Archive for the 'Recipes' Category

25 May

Parmesan toasts with ricotta, tapenade & roast tomato

Recipe by Abi Ulgiati, Photography by Steve Brown, Mediterranean flavours adorn these bite-sized morsels that taste delicious washed down with ice-cold Sangria. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

19 May

A Sumptous Salad of Olive Oil, Fennel & Blood Orange

Summer is the time for salads, and summer is coming close. Here’s a salad that is a bit different, but really great for those hot summer days. You will need: 3 bulbs of fennel 1 orange squeezed for its juice 2 cups of mesclun salad mix 1/3 cup of olives with the pips removed 2 […]

17 May

Have You Ever Wondered How Bitter Olives From A Tree Become Edible?

Pick an olive off any olive tree and pop it nto your mouth. Now chew it… Did it taste good? No – It didn’t taste too good the time I tried it either! Olives, with few exceptions, that are found on trees are hard, bitter and not at all like the succulent things you find […]

15 May

Prune and Olive Chicken

Ingredients: * 3 cloves garlic, minced * 1/3 cup pitted prunes, halved * 8 small green pitted olives * 2 tablespoons capers, with liquid * 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil * 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar * 2 bay leaves * 1 tablespoon dried oregano * salt and pepper to taste * 1 (3 […]

13 May

Baked Tuna with Tomatoes and Green Olives

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 fresh tuna steak, cut 3/4-inch thick Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 small onion, minced 1 rib celery, cut into thin slices 1 can peeled Italian plum tomatoes in juice 1/4 teaspoon crushed red peppers (hot red pepper flakes), or to taste 1/3 cup […]