Floating Olive Branch

An Everyday Luxury

Some of Soraya Aguilar Balshi’s earliest memories of growing up in the Andalusia region of southern Spain are of harvesting olives from the trees in her parents’ grove. Along with the women of the family, she would cure them, adding oranges, thyme and other seasonings, so the family would have cured table olives for the rest of the year. However, not all olives ended up on the family table. Others went to the mill where the Aguilars have produced olive oil for generations. Read More