Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Recipe

Marinated summer olives

These olives are tasty and moreish to serve with drinks, or they can be used as part of a mixed starter.

  • 500g stoned olives (black or green, or a mixture of the two)
  • 125ml good olive oil (or home-made basil oil – see recipe under sweet basil
  • 125ml dry white wine
  • 4 tsp chopped common thyme
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 6 crushed black peppercorns
  • a sprig of rosemary.

Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade and pour over the olives in a jar or plastic bowl with a lid. Refrigerate for at least 5 days before serving, giving them a shake or a stir each day.