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Old 05-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #31
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I'm with the "I like 'em all" gang. But my favorites are ripe, black olives from a can, preferable medium size. That is strange to me as I usually like everything, but know what I like best, and it's usually more expensive.

But I grew up with the canned olives and just loved them at first bite. What can I say?

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #32
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I really like the pretty Verdi Castrelvetrano green olives from Costco. Very mild and buttery, not too salty.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #33
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I've read the article, Merstar. It's very interesting all the magazine, including one article dedicated to Siurana PDO (the kind of oil that I use) and the problems that they will have with the global warming in the future.

Concerning to the wine that you tasted in St. Feliu de Guixols, I think it could become to the Empordà PDO. but I'm not sure because St Feliu is in the border of the region. I will investigate!
Yes, let me know what you find out!

By the way, I also want to mention that the best espresso I ever had was in the Costa Brava - I used to order Cafe Cortado. Also, I had the best desserts there- I don't remember most of them, but I do remember the Crema Catalana. My host was stuffing me with so much great food that I must have gained 15 lbs!
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #34
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I really like the pretty Verdi Castrelvetrano green olives from Costco. Very mild and buttery, not too salty.
Those are wonderful!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #35
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Going off topic here a bit but still about olives. Many years ago we had the chance to pick ripe olives from the tree of a friends olive trees in Napa Valley, CA.
Being not too bright, but optimistic, we decided to 'cure' our own olives. The details all elude me now but we followed some other idjits directions for doing it at home. All stages were followed religiously and took several weeks/months.

For other reasons that elude me one of the final stages was leaving the olives in a burlap sack in the sun. (Don't ask, I don't remember why!)

The sunny spot we chose was on the concrete walkway going from the porch to the sidewalk.
A few hours later I glanced out and saw a dog lifting his leg on the sack full of olives!
Well, so much for THAT experiment!

Back on topic. I love ALL olives! Any kind. Except the ones peed on by a dog.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:33 PM   #36
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Going off topic here a bit but still about olives. Many years ago we had the chance to pick ripe olives from the tree of a friends olive trees in Napa Valley, CA.
Being not too bright, but optimistic, we decided to 'cure' our own olives. The details all elude me now but we followed some other idjits directions for doing it at home. All stages were followed religiously and took several weeks/months.

For other reasons that elude me one of the final stages was leaving the olives in a burlap sack in the sun. (Don't ask, I don't remember why!)

The sunny spot we chose was on the concrete walkway going from the porch to the sidewalk.
A few hours later I glanced out and saw a dog lifting his leg on the sack full of olives!
Well, so much for THAT experiment!

Back on topic. I love ALL olives! Any kind. Except the ones peed on by a dog.
That's a great story.

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #37
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #38
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in sardinia, the pee'd upon olives would be a delicacy of some sort.

just look at casu marzu.

you'd be happy to eat those olives after that, lol.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #39
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in sardinia, the pee'd upon olives would be a delicacy of some sort.

just look at casu marzu.

you'd be happy to eat those olives after that, lol.
Casu marzu has been forbidden by Geneva Convention...

My true queens of the olive kingdom are the taggiasche from Liguria, followed by the giant green olives from Cerignola, Puglia.
But I, too, like them all!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #40
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in sardinia, the pee'd upon olives would be a delicacy of some sort.
just look at casu marzu.
you'd be happy to eat those olives after that, lol.
That's a big EW-WWW---WWWWW!
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