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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)
1: 
Crush the garlic.
2: 
Fill your jar with the olives, herbs, chilli and garlic.
3: 
Completely cover the mixture with olive oil.
4: 
Seal the jar and leave for several months (or at least a week).
5: 
Before presenting your unique gift, decorate the jar in whatever way inspires you. You could simply tie an attractive ribbon around the neck.
Tips: 
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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