Olive Tree and Olives
The importance of the “Olive Trees” in Minoan Crete and ancient Athens is easily proved by their laws.
They showed great interest, protection, and affection to these holy trees.
They protected not only Olive Groves but even lonely Olive Trees somewhere in a field.
If we would like to write more about this unique and magnificent tree and its history, I am certainly not the most qualified person to do so.
There are many books and studies you can found, so you will be able to cover your thirst for knowledge. And I would challenge you to do so.
I will just point out an important detail.
According to Lysias, a famous Athenian orator, 459-380 B.C.,
if a citizen ruined an Olive Tree, he might be ostracized or even sentenced to death!
Olives preparation-part 2
So, we have put our olives together with sea salt and it has been almost a month.
Or even more, according to the kind of olives and our preference.
We have already done this in Your own table olives- Part 1.
Now we wash them to eliminate salt and juices, strain them well for some hours and put them in glass jars with lid.
Fill the jars with extra virgin olive oil up to the top and don’t forget to add some savory in it!
In this way, we can keep them at least a year!
Ways to eat Olives
at breakfast, together with a good fresh bread and feta cheese
at lunch, in our salads, as a side dish together with vegetable dishes or legumes or cooked with wild cabbage for example
If we want to honest olives fit with EVERYTHING! You can eat them in every way you can imagine.
As my husband says “a house without olives is empty”.