18 Jun

Lucques Olives

Lucques olives are originally from Italy, but are now most closely associated with France and they’re unlike any other olive you’re likely to sample, free or otherwise. Grown in the Hérault region in the south of France, the Languedoc, they’re harvested in the fall and can be difficult to find depending on the time of […]

18 Jun

Uses Of Olives

While the primary original use of olive oil was most likely as a source of dietary fat, other uses for the oil quickly developed. For instance, the oil was also used to make soaps, as a utility oil for lamps and the lubrication of machinery. Olive oil was also used for medicinal, hygiene, and religious […]

18 Jun

Olives For the Perplexed

An interesting post from a blog… A lot of Americans don’t like olives. This is because the olives most of us are subjected to suck. I probably didn’t have a truly great olive until I was in my twenties. Now, they are almost a staple food in my diet. I’d like to share some of […]

17 Jun

Things to do with olives

It’s been a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years because, as Mark Hix finds, there’s no end to what you can do with an olive No one is sure where the olive tree originated, but it has been grown all over the Middle East and Mediterranean since time immemorial. More […]

24 May

Olea europaea L. Oleaceae

a simple but complete explanation about the fruit ! Common Name: Olive. Related Species: Wild Olive (Olea africana), Oleaster (O. europaea var. oleaster). Distant Affinity: American Olive (Osmanthus americana), Fragrant Olive (O. fragrans).