Posts Tagged‘olives’

Moroccan Spiced Olives

   One of my favorite snacks in Morocco are spiced olives with a fresh loaf of bread and some cheese.  I’ve never really cared to figure out how to make said olives because I thought they might lose some of their appeal.  Wrong.  With a little direction from MarocBaba and my mother-in-law I figured out how to make them.  I think that these will become a staple in my fridge and on most every party table.  I think you’ll agree once you give them a try. Ingredients: 1/2 lb green cracked olives with pits 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 1…

Olive Summer Review & Meals for Monday

Two weeks ago  I shared several different olive recipes using Lindsay Olives.  I hope that you liked them as much as I did.  When I sat down to write this post I remembered something I had written a long time ago that I titled A Train and a Tale of Olives.  It’s hard to imagine now but only a few years ago a regular ‘ole black olive was the only kind I was going to try.  Now olives are a staple in my kitchen.  Some of my very favorite are Lindsay Naturals because they have the great flavor of olives…

Planning your Summer Party

olives crab

Now that you’re loaded up with new recipe ideas (and even more after Monday’s chat) it’s time to start planning the fun part of the party – the decorations!  I love the idea of simple, chic design that’s easy to set up and even easier to clean up.  I put together this little picture collage of ideas.        My top tips: Keep the colors simple, red and blue are always great colors for day or night Multi-purpose functionality; you can always use a fabulous drink dispenser and a basic simple table cloth can be used several times in…

The Settlement Pizza

I live in Wisconsin, the dairy state.  Perhaps you’ve heard that we are known as the dairy state.  However there are some disturbing TV commercials that try to claim that happy cows are in California, ergo California should be the new dairy state.  It’s a bit of a controversy.  So I’m calling this pizza the settlement pizza because it’s the marriage of California and Wisconsin.  Featuring Lindsay’s California Green Natural olives and Wisconsin-made Queso Fresco cheese, this thin crust pizza makes a great appetizer pizza or main dish when served with a green salad. Sauce: 1 tomato skin removed 4-5…

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Shredded Beef with Olives

beef with olive relish

Slow cookers are a great tool to have in the kitchen especially during the hot summer months.  Using one makes it possible to have warm food without having a hot kitchen.  It is a one pot wonder!  For this recipe I used my trusty slow cooker along with some Lindsay Manzanilla Olives.  These olives are grown in Spain and California and are often stuffed with pimentos.  They are firm and have a slightly tart taste.  At only 25 calories for 5 olives I think they dispel the notion of olives as a calorie laden food!   If you’ve got a…

Lindsay Olives Summer Party

This is an exciting week for me and MarocMama, it’s a full week of olive love!  It should come as no surprise to many that we eat a lot of olives. Morocco is well known for their olives and olive oil.  I always come home with kilos of them in my suitcase.  But they only last so long.  My go-to olives have always been the Lindsay brand, just like they were for my mom and grandma.  I didn’t even realize until I was a grown-up and doing my own shopping that there was another brand of olives!  So when  I…