The fruits of our labor

We were given six liters of olio nuovo yesterday by our friends Joanne and Mark 🙂. It is a portion of the oil produced from our harvesting effort on Friday. They told us the yield was low but the quality is good.

Look how pretty this is! So green! We just had some bread dipped into the oil today. Bruschetta perhaps tomorrow. The flavor is wonderful. Grassy and peppery and slightly bitter. It will smooth out as it sits but I just love the new oil for its brashness. You can only get it like this one time a year so it is very special.

Stay safe everyone. Andrà tutto bene 🌈

8 thoughts on “The fruits of our labor

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    It is layers, yes. The center has the deepest oil and each level is a little less as you go up. So the color of the oil is graduated, from deep green to bright lime. I love this little dish. I got it in Assisi. I’ll get you wine next time I’m there.

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Alissa, It was a generous amount to give us. I’m thankful…and I’m still watching the returns. More optimistic than I was yesterday at this time!

  3. royane mosley

    oh oh wonderful! yum and the color is so pretty. The plate in your photo , is it all pattern or is it a kind of relief dish? Layers inside?

  4. Allisa Imming

    Ooooh! That looks delicious! Very kind of your friends to share so generously.
    We are thinking of you all here in WA. This election is killing us!

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