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  • Green Olive & Bacon Sandwich Filling
    1/2 cup Spanish green olives, stoned & chopped 1/2 cup bacon, chopped 1/2 cup nut meat, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise Salt
  • Nut and Olive Canapes
    Bread Deep fat Chopped nuts Olives Mayonnaise dressing Pimentos
  • Olive & Egg Cutlets
    4 Tbsps flour 4 Tbsps green peppers, chopped 4 Tbsps butter 4 Tbsps eggs, chopped 1 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup ripe olives, minced 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten Salt Pepper 1 egg, beaten Bread crum
  • Cheese & Olive Filling
    1 small cream cheese Cream or French dressing 4 olives, finely chopped 6 walnut meats, finely chopped Bread
  • Cheese & Olive Salad
    1 cream cheese Mayonnaise 6 olives, finely chopped 3 lettuce leaves, finely cut 1/2 pimiento, cut in strips Salt Cayenne pepper Lettuce leaves
  • Spanish Green Olive Club Sandwiches
    2 slices bread Butter Mayonnaise Hearts of lettuce leaves Green olives Bacon, broiled Watercress
  • Green Olive Mustard Butter (Sandwich Filling)
    1/2 lb butter 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1 cup green olives, chopped 2 Tbsps ground mustard 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp paprika
  • Olive & Tomato Sauce
    3 Tbsps flour 3 Tbsps butter 2 cups tomatoes 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp onion, minced 1/2 cup ripe olives, minced 1 cup brown stock or beef bouillon dissolved in 1 cup water 2 cloves Salt
  • Hot Green Olive Slaw with Sour Cream Sauce
    Head of cabbage, finely sliced 1 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsps boiling water 1 egg, beaten 1/2 Tbsp vinegar Salt Paprika 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup Spanish green olives, stoned & chopped
  • Olive Oil Pickles
    2 gallons green cucumbers 6 large onions 1/4 pound white mustard seed 1/4 pound black mustard seed 1 cup salt 1 tablespoon celery seed 1/2 cup olive oil Sugar to taste Vinegar

About Olive

  • The latin name for the olive is Olea europaea
  • Oleuropein is an antioxidant found only in olives which has anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, and anti-cancer effects
  • Olives have a broad range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Olives are high in monounsaturated fat which can actually lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Olives have an anti-inflammatory effect on the human body and some studies show they can reduce allergies
  • Olives contain hydroxytyrosol which has been proven to help bone strength and bone density
  • Olives are extremely bitter when picked from the tree so they must be cured before consumption
  • Spanish explorers brought olives to California in the late 1700's and the state now provides almost 200,000 tons of commercial olives annually
  • Olive trees on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives are considered by some people to be over 2000 years old
  • Archeologists found olives in Egyptian tombs including that of King Tutankhamen
  • The olive branch has long been a symbol of peace and can be found in the United States national seal in the talons of the bald eagle
  • The olive tree is a part of the Oleaceae family in the order Lamiales also shared by the Ash tree
  • All three of the major religions that originated near the Mediterranean (Judiasim, Islam, Christianity) consider olives to be sacred
  • Athletes in Ancient Greece rubbed olive oil on their bodies before competing
  • Ancient Greeks celebrated the birth of a male child with an olive wreath on the front door
  • Olives are native to Asia minor and the cultivation of olives reached the Mediterranean over six thousand years ago
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