Tuesday, 9 June 2015
We don't grow olives. Sadly, our climate in the North East of England is not quite warm enough! If we want olives (and we do rather like them) we have to buy them. It's a small hole in our self-sufficient lifestyle. However, the olives come in tubs that are great storage containers for beaten eggs. In the spring we have a massive surplus of eggs. Some will end up being pickled but we have started freezing them. An olive tub holds 5 beaten duck eggs. Through the winter when our hens are far less productive, we will be able to continue to enjoy omelettes, scrambled eggs and so on.