (I think that was her name (o:

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE olives of every kind and they look so good here is this salad! YUM! ;D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love olives of all kinds, Nanny. My husband has a dream of going back to Italy to live there a year or two. I'm not so sure I'd want to be so far away form my kids and grandkids. We'll see. In the meantime I will look forward to reading Mary's blog. Thanks for the link!