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  • […] pick up the lye now, you’ll be ready when they harvest those olives. (Here’s a link on how to cure olives so you can start tracking down those […]

    September 17, 2014
  • […] pick up the lye now, you’ll be ready when they harvest those olives. (Here’s a link on how to cure olives so you can start tracking down those […]

    September 16, 2014
  • Wow! I never thought of curing my own olives..and I could truly live on olives, charcuterie, good cheese and bread. Wonder if I could order some raw olives online to cure myself!?

    October 28, 2013
    • Hi Lacey, it really is quite easy…and the results are delicious. You should give it a try.

      October 28, 2013
  • The hubs has commandeered the wine fridge for a stint in charcuterie, so this totally seems like the next logical step in the progression. Also smitten with the idea of no more questionably smushy grocery-store-olive-bar olives.

    October 25, 2013
    • Sarah, these will fit snugly beside his charcuterie and make it taste even better. :) I say, make him move over you for you.

      October 25, 2013
  • We had a dozen olive trees at our old place and we did the curing and then went away on holidays and our staff ate the lot! We had to wait a whole year to get some for ourselves. :)

    It’s been a while but I’m sure we didn’t use lye.

    October 23, 2013
    • Hi Maureen,

      So didn’t get to try any from the batch? How frustrating.

      October 24, 2013
  • I love this! I’ve thought about curing olives, too, but have no idea where to find raw ones. Which, also, I’ve never eaten before, so thanks for the heads up that a raw olive is not so great :) These would make great Christmas gifts.

    October 22, 2013
  • Finally, another olive obsessed person. At least you have some control. I’ve bought 9 olive trees, and have been prowling the markets for three years for raw olives. I used salt brine and let me tell you it take a LONG time. More like years than months. I am going to use your lye method since you survived to write the recipe. Thanks for the great post AND making me feel I’m not the only one with olives on their mind.

    October 22, 2013
    • Judy, you are def not alone!

      I get mine from the market in PV. I know that’s a drive for you, but maybe you guys could make it a spa day too. I’d come meet up w you for a glass of bubbly. :-)

      October 22, 2013

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