Jump to content

Olives...
Come share your Olive wisdom...


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 3'sACharm

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

I never used to like them..and now i'm currently addicted to them (the black ones) but was wondering what is the taste difference between the green ones and the black ones??

#2 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Not a lot really IMO, the green ones tend to be a bit more .....tarte perhaps.....? I can only assume that is because they are less ripe than the black ones...? (Am prepared to be corrected on this though)..I like the big green Sicilian ones, and the smallish black Ligurian olives....enjoy original.gif!

#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

Same! I couldn't stand them. I am now addicted to jumbo black olives (pip left in is a must!) and green stuffed ones that come covered in sweet chilli sauce.

For me black are a little softer and have a more pungent??? taste. That said I have only had stuffed and chiil sauce covered green ones so that might be tricking my taste buds.



#4 Unatheowl

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

My mum used to have an olive farm and produced oil as well as table olives.  There are many different varieties of olives (we had 5 on our farm for the oil mix) which all start green and then go black.  So a green Queen of Spain would taset different to a green frantoio olive for instance. We used to pick most of them green because we liked to produce a greener, more peppery olive oil.  We did a small portion of table olives which I remember being left in great barrels of salt (I never did it myself so am not entirely sure).  You cannot eat an olive straight from the tree.  It's gross.  You need to brine them for ages before they become edible.  The amount of time left in the brine/salt makes the flesh softer or harder.  So in answer to your questions there are some green olives that I like and some black that I like.  Depends on the variety.  Try them all and see.

#5 Jenferal

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

and now I want olives.

We went to a fancy pants wedding a few years ago at the opera House and they had the most divine little black olives. never found the like here in Canberra. Sigh.
And my 2yr old doesn't like them! At all!

#6 kadoodle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Despite being the olive equivalent of inferior cheese, I quite like the Katamala.

Find yourself a good EuroDeli, OP, there are so many different types of olives, all colours and flavours.

#7 Ireckon

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

And green ones are awesome in a dry martini..


#8 ELH05

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

My favorite are the green Sicilian olives....yum!!

#9 livvie7586

Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:56 AM

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 05/12/2012, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Despite being the olive equivalent of inferior cheese, I quite like the Katamala.

Find yourself a good EuroDeli, OP, there are so many different types of olives, all colours and flavours.


Kalamatas, YUM!!!



#10 HRH Countrymel

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:04 AM

Love a big fat green deli one - don't like black at all!

We have 5 olive trees that we planted, unfortunately DP threw all the tags away and now we don't know who is who (all different varieties)

I thought this was going to be a big fat pain in the bum as I wanted to process them (as PP said it's quite a palaver) but as the birds eat every last fruit from them it hasn't been the disappointment that I feared.

A disappointment yes, but a different one.



On a side tangent has anyone seen the 'Sandhurst Jalapeno stuffed olives' lately?  They stopped being stocked in our local supermarket.

#11 eigne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:25 AM

I am addicted to olives, despite having grown up detesting them! I prefer black ones but I will of course eat whatever's going wink.gif I find green ones less soft with a milder flavour but that could just be me!

#12 toosenuf

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

i cant stand the green one, but love the black ones.  biggrin.gif

#13 noi'mnot

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

As PPs said, there are SO MANY different types of olives, that it's impossible to really say that much about a difference between green and black ones generally.

If you have any great delis near you, you could go and get a few samples of different types to see what you like. Different olives are good for different things, too, and you'll quickly figure out what you prefer.

My local greengrocer's grandmother processes olives, and they sell them in the shop. I'm not sure what olive they are, but they're unreal! And black. original.gif

#14 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Mmmm we love the chilli and garlic stuffed green ones that you get from the deli at Coles. DD always gets a tub as her shopping treat.

If I'm feeling rich we get a tub of the lime and tequila ones.

I don't like the black ones at all.

#15 Faradaye

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

Costco sells gigantic jars of green olives stuffed with an almond.

They are totally delicious.  I bought three jars last time!

#16 noi'mnot

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE (Faradaye @ 06/12/2012, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Costco sells gigantic jars of green olives stuffed with an almond.

They are totally delicious.  I bought three jars last time!


If you're close to a Spanish store, you can get AMAZING green olives stuffed with anchovies. Now, I know that a lot of people (generally strange ones) don't like anchovies. My mother detests both anchovies and olives (insane, I know) but tried these to be polite and she loves them. Sounds weird, but it's totally delicioius.

You can also get green olives stuffed with walnuts or garlic, also feta and such. Yummo.

#17 3'sACharm

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Is there any good varieties say in supermarkets...iga, coles, woolworths?

#18 SusieGreen

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (noi'mnot @ 06/12/2012, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you're close to a Spanish store, you can get AMAZING green olives stuffed with anchovies. Now, I know that a lot of people (generally strange ones) don't like anchovies. My mother detests both anchovies and olives (insane, I know) but tried these to be polite and she loves them. Sounds weird, but it's totally delicioius.

You can also get green olives stuffed with walnuts or garlic, also feta and such. Yummo.


I remember tasting some olives at the Good Food & Wine show years ago. They were DIVINE!  Imagine this (supposed) anchovy hater realising they were stuffed with anchovies..

Stoopid thing is, I can't knowingly eat an anchovy-stuffed olive...




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.