Olives are a great snack before dinner. Perfect to go along with your favorite glass of wine, beer or whatever Apero you choose.
You can buy Olives pretty much anywhere, at any price. Supermarkets offer plain ones for less, deli stores have usually a large variety of flavors on offer. At a price.
I usually buy the less expensive ones, such as this jar that I found here in France.
All I do to kick them into gear, is add some spicy peppers to the brine for a few days, this way the olives get a nice hot flavor to them.
Then I take a few at a time, dry them off somewhat and add spice mixes to get an even more intense flavor out of my olives.
Currently I am on a Curry and Turmeric trip for flavoring and it goes well with Olives. Roll the Olives in the spice mixture,put them back in the fridge for a day for all spices to soak in and they are ready to eat.
STANDARD SUPERMARKET OLIVES
VERY SPICY PEPPERS
MIX UP SOME CURRY AND TURMERIC
SEMI DRY THE OLIVES
MIX IT ALL UP AND PUT IN FRIDGE FOR A FEW DAYS
SPICY OLIVES TASTE BETTER