Cost: ~€4 per litre
Preparation time: ~20 minutes
Hi again everyone, I hope you’re all well. Today’s post is inspired by the wonderful Sissi from With A Glass. She showed me a while ago in this inspiring post something I’d just never considered before. For those of you who like olives your mouth probably starts watering as soon as you walk past the delicatessen counter in stores and see those giant buckets full of shiny, glossy olives, loaded up with herbs, spices and the like. They make a fantastic accompaniment to drinks or as part of an hors d’oeuvre, but what does one do when you don’t have any in the home? Well, you make your own of course (and incidentally I haven’t bought any of the deli version since discovering that such a replacement can be made so simply at home. I didn’t want to rip off Sissi’s wonderful recipe wholesale, so I made a few adjustments but it would be remiss of me not to write about it here as I did want my blog to be a record of things I’ve made – something I can look at many years from now (hopefully) and see what sort of things I was making!
The olives are absolutely fantastic – they’re a big favourite with my wife and myself now and they’re so easy to make. Modify the ingredients to your personal preferences and you’ve got yourself a fantastic little snack to go with your pre-dinner drinks!
Enjoy the post everyone – I hope you don’t all miss me too much! I’ll be popping my head in to your blogs every now and again to say hi! I’ll be back in a few days with the first of my guest posts, and this person really went all out and even wrote about an adventure they took with photos and everything! Stay tuned for that, and have a great day!
“Instant” Deli Olives
- 1 good bowl of Olives
- 1 red Chilli
- 1 large pinch of dried Thyme
- 1 large pinch of dried Rosemary
- 1 clove of Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Place the thyme, rosemary and olive oil into the bowl with the olives. Peel and crush the garlic and de-seed and finely chop the chilli. Add these in too and then add in some freshly ground salt and pepper. Mix well and allow the flavours to infuse for 15-30 minutes or so in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you can leave them overnight or more, by which time the flavours will be even better! Enjoy :).