1. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Aglio & Olio – The Simplest Spaghetti Sauce Ever, with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Pepper

    A traditional Italian delicious recipe with spaghetti, so simple and tasty to prepare with a few basic ingredients . Simplicity in a dish full of flavour and satisfaction. It’s also the dish that saves you when there is a lunar landscape in the fridge, or when you organize a last-minute dinner...
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  6. morning glory

    Recipe Poussin on Torn Bread with Saffron, Lemon and Olives

    A great way to use up stale bread - this tray bake is very easy to make. It would work equally well using chicken thighs and/or legs. The bread is a delight because it becomes crispy in some parts juice laden in others and the roasted garlic cloves are lovely to squidge out on the plate. I...
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    Olive oil bottle please?

    Can anyone suggest or recommend a bottle or dispenser for olive oil please? Perhaps a nozzle or spout that will fit into an existing bottle? I thought I might be able to find a decent combination of a bottle of olive oil plus a spout, then refill it when necessary
  8. morning glory

    Recipe Rainbow Salade Niçoise

    A classic Salade Niçoise with a colourful twist. I used blue dyed hard-boiled eggs but you don't have to - they really don't taste any different but do provide a talking point! Ingredients (serves 2, generously) 3-4 shelled hard-boiled eggs Red cabbage to dye the eggs (optional) 200g good...
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    Recipe Potato Salad with Sun-dried Tomato, Olives and Parsley

    A virtually fat-free potato salad using yoghurt rather than mayo. The sun-dried tomatoes add a kick of tangy flavour, the olives add saltiness and the parsley brightens and freshens the flavour. This salad is best made when the potatoes are still warm. Ingredients (serves 1 to 2) 120g boiled...
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    No olives please

    I've known the basics of a Mediterranean Diet for ages, but thought I'd get into it more I have a few recipes in general cookery books, but I've also bought a recipe book (BBC 101 Mediterranean Dishes), and I'm more or less ready to start - but I have a problem I don't like olives! I don't...
  11. medtran49

    Olive oil cake

    Has anybody made one? I've seen many recipes but have been hesitant about making one because I just can't wrap my head around using olive oil for a cake.
  12. Yorky

    Olive Oil

    We have tried a number of olive oils here generally for cooking. Last weekend my wife found this brand in the supermarket. Filippo Berio. Is anyone au fait with this brand?
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    Olives shelf life?

    I'm not very keen on olives, but now & again I put some in a salad Presumably a jar of olives (in brine?) will have a fairly long shelf life, even after opening, but do we know how long loose olives bought from a supermarket's deli counter will last?
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    olive oil for frying?

    Does anyone here use olive oil for frying?
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    Recipe Kalmata Black Olive Tapenade / What are your fave olives ?

    Since time immemorial, the Greeks have been floating olives on Winter bean soups. The Moroccans prepare a pungent salad by combining them with preserved lemons, and the Italians and the Spanish gobble them down. The Southern Italians prepare Pasta Puttanesca and The French, southern French...
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    Recipe Kalamata Black Olive Tapenade Spread

    If you could only use 1 Word to describe Crete, it would have to be heaven on earth. This simple appetiser is heaven on earth .. While travelling along the north coast, and spending a few days in Port Haina, many years ago, we met a Greek Couple from Port of Call Salonika, Greece´s 2nd city...
  17. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Black olives patè

    The black olives paté is an excellent sauce, ideal for seasoning toasts, crackers, sandwiches, but also as an addition to other tasty recipes. About 170 g., Preparation time 5 minutes 100 g of black olives 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) a pinch of salt a little peeled clove of...
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    Recipe Sicilian Swordfish (Pesce spada alla Siciliana)

    Well, I really did think I’d come up with an original recipe. I bought some beautiful swordfish steaks and I was thinking about how they would work so well with salty olives and capers, sweet raisins and creamy pine nuts in a garlicky tomato sauce. Having ‘invented', cooked and photographed the...
  19. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Mediterranean aubergine rolls

    Ingredients for about 10 aubergine rolls: 2 sprig of fresh thyme (or basil if you prefer) 1 aubergine 100 g. of mozzarella extra virgin olive oil to taste n° 15 black or green pitted olives dried oregano a teaspoon of capers salt and black pepper to taste tomato sauce 100 ml 2/3 cherry...
  20. jennyb

    Recipe Baked Cod, Artichokes and Olives

    Ingredients 400g cod fillet 1 400g tin of artichoke hearts (drained) A tub of mixed olives - about 15 olives Lemon juice Olive oil Salt and pepper Method Place the cod in an oven dish and scatter over the artichokes and olives Pour over a few tablespoons of olive oil and squeeze the juice of...
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