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How to make herbed olives for a gift

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Do you have a vegetarian friend or relative who loves their food? Are you struggling for Christmas gift ideas? Then look no further! Herbed olives, attractively presented in a jar, make a delicious festive offering; and since they taste best after a month or two of marinading, autumn is the ideal time to prepare them.
What you'll need: 
Olives (a mixture of black and green)
Olive oil
One small, dried chilli
A sprig each of marjoram, rosemary and thyme
One clove of garlic
Clean, foodsafe, glass jar
Decorative ribbon (or similar)
Crush the garlic.
Fill your jar with the olives, herbs, chilli and garlic.
Completely cover the mixture with olive oil.
Seal the jar and leave for several months (or at least a week).
Before presenting your unique gift, decorate the jar in whatever way inspires you. You could simply tie an attractive ribbon around the neck.
Herbed olives can also be used as appetisers for almost any occasion.
If the olives are for you, reuse the oil for another batch - or use it as a base for a salad dressing


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