New olive oil is ready!

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!

View from the village

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