Flavourful Olives

These olives are infused with flavour; first marinated, then cooked.

What you need:

a cup or so of olives with pits in

4-5 prunes, chopped into quarters

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 bay leaves

4 cloves garlic, chopped finely

1 tablespoon dried oregano

salt and pepper

1/2 cup white wine (I used a Riesling)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

a sprig of fresh tarragon (optional)

What you do:

1.  Place olives, prunes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, bay leaves, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.  Refrigerate over night.

2.  Cook olives and marinade, along with wine, brown sugar and tarragon for 20-30 minutes.  Add a little more wine if it is getting dry.

3.  Cool and serve as a tasty appetizer.

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