[CH] Pepper Olives

John Benz Fentner, Jr. (jbenz@courant.infi.net)
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 21:53:53 -0500

So I goes into the Italian deli today to get some cold cuts...and in the
display case next to the broccoli rabe and pasta salad is a tray of big
green olives speckled with little red flakes...hmmmmm...says I...wot's

Those are our marinated olives says the nice Italian lady...we crush 'em
a little and marinate them in olive oil, garlic and red peppers. Ok,
says I, I'll take 'em.  How many she says...All of 'em I says (wasn't
all that big a tray). Oh, she says...be careful...those are hot!

Pooh..took 'em home and ate 'em...all of 'em...weren't all that hot
(considering I had 'em with some left over roast pork sandwiches
slathered with Jim's Firey Habanero Sauce) but they had a nice little
tingle. Spitting the pits at the catz was fun too.

So I figure...crush some big green olives, dab of  red wine vinegar,
little olive oil, sprinkle of Italian seasoning, lotsa garlic..a few
dried habs chopped up insteada them wimpy dried red peppers...maybe a
nice gin & tonic on the side (it was 80 today!).

Summer is coming.

John Benz Fentner, Jr.
Unionville, Connecticut, USA
"Lex Non Favet Delicatorum Votis"