Saturday, 30 April 2011

Best Olive Oil Ever

The one thing I really love about Israel is my family here. They’re all very close, and most live in the same little cooperative village that Purple’s mother grew up in. I love that there’s a 75-year-old-tree on the street that she planted when she was little, and Purples brother, sister and some cousins all live within walking distance, all with their assorted children. Littletree LOVES playing with her cousins and having them so close.

And I love that the family all work together. The family grows olives for olive oil, Bird of Paradise flowers and mandarins. Everyone helps with what they can.

The last time we were here, Littletree and I went out with all the other kids to help picking olives. This time we helped bottle the olive oil.

14 olive oil

The bottle tops have a shrink-wrapped cover on them – it’s really cool to watch the plastic shrink onto the bottle under hot water

17 olive oil

Littletree and I helped put labels on the bottles

20 olive oil

Which isn’t as easy as it looks

18 olive oil

The finished product

21 olive oil

The most delicious olive oil I ever had! mmmm


  1. That is so cool! I want some.

  2. you'll just have to come here to get it :)

  3. This looks like a very memorable experience -- if only all families were this close! Thank you for sharing!

  4. yep, my family here is awesome. if only they didn't live in a war zone.

  5. yeah... I understand what you mean. :-/


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