PITTING OLIVES

These picture are very dear to me because I shot them using the hands of my late mother, Frossoula Kremezi. It was during one of the last times she stayed with us here, in Kea.  

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To pit the olives you can use the appropriate tool, which has to be a really strong one, especially if you pit hard, green olives.

I prefer the following method: I place a handful of olives in a plastic bag and flatten them with a meat mallet or a pestle. Then I remove the pits that slip out easily. The olives are ready for chopping.

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