Saturday, October 31, 2015

Olive update

The ones in grape must were an utter failure, perhaps because the grape was not already fermenting when introduced.

The ones in brine, which were cracked, had a small window of ok-ness but they got mushy and therefore bad.

The limes and thyme have a lot of murk in them, and retain some harshness. But the flavor is complex and quite interesting.

The ones in honey are quite shriveled, similar to the modern oil-cured olive. They are sweet and tasty

Probably the best are the ones in oxymeli. They have a sweetness to them, balanced with the acid of the vinegar and olive.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pomes and pollards

10/11/15. Not much going on in the garden, the tomatoes are failing and the coleworts are all eaten by the wurms. Twas a good year for apples though, they are a bit blotched and spotty but very sweet, and I'm liking how the pollard tree is taking shape...

10/18 first frost

The first frost was last night. 25.9 at 7 am