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Old 01-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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I like Kalamata olives too. I spell them with a "K" because the place they are from is Kalamata, Greece.

I also like green ones stuffed with pimento. Or stuffed with other stuff as well.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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The only olives I really like are the oil-cured black ones. Mmmm. I usually just pop a few when I'm cooking.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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I don't care for canned black olives in brine, but I love the oil-cured Mediterranean types.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #14
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I'm not a fan. I enjoy olive oil but can't stand the fruit in any form. Often referred to in our house at the booger of vegetables. On the other hand, Mrs. 40 C loves the darn things.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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i love, love, love olives. gaetas, kalamatas, cerignolas, and giant spanish queens or sicillian greens.

i prefer green to black olives for the ones that come in both.

i could make a meal of a little cheese, bread, olives, and anchovies.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #16
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I love Kalamata olives. I have a 3 litre jar in the fridge. I usually buy them at Costco (Kostko?). I also have a large jar of green olives stuffed with pimento.

I like most kinds of olives, even the mild, black ones that come in cans, but I like other types more.

The only olives I have disliked were some from North Africa.

Stirling doesn't care for olives on their own, but he puts them in pasta sauce and likes a small amount on pizza.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #17
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It's all good - Tapenade, muffuletta, on pizza w/ mushrooms & onions, in a Greek salad, paella, or most any Mediterranean dish. Tried some Kalamata bread (from the bakery) warm, w/ butter - delish.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #18
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I once tried Kalamatas on half a pizza. Didn't care for the combination.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #19
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Love olives, my favourites are Kalamata and big green Queen olives . I buy the pitted Kalamata ones these days . Good for nibbles marinated in olive oil,,garlic, herbs and Chillie flakes or finely chopped birds eye chillies . I use them too in puttanesca and tapenade and also a lovely Moroccan chicken dish with olives and chickpeas, rice and yellow peppers .
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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Thank you for the replies guys :) Lots of yummy ideas! I think I'll go buy some more olives tomorrow, they never last long in my house. The kids eat them like peanuts!
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