Green olives

I have a small standard olive tree in a large pot on the small area of decking outside my central London apartment. It thrives in its exposed, dry spot, though the unpredictable weather means it doesn't always live up to the promise of its copious spring blossom. It usually manages to produce between half a… Continue reading Green olives

Black olives

Some of the most delicious olives I have ever tasted were the ones foraged from the grounds of a friend's house near Vence in the south of France. The huge old tree had obviously produced a massive crop, and when I visited in spring the ground was littered with the tiny fruit, shrivelled by the… Continue reading Black olives