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Home Olive Canning the Safe Way

We always recommend University of California Davis and their PDF for Olive Pickling or Home Caning. They do a great job of explaining safe methods for home canning that reduces or eliminates the chance of Botulism. Click here for your … Continue reading

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Rice with Olives and Beef

Ingredients: 1 cup of beef cut in small cubes 1 cup long grain rice washed and soaked 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon flour Salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon black pepper … Continue reading

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Sicilian Olive Salad

┬áSicilian Olive Salad Ingredients: 5 lbs. Whole Sicilian Olives 1/2 Tbs. Anise 1 Tbs. Crushed Red Pepper 3 oz. Wine Vinegar (or substitute for your favorite flavor of Vinegar) 5 oz. Olive Oil 1/2 Large Onion (chunked) 1/2 Large Red … Continue reading

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Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients: One 16-ounce package rotini (spiral) pasta One 10 oz. jar Italian Deli Mix One 16 oz. jar Bernstein’s Cheese Fantastico! Dressing 1/2 lb. thin sliced dry salami Marinated artichoke hearts, as many as you like Directions: Cook pasta according … Continue reading

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Lye Process For Green-Ripe Olives (for curing fresh olives)

This process will produce straw-yellow to green or brown olives. Choose fruit that is green, straw-colored, or cherry-red. Do not use black-ripe fruit because it is likely to become soft when pickled. REMINDER: FRESH OLIVES ARE EXTREMELY BITTER PRIOR TO … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Partida Style Recipe (for curing 2.5 lbs of green fresh olives)

The following recipe is one of the oldest to evolve from the Mediterranean region where olives are consumed as a staple and every day fare. By following this recipe, the preparer of these olives can achieve a finished product that … Continue reading

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Fresh Black Olive Cures (for curing black fresh olives)

Water Cure/Brine Cure Cut olives length-ways, two cuts to about 1/8 inch into the meat. Soak in water for 8 to 10 days, changing water daily. A salt/acid brine of 1 lb. of salt per gallon of water, then add … Continue reading

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Cure your own OLIVES

One of the first things I noticed when I moved into my apartment in Chula Vista, California-a few miles south of San Diego-was the fine old olive trees growing among the landscaped shrubbery and lawns of the neighborhood. “They’re Mission … Continue reading

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