olives

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  1. CHRI$

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    up untill i went to spain i had only eaten one olive in my life,which i spat out as it was disgusting:Eeek:
    after arriving in spain and going to a market i tried olives as free samples,and loved them bought loads:thumb: but what olives do the funsters recommend buying in blighty:Doh:
    and where:Smile:
    and also what is a nice olive oil to buy for putting on salads.
     
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    I've seen them in markets in the UK-in barrels or large bowls and they are measured out for you.
    Supermarkets sell them in jars and places like Waitrose and Sainsbury's would be more likely to have a choice, i think.
     
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    i have seen them in the shop's but avoided them,so now i need to find one i like,never seen them at uk markets though:cry:
     
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    Don't know which area of UK you live but Lymington market (Saturday) and Devizes (Thursday) usually have them. How about the deli counter in a big supermarket or a deli shop?
     
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    Hi

    Don't personally like but get a good selection in Morrison's, wife likes them
     
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    good thinking:thumb:
     
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    San Miguel is good too:thumb:
     
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    never found a beer or sidra(cider) that i liked,bought 24 tins of larger and ended up giving 21 of them away:Doh:
     
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    I like the little ones with the stones in them

    I prefer the bog standard olive with the stones in them.. have to hunt them out in jars.. do not like the stuffed one's have had many an olive from markets, green and black.. even found them at shows like Newbury.. will try most of them, but I still come back to the bog standard one with the stone...

    Bob
     
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    Black olives,the best are Kalamata olives. My younger daughter trained as a chef and was told to buy olives that haven't been pitted/stoned as those that have been stoned go mushy when placed in liquid be it brine or oil.
    Queen olives are the largest and tasiest.
     
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    Olives?

    Best to get them direct from the grower...

    I know a Funster with a few olive trees... all you have to do is visit at the right time and bring pies/Heinz soups/Oxo cubes/Peanut Butter/Angel Delight etc for the exchange... :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    aldi, they do a green olive in cihilli oil, save the oil for flavering stuff after yourve eat the olives:Smile:
     
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    Angel bleedin' Delight, I chuckled when I read FB pies for the first time, beans I can understand, even Oxo, but Angel bleedin' Delight........JJ, I'm ........well gobsmacked. :Eek!:
     
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    Chris

    Spanish olives are fine, but, if you want the best try Kalamata olives from Greece
     
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    Well ok then... make it Sainsburys' own brand substitute if you can't afford the real thing... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Chris, you are going to have to go a long way to get better olives than those in Catral market. :BigGrin: They were delicious, thanks for pointing them out to me. :thumb: I may have to go and buy another tub full this coming weekend. :Wink:

    Brisey.
     
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    Not keen on olives personally. I didn't think anyone did which was why they give them away at restaurants:BigGrin:
     
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    last time i was in catral market i bought a tub and scoffed them as i walked round and then went back and bought another tub full:Laughing:
    i hope the one's you buy at the weekend give you the sh*t's:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    they were nice though:thumb:
     
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    im sure you would have liked the ones we were all buying in the market in spain:thumb:
     
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    I'm sure that Sainsbury's will let you try before you buy.

    cakeboy
     
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