[Sca-cooks] Black olives
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Jan 5 14:34:49 PST 2013
<<< Well, half of my black olives got infected with some kind of nastiness and turned to mush, so I had to discard them. >>>
<<< But the other batch is doing quite well, and I'll shortly be proceeding to the next step of the cure.
Interestingly, the primary difference between the two batches was that in one, the olives were coated with oil prior to adding salt (the first step of the cure). The oil seems to have had some kind of preservative property, especially since there was a fair bit of cross contamination between the two batches. >>>
What sort of oil did you use? Olive oil?
<<< The next step for the surviving batch will involve pickling the olives in an oxymel, prepared according to a recipe from Dioscorides. I'll continue to post updates as the cure proceeds. >>>
I'm looking forward to seeing your further reports and hopefully a paper or a summation of the whole project.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
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