Olives

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Having never eaten them till now I am finding them an "aquired " taste. They are supposed to be very good for you lowering "bad" cholestorol etc.
    Just wondered how others get on with them. :Smile:
     
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    Black or green .... stuffed or not ....... I luv 'em:thumb:
     
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    Ask popeye hes got is own olive:Rofl1::Cool::Rofl1:
     
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    We prefer the black ones and will buy them by the kilo when in Spain and Portugal - bought 5 kilos back with us last year.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    You are right, I used to hate em but then I just started to enjoy them:thumb: can't remember how that happened though:Doh:
     
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    pfft don't like the black uns but can tolerate the green uns not tried stuffed ones as yet. :Doh:
     
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    Straight off the tree
    chew for a few minutes:Wink:
    Let me know how well it tastes.
     
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    At tescos deli, I'm an expert at fitting/crushing a carton and a half of olives into one carton.:BigGrin: We love em. we go through a LOT of olives at home. One of the joys of touring the Med is the Olives. :thumb:
     
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    Love them, Greek ones are the best..
     
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    Like most numpties tried that and when our Spanish friends stopped laffin and we had upchucked em they told us everyone tries that and they are yechhhhh. :Eeek:
     
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    Wots the difference with Greek ones? :Blush:
     
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    Olives (they must be pitted) and Feta cheese. Addictive!

    Lorraine x
     
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    When in Spain PLEASE try the Olivas (Green) "Adobados" they are definitely the best!
     
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    Anchovy stuffed are my favourite, but I like them all.
     
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    Bloody 'orrible things! :thumbdown:
     
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    Free Portuguese Black Olives for all Funsters...

    As many as you want...

    But it is PYO.

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    like one or two others, i detested them but now eat them with pleasure.

    pitted or stuffed (chopped jalopeno's are best)...fresh or in jars....all as tasty but the olive oil in the jars gets a bit monotonous and does affect the taste
     
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    Wife bought some at xmas one bite broken tooth £158 dentist bill.Me I detest them even more now. (£158 is a few bottles of red wine).
     
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    I think they are yuk.

    Sounds like I might like them at some stage so I will keep trying them:thumb:

    They are the sort of things that I would like to like. ( if that makes sense) but, like fried eggs I can't stomach them.

    I was like that with mussels but now I love them, oysters too.
     
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    Yum, yum, yum :Smile: Greek Kalamata black olives are our favourites but we like most olives. I hated them for years (hated is not too strong a word they made me feel sick and I would have to spit them out) THEN I accidentally ate some Tapenade (olive paste) on some toasty bread in a restaurant. From that very moment I got more adventurous and Bob not longer got so many olives to himself :Rofl1:. My youngest and her boyfriend disliked them too, I advised the 'Tapenade Method' and no surprise to me, they got a real taste for them! Jane :BigGrin:
     
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