Monday, December 10, 2007

Introducing Welly Boot

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this before, but Dave's folks have a little (12oo tree lol)Olive Grove Just outside of Donnybrook here in WA. The trees are now three or four years old and we had our second harvest earlier this year. Last year we managed about 22 litres of extra virgin olive oil - which was hardly enough for our personal use! This year we harvested over 200 litres, which has given us a few bottles to sell.

Anyway, long story short, this weekend was our first festival peddling our wares. The outlaws and I made the two hour treck to Manjimup for the Cherry Harmony Festival. We had oil and Dukka (dipping concoction made from nuts, seeds and spices), to sell to the masses. The Dukka in particular seemed to go down a treat - we sold out just after lunch.

My MIL Pat, Me and Ed

The highlight of the day though was meeting "Fast" Ed from Better Homes and Gardens. Firstly we decided he could not possibly be serious using cheap supermarket brand oil for his cooking demos, so I convinced my MIL to give him a bottle of Welly Boot before someone else got in - which I might add, he used for the remainder of the day. So it can't be too bad then. He was also very complimentary about our oil and Dukka. I made a bitl of a gooses of myself though. Ed was tasting the Dukka and asked if I had ever tried Nigella. Thinking of Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson I said "Of course, I watch her all the time". He politely smiled and said "Oh, not the chef - I mean the spice Nigella - It's black cumin". He then went on to expound upon the delights of this most exotic spice, chivalrously ignoring the rising colour in my cheeks. I'm over it now - almost.ROFL