Olives straight from a tree are inedibly bitter and must be cured and then pickled somehow to make them edible. In this workshop we will cover several different techniques to cure olives, each with a different waiting - or curing - period. In order to fully experience the stages of the processes, some olives will have been partially cured before the class for you to continue the process; as well as taking home fresh olives for you to start from scratch. Tastings will be available so you can decide which style is your preferred. We will use both black and green olives. If you grow olives, bring along some samples so that we can suggest some ways to cure them.
My Green Garden is very pleased to collaborate with Massaros Winery in the Yarra Valley (Kangaroo Ground) in bringing you this workshop. It will be hosted at the winery in their outdoor (heated) room. We will pick olives from the trees in their extensive olive grove before settling in to do the curing techniques, so please ensure that you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the season.
We will start promptly at 9.30am and the workshop should be finished by 12noon. You are invited to linger a while at the lovely winery's restaurant and enjoy a relaxing lunch (at your own cost).
BOOKING CONDITIONS Bookings are considered final once payment is made. If you need to cancel, at least 7 days notice is required in order for a refund, less a 10% administration fee. For any cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop date, you will forfeit your fee unless the place can be filled from a waiting list (you willl be refunded less the 10% admin fee). If you would like to transfer to another workshop, it must be done with at least 7 days notice before the start of the workshop.
9:30AM - 12:00PM
- How to transform the raw olive into something deliciously edible
- How to cure and pickle olives using a variety of different techniques
- How to cure olives and have them ready for an antipasto platter in less than a fortnight
- Jars of olives ready to continue the pickling process at home
- Samples of olives that have been prepared ready to dress and eat
- Recipes for the techniques covered in the workshop
- Complimentary tea or coffee with biscotti from the kitchen of Massaros winery
- An authentic experience of picking the olives that we will be using in the workshop
- Apron with a bib and pocket if possible
- A sturdy bag or small box to carry jars of olives home
Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor picking of olives.
Suitable for all. If the picking of the olives is not appropriate for your situation, please let Maria know when booking.
Vendor sincce 2016
Getting back to basics is what My Green Garden is about.
This is done by providing an experienced resource for presentations, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of sustainable gardening practices, especially in the area of growing and preserving food.
With many years working in the nursery industry, backed up with education training and experience, Maria from My Green Garden knows how to cater and adjust content for the various levels of expertise present in different groups.
Making it practical, achievable and fun is what we're about and having most classes and workshops run from a home setting in leafy Donvale, shows that you don't need specialist equipment to get great results. We focus on using tools and ingredients that most kitchens or gardens would already have. Above all, it is about giving participants the know-how and the confidence to do it themselves!
As seen in: CLASSES ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN MELBOURNE
BOOKING CONDITIONS Bookings are considered final once payment is made. If you need to cancel, at least 7 days notice is required in order for a refund, less a 10% administration fee. For any cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop date, you will forfeit your fee unless the place can be filled from a waiting list (you willl be refunded less the 10% admin fee). If you would like to transfer to another workshop, it must be done with at least 7 days notice before the start of the workshop. In certain circumstances, a credit towards another workshop may be given, less a 25% administration fee.