To me, olives and olive oil are the perfect symbols of Mediterranean culture and people !In addition, I love markets !I DO need to convince my husband to take me to Florence, I am ashamed to say I've never been there !! According to you, what is the best time of year to go there ?
That's a lovely vibrant photo, Alexa! I'm quite partial to a small handful of olives, nicely marinated, the odd one stuffed with a morsel of feta. Marylène, I've only been to Florence for a day ~ it was as wonderful as you'd imagine it to be!
I, on the contrary, love olives, especially the little black wrinkled 'Nicoise' ones. I even bought some fresh olives on the market in Nice, and the lady told me how to prepare them. I did just what she said, and they were the BEST!
For me, not so much the olives as the juice, as my daughter and I always exchange this greeting: "Olive juice!" (I love yous!)
I like the bland black olives you find in a can in American grocery stores, I rarely eat the fancy ones but do when I get the opportunity, but I love olive oil best.Your market picture is very appetizing Alexa.; )
I eat a few olives and cook with olive oil.Great idea to take the camera to the market...Sherry
Yeah, I did olives today, too! You have a terrific photo and I love markets! Go to our Pike Market in Seattle every chance I get!Have a great day -- O and otherwise!Sylvia
Love olives! I have to travel out of town to get the "good" olives, something other than out of a can. It is well worth the trip.
Actually, the only olive I've met that I didn't like was the first raw one I tasted. Arg. Tasty O!
Oooh, I do love olives, but they are so salty! I'm supposed to keep my salt intake down. .. *Sigh*
I love the idea of markets yet hardly get to any because we don't have them like that where I live. That makes your colorful photo extra special.I've only tasted two types of olives, green and black and like them both! I have a feeling I'd like more because of my heritage. Great O photo!
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