YAY! It’s time! The olives are ready to be brined. I tasted a bit and the bitterness seems to be gone.
All in all, it seems they only took 2 weeks of soaking in water to get rid of the bitterness, not too bad.
So after reading several ways to brine olives, I decided to just come up with my own combination.
I covered the olives in filtered water, then added
2 Tbs. of real salt,
half of a lemon chopped into cubes,
several bay leaves,
about 4 cloves of garlic cut in half
a dash of organic red wine vinigar
and covered the top with some extra virgin olive oil.
it’s supposed to sit like this for about 2 weeks.
will report back!
Here’s a picture for all you visual types 🙂