Escape the autumn gloom and join me on a Sicilian olive-picking adventure. Learn why I spent half-term amongst the lizards and snakes harvesting olives - and how it's helping our mission to produce English extra virgin olive oil.
I don’t use anyone else's recipe, I've made my own one up as I've gone along! There are many out there you can choose from, but this one works for me. I tend to mix all varieties from our garden so Lemon, lime, kumquat, orange, calamondin etc all go into making my marmalade.
Now that we are down to just nine jars left from last January’s boilings, and there are none hidden for emergencies, there is a touch of panic setting in with occasional night sweats. Liz calms me down assuring me that “all will be well” as the citrus fruits are now ripening and picking has already begun here in our corner of sunny Essex.
So you have your first Terrace citrus tree happily nestled in it’s new pot, pride of place on your terrace, balcony or courtyard. It looks beautiful but what do you do with all those lovely fruit beginning to ripen. Perhaps one even got knocked off (it happens) in the planting process, or...