24 May

Marinated Picholine Olives

Marinated Picholine Olives can be served warm or at room temperature, but the flavor is brighter and the texture more tender when they’re warm.

Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 24 1/2 hr (includes marinating)


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24 May

Olive definition from Wiki!

Olive

The Olive (Olea europaea) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean region, from Syria and the maritime parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. Its use as a major agricultural product in preclassical Greece led to its wider distribution throughout the western Mediterranean. Olive trees show a marked preference for calcareous soils, flourishing best on limestone slopes and crags, and coastal climate conditions.

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24 May

Growing Olives in Texas Gardens

The history of the olive tree can be traced back to Biblical times; when it was grown in the Mediterranean area which continues today. Everyone is familiar with the story of the dove sent out by Noah which returned with an olive branch. The olive was also important to the Greeks and the Romans, who made it a part of their mythologies to celebrate the use of its oil as an essential food and fuel for lamps. Continue Reading »