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Sweet olive preserve

04.04.2018 in Gastronomy

Sweet olive preserve   Olive trees are found in regions all over Greece, but it is the Kalamata oil and table olives, grown in the Messinian Bay, that bear prominent quality and rank higher in international export demand. Here’s a “sweet” way to enjoy the delicacy that is the Kalamata olive!   Ingredients 2,2 pounds of Kalamata olives 15 oz. sugar 8,4 fl. oz. water 4 tbsp. of pickling lime 2 basil leaves Juice of 1 lemon Directions Soak the olives in a bowl of water overnight. In a tub, dissolve the pickling lime in 135 fluid ounces and put…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Kalamata Olives

21.03.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Kalamata Olives     Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties, this month we’re turning our tastes to Kalmata Olives! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates Kalamata Olives and Oil (Olea Europaea) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Among the different areas…