18 Jun

OLIVES AND THYME and some other things as well…

Texts, recipes, Pictures copyright Ilva Beretta From http://www.lucullian.blogspot.com/

This is really a most simple way to improve and enhance olives. I preferably buy ecological olives, mostly because they are really the best tasting ones even if they are smaller but sometimes I buy others as well if they look good. And if they still have their stones in them because that somehow makes a difference taste wise, I don’t know why but so it is. My neighbour makes the best olives in the world but she uses a kind of secret recipe. I have tried to fork it out of her but she answers in such a general manner that I have given up: “oh it’s a bit of this and a bit of that…”! I buy my own instead and leave them to marinate in this for at least 1-2 days (the colder, the longer). Olives and bread is in its simplicity a very good little meal, especially if you have this nicely flavoured olive oil to dip the bread in… And when the olives are finished and you are left with the oil, use it in salads or cook with it!

OLIVES AND THYME and some other things as well…

Good olives, preferably still with the stone (i.e. sober olives, not stoned I suppose…God how boring I am!!)

  • A branch of thyme
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 chopped whole dried tomatoes
  • 2 chopped dried peperoncinos
  • Really good virgin olive oil
  • – Put the olives in a bowl.
  • – Add the chopped garlic, tomatoes and peperoncino. Tear the thyme into pieces and add that as well.
  • – Pour the olive oil over it until the oil covers the olives.
  • – Leave it to soak for 1-2 days before eating. If you can resist….


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4 Responses to “OLIVES AND THYME and some other things as well…”

  1. Samuel Says:

    Do you have copyright permission from Ilva Beretta for using her © material on your website?
    Otherwise you are practicing blatant violation of the International Copyright Law and can be sued for intellectual property theft.

    Sam McEwen
    Attorney at Law

  2. Olives101 Says:

    Are you the Internet’s Police? Mind your f***** own business !!!!
    http://www.haloscan.com/comments/ilvaberetta/781306471128048990/?a=44400

  3. ilva Says:

    Calma! I gave Olives101 the permission to use this post last year so it’s OK for me! Thank you Sam for being so vigilant, my content has been ripped off so many times and I appreciate your concern. And thanks Olives101 for stating so clearly that the content is mine and for linking back to Lucullian! OK? Peace now? Please?

  4. Olives101 Says:

    Hi Ilva,

    Thank you for the clarification.

    :o)

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