Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Istrian liquid gold tasting

No harvest is complete without sampling some fruits of labour. It is no different with olive harvest. As it is evident from the previous post, we recently participated in an olive harvest in Istria, Croatia.



After all the work for the day was done olives were taken to the press. Since picked olives soon start to oxidise it is essential to squeeze the oil out of them as soon as possible.


Luckily for us, this meant we had a chance to try out some of the freshly produced oil. Any extra virgin olive oil tastes good in its own way but this was extra delicious. The colour, the smell and the taste of it were very strong and fresh.



I just could not resist and had to make myself a little gourmand snack. It consisted of home grown cherry tomatoes, small pieces of goat cheese and a healthy dose of olive oil. A piece of bread and a glass of good white wine fit in perfectly.


I guess you will believe me when I tell you it was all gone and the plate cleaned with a little piece of bread before I could snap a photo of it. Simple and delicious!


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2 comments:

Sarah-Jane Begonja 15 November 2013 at 14:50  

Oh man! That is not gold that's green. How does your oil go that luxurious colour? LOVE LOVE LOVE

Marko 17 November 2013 at 12:52  

I don't have an answer for that green colour, but I guess it has something to do with oil's freshness. I guess it might loose some of the colour with time. It is also not totally clear yet; it will get clearer when sediments settle.

I hope you get a chance to try it out one day - it tastes even better than it looks. It seems another trip to Istria might be in order... ;)

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