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Old 01-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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Olives! Love them or hate them?

I love olives but I know many people who can't stand them!

Do you love them or hate them? ( I love them!)

Which ones are your favourite? ( My favourite ones in order are: Calamata, Green Olives stuffed with Pimientos, Green Olives Stuffed with Anchovies. )

How do you enjoy them?

I love them as is, with cheese like fresh mozzarella or cheddar, (feta baked with calamata olives, tomato slices, pepper and olive oil and served with flat breads), in Greek Salad, torn onto toasted baguettes with butter, on pizza with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes, in omelettes, in Vodka Martinis etc.

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I like them marinated in a 6-1 mixture of gin and vermouth.

When my daughter was 8 or 9, she preferred olives to candy. and would eat every olive in the house, leaving none for the martini. Problem was solved by teaching her how to make a martini, with an olive, and there would always be 2 left in the jar for my nightly martini.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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I like them marinated in a 6-1 mixture of gin and vermouth...
Not overly marinated I presume

I like olives. Mostly plain. Olives right out of the jar is good with me, or in a relish tray, but I have taken to using Kalamata olives in certain dishes. I never acquired a taste for them on my pizza, but I'm not big on veggies on my pizza either.
The only olives I don't eat, which is soley based on appearance, are those large black (?) Italian olives that look like they have been marinating in a bunch of stuff. They may taste fantastic, but they don't appeal to me.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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I like them marinated in a 6-1 mixture of gin and vermouth.

When my daughter was 8 or 9, she preferred olives to candy. and would eat every olive in the house, leaving none for the martini. Problem was solved by teaching her how to make a martini, with an olive, and there would always be 2 left in the jar for my nightly martini.
I preferred them to candy too. My dad used to buy large catering jars of olives and I'd eat them by the bowl full
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Not overly marinated I presume

I like olives. Mostly plain. Olives right out of the jar is good with me, or in a relish tray, but I have taken to using Kalamata olives in certain dishes. I never acquired a taste for them on my pizza, but I'm not big on veggies on my pizza either.
The only olives I don't eat, which is soley based on appearance, are those large black (?) Italian olives that look like they have been marinating in a bunch of stuff. They may taste fantastic, but they don't appeal to me.
I don't eat Italian Black Olives at all, they taste awful to me. Infact the only olives I will eat that aren't green are Kalamata olives.
When I order pizza take out I add my own olives at home
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I always spell Calamata with a "C" and thought I was wrong because you spell it with a "K". Apparently we're both right. Calamata is just a varient of Kalamata.
Good to know. All the jars in SA say "Calamata"
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I never met an olive I didn't like...
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I never met an olive I didn't like...
I've tried talking to my olives but they never answer me. Maybe they like you better
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I always spell Calamata with a "C" and thought I was wrong because you spell it with a "K". Apparently we're both right. Calamata is just a varient of Kalamata.
Good to know. All the jars in SA say "Calamata"
I don't know what my jar says, but I think I usually use a K.
Picatta always gets me because I've seen it spelled with either two T's or two C's I'm sure I misspell that work half the time
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I don't know what my jar says, but I think I usually use a K.
Picatta always gets me because I've seen it spelled with either two T's or two C's I'm sure I misspell that work half the time
I believe it has 3 spellings! Picatta, Piccata and Pichotta. I can't anderstand why there can't just be one spelling for each word
It would make life a lot easier and I hate being wrong (Shhh, don't tell!)
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