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Old 04-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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The liquid in which olives in a jar are suspended

What is the liquid in which olives in a jar are suspended? Can it be used in something? Perhaps it could substitute for milk in these crazy cheese and herb; no, sorry; herb and cheese biscuits?

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Old 04-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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The liquid is just a brine (salt water). There is no reason you can not use it for other things. The most common thing to use it for is to make a dirty martini which is just a regular martini with a splash of olive brine.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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The liquid is just a brine (salt water). There is no reason you can not use it for other things. The most common thing to use it for is to make a dirty martini which is just a regular martini with a splash of olive brine.

Yeah buddy!!!!! Good too!!!
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GB... you were thinking along the same lines I was!!! That is about the only thing I can think of to use it for, but I am sure there are many uses for it!
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I vote martinis for everyone!!
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I vote martinis for everyone!!
I will certainly second that!!

If the brine has any citric acid added I would not add it to anything with baking powder in it. The acid and the salt might screw up its leavening action.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:06 PM   #7
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Yep....Just checked...Grey Goose in the freezer...Olives in the Frig!! Life is Good!!
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GB... you were thinking along the same lines I was!!! That is about the only thing I can think of to use it for, but I am sure there are many uses for it!
Soak your old pennies in it, and they will look freshly minted. It's also good for shining up your sink drain.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, it makes great martinis.

Bet it would help a Bloody Mary too.

Just thinking about it I'll bet you could add it to salad dressing to give it a lovely taste.

Or how about to eggs for scrambled eggs or an omelet.

Have been realizing recently I do not add olives to enough stuff. Just don't think about it. Love them and think they would add something to many dishes, even hamburgers.
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Soak your old pennies in it, and they will look freshly minted. It's also good for shining up your sink drain.
REALLY???? HA, never would have known to use it for that purpose even though I heard tobasco sauce does the same thing for pennies.

Auntdot.. you have some lovely ideas! Yes, I do believe the olive brine would ROCK in a bloody mary!
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