I have been trying to figure out when I first had an olive? Think it must have been at age 9 in Greece where I was on holiday with my parents and sister. I think it was love at first bite because I have always loved anything in a brine. Salty and a little tart...Im all about that. I make these olives all the time, they are fab with cocktails, beer or just when you want something salty.
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You will need:
6 oz mixed olives
3 oz capers, the large ones
grated zest from 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2-3 fresh springs of thyme
1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Let the mixture sit in the fridge 12 hours before serving.

TIP:

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I make these olives all the time, they are fab with cocktails, beer or just when you want something salty.
Photography by Frances Janisch

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