Less is More Olives January 31, 2018 08:45
My favourite olive tree. It always produces the biggest olives and a lot of them.
The heavy pruning earlier in the season has exaggerated this, it is looking like the experiment of more pruning = less olives = larger olives is working. Roll on Harvest.
Spain and Japan in Pictures February 03, 2016 11:21
Geoff went to Spain (for research) and Japan (for customer visit) in January 2016.
A summary in pictures below.
Mr Nagagawa, Ayumi Kudo & Geoff in Mr Nagakawa's shop Olive & Salt, Tokyo.
Plenty of beautiful temples in Tokyo
Best Green Tea I've ever had with these three #GreenTeaCeremony
Ahh Spanish Olive trees - its a man made forest
This museum had an old press on display. A donkey to crush the olives and a Matt press at the back.
We need order, humanity, more lego...
Not a blade of grass on the ground.....
....and 100,000 trees at Suerte Alta
This 800 year old castle is in the way of the Olive trees....
100 year old Olive tree
Olive trees surround the olive Mill bottom right.
Traditional Olive farming practice. No grass, earth or stones in a circle around the tree to collect rain water, up to three trees planted in the same hole.
These were being picked by hand, one tree at a time....
Telegraph Hill - Villas Grove September 30, 2015 13:47
Beautiful Olives May 26, 2015 16:15
All in a years work...
NZ's best Artisan Producers March 16, 2015 13:51
Recently launched Dish Pantry has recommendations of New Zealand's best Artisan stockists, producers and products. Telegraph Hill is of course on their list with featured products Burnt Orange & Fennel Olives and Balsamic Drizzle.
Dish Pantry is part of the Dish Magazine publication, NZ's best food magazine!
It links back into their Dish Magazine site with fantastic recipes and photography.