06 Aug

Crispy baked green olives

Photography by Steve Brown, Recipe by Dixie Elliott, Ingredients: 3/4 cup tasty cheese, grated * 100g butter, softened 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes 24 large semi-dried, tomato-stuffed green olives olive oil spray Method: Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine cheese, […]

26 Jul

Spicy Olives

By the Barkeep, This appetizer is a quick, easy and a great way to ’spice’ up your cocktail party. These olives are great with Vodka or Gin Martinis. Instead of adding olives to the drink, serve these along side. To Make: 2 Cups Green or Black Pitted Olives (not canned ones, get the fancy imported […]

22 Jul

All you wanted to know about Olives and Olive Oil

Here is a very complete article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, on Olives and Olive Oil which includes history, information on olive varieties, and usage tips. Part 1: The only difference between green olives and black olives is ripeness Long a symbol of peace, the olive branch brings us a marvelous, healthy fruit. Get up to […]

18 Jul

Lamb with garlic and olive sauce

Recipe by Gary Mehigan, Photography by Louise Lister, Ingredients (serves 4) * 1/4 cup olive oil * 4 lamb backstraps * 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped * 2 lemons, rind finely grated * 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped * 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped Method Preheat oven to 120°C. Heat 1 […]

07 Jul

Chickpea & olive dip

Recipe by Michelle Noerianto, Photography by Ian Wallace, Cooking Time:10 minutes Ingredients (serves 6): 1 x 500g pkt Lebanese bread 1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 80g (1/2 cup) pitted kalamata olives 1 garlic clove 1 1/2 tsp mild ground paprika 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil Olive oil, extra, to serve Method: Preheat oven […]