Sunday, September 18, 2005

Marinated Olives

We had company tonight, so I tried something new with some Mediterreanean olives I had sitting in the fridge. They are good olives- just not special, and I have A LOT of them. I took about 2 TBS of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, dried rosemary, and some lemon zest and marinated some of the olives for a few hours. Every once in a while I would open up the fridge and give them a shake in their container, but it was so easy, and they turned out fabulous! I really liked them. It was such a neat twist- and the zest really added nice flavor.

And speaking of zest, I FINALLY got a microplane. I don't know what I was doing without one!! Oh my gosh- lemon zest was such a piece of cake. Usually I use my box grater, so I have to wrap it in plastic, zest, and then go back with a toothpick to clean out those rediculous holes. Hooray for the microplane! I've given several as gifts, but I never splurged on one for myself. I did so yesterday at Williams-Sonoma. I also bought a nice half-sheet pan, as I haven't had one, and I've been dying to make Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies. So I imagine I will be making those soon and posting quite the review. In the meantime, make some marinated olives!

1 comment:

Lizzy said...

Hey--do realize both your little sisters have boyfriends now? You should tell Andy that his email made me cry--I love that guy! And let him know that John treats the ground I walk on better than any guy has ever treated me before. :) Love you!