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Friday, November 25, 2011

FFwD: herbed olives

  


I haven't been blogging last week for good reason. I didn't have my computer at home. I blinked my eyes and then it was gone. My husband needed it for very good reasons (he had a business exchange), where he held a demonstration of his photography work (he is a very good photographer in my opinion (check out: www.janssen-fotografie.nl if you like). And I could not post.
But today he came back and here I am again.

In America yesterday was thanksgiving, and I do love the idea to be grateful. So we also stood still at that day, to be grateful. We don't know thanksgiving in the Netherlands, so we still had to work. The turkey didn't make it to my plate therefor.
But I had a few guests on wednesday for a very nice workshop, and I had to take care of the snacks.
We were free to choose something from the great book around my french table from Dorie Greenspan and I choose the herbed olives.

It was a great succes. I only forgot to get the kernel out of the olives, a small error.
And not only did this taste great (and also did smell very good), it looked great in the jars.

We aren't supposed to blog the recipe on the blog, but you can find it on the internet, for example at the following link:
http://montcarte.ca/2011/10/24/herbed-olives/

And don't forget to give your partner an olive before you kiss him / her (because of the garlic added).



15 comments:

Elaine said...

Your olives do look great in the jar! They sound so good. So very cute about making sure your partner has one as well. :)

Cher said...

The olives are on my list for the upcoming holiday season - they look so charming in the har & I am sure they would be wonderful at any gathering.

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm...what a great snack for your guests! Beautiful photos, too!

oneexpatslife said...

Great choice, your olives look very tasty and your photos are great! I almost picked this one too, but then opted for a tortilla in the end.

DessertByCandy said...

I love your photos and you're right that the olives look stunning in the Weck jar! I think it worked out well that you didn't pit the olives. They look much prettier this way.

mike509 said...

What a beautiful photograph! And wonderful olives as well. Sometimes I'd like to be without a computer... :) I vote for pits!

Confessions of a Culinary Diva said...

Olive love - gorgeous photos. They look like a great gift idea for the holidays!

Happy French Friday!

Elin said...

Wow...herbed olives..love every clicks on them : Good job ! Put them into my curried chicken, peppers and peas en papillote would be perfect :) Love that book and no regrets buying it :) Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

These look wonderful & would make a great Christmas gift - I think I'll make them for my step-father.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pachecopatty said...

This is my first visit here and I enjoyed your blog posts. We were just in the Netherlands and visited Amsterdam. I love your choice for herbed olives,they do look beautiful and I'm sure tasted wonderful;-)

sanyaliving.com said...

Your olives look amazing!
We don't do Thanksgiving here in Australia either. But I agree, it's a great idea to stop and be grateful no matter where you are!

Betsy said...

What lovely olives, and what a pretty jar! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it gives you a reason to reflect on what you are grateful for and isn't a commercial holiday. I'm glad you took a moment to be grateful, even though you're in the Netherlands. One thing I'm grateful for this year is the opportunity to befriend other food enthusiasts from around the world, like you, and share the experience of cooking from Dorie's book. Have a great week.

acookingmizer said...

your olives are so tasty looking, even if you didn't pit them! :) Kalamatas dont come pitted either, so it's not that big of a deal :) Glad you enjoyed your T-day!

Mary said...

Yes, Thanksgiving is a North American holiday but it would be a good thing, I think, if we all took time each day to be grateful. I am glad you did just that. I loved your Cook's Choice because I did not know this:

"And don't forget to give your partner an olive before you kiss him / her (because of the garlic added)."

So thank you for cluing me in......

tastymayhem said...

These look just great! and I love your advice about the kiss - so true. :-) Several times I have to taken the pit out of the olives before using them in a recipe and I think it works just fine. (other than for tappenade, obviously ;-))