Time to harvest! In these past weeks most of the people living in countryside areas have been busy with olive picking. The press rooms of commercial mills were bustling with activity.
We travelled to our favorite village in the Abruzzi and helped our neighbour with olive picking. Our children had a lot of fun cleaning the olives and removing the stems, leaves, twigs, and other remains left with the olives. It was a sunny and warm day !
The day after we went to the village mill to buy some new olive oil: it is fresh, fragrant, slightly peppery and perfumed and we love using it simply on some bread slices with a pinch of salt. Over the months its spiciness will mellow but the oil will be still marvelous!