Marinated Olives & Nuts - Lori's Cookbook

in cooking •  3 months ago 

This is my entry for this week's @foodfightfriday challenge.

This week's food post is a bit different in that I didn't actually like the final product, but I think that's more to do with me than with the recipe.


Marinated Olives & Nuts

In a quart-sized canning jar, place:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 can olives (drained)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (I didn't have any, so I used dried...)


In skillet, sauté (dry):

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • a few slices orange peel or zest


Add to skillet:

  • 1-2 dried chilies (or 1-2 teaspoons chili flakes)
  • 2 cups olive oil

Heat through.


Pour into the quart jar (with the walnuts, olives and rosemary sprig.)

Marinate for 24 hours (room temp.)


Here is the final result.


Honestly, it was good, but I'm not super keen on walnuts in their raw or nearly-raw state, so I probably should have tried pecans instead. I also found the dried rosemary tended to "hang out" inside the olives, which didn't really work for me. A sachet with the herbs in it might work better or use a fennel seedhead along with the sprig of rosemary... I might play with it this summer if I'm able to garden the way I want to.

Still, for many, this is an excellent recipe, looks beautiful and adds a touch of class to your dining table.

Here are your:

Recipe Cards

Feel free to print them out for your own cookbook.



Two of my kitchen witches. One hung in my grandmother's kitchen as long as I can remember, so I have mine - adding a certain magickal spice to my cooking, presumably...
My grandmother's now lives in my mother's kitchen.

Previous recipes in Lori's Cookbook

(Links are for Steem... For Whaleshares and WeKu, simply place or where the is.)

Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
Cranberry-Berry Sauce (canning too)
Cranberry Juice Drink


Basic French Toast
Buttermilk Pancakes - including low-carb and grain-free options.

Easy Suppers

Dirty Mac & Cheese
Simple Cheeseburgers
Spanish Rice
Italian Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Main Courses

Battered & Fried Prawns & Zukes
Fathead Stromboli
Garlic Curry Baked Drumsticks


Cranberry Juice Drink

Side Dishes

Turmeric Rice
Garlic-Herb Bread


Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
No-Knead Bread
Fathead Dough - a grain free substitute for many bread situations!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Spaghetti Sauce
Basic Salsa
Garlic-Herb Butter


Peach Cornmeal Cobbler
Tapioca Pudding

DIY Ingredients



Rebel Canning - a general guide about what I do, and why I don't always follow USDA guidelines.
Cranberry-Berry Sauce
Cranberry Juice Drink
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce

Note: All photos are mine - Pentax K30, Samsung NX11, Kodak Z981 (hubby's camera), Nikon 7200.
Crossposted at Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
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blogging on: Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

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I never marinated olives or walnuts. With what you eat this?
Walnuts can be very present in food same with the oil. I like eating them just so.but not with or mixed with salads or something else.

I think I found the recipe when looking for low-carb snack ideas.
I'm not the best one at putting foods together with other things... but it would make a good addition to a salad as you mentioned.

@viking-ventures thank you. It's always good to try something new. ❤️

Your Food Fight Friday Contender has been entered into Round 76
May your contender make it out alive and not be placed in a permanent food coma!
Good Luck
Have a

You need to stake more BEER (6 staked BEER allows you to call BEER one time per day)

@viking-ventures. I don’t think you’ve shown us anything yet that I wouldn’t love to sample. If you’ve read just a teensy weensy bit of anything Sive ever said, I don’t know how to sugar coat and I suck at lying. What I’m trying to say is, we know technology is far from its peak because you can’t text message me a jar of those olives!!

Thanks for throwing down with us, chef, I always look forward to your mess. Good luck in round 76.

Thanks so much!
I wish I could text you that jar! But no, you'll just have to try it yourself.

I love your honesty. Many folks would just say that everything was just peachy, but not culinarian @viking-venture, she is capable of suggesting ways to improve her own dish, good for you.

Thank you! It was either being honest or not sharing a recipe that technically worked and others might really like. So, I chose to share. :-)
Thanks for stopping by.