Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP


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.