Didn't I just say I wish everything I made was pink and turquoise?:)
Hard to do when tapenade is involved.
But the oil and the sunflowers added glorious color~
When my family came for one of my daughter's birthdays..I decided that the adults would have their individual breads and chose Olive-Rosemary.
Something went wrong.. I went back to the recipe after I made them thinking my little pans are too big..I used my medium ones..
Sure enough I had the right size..but they hardly rose..
Couldn't serve them so I made tried and trues and they puffed up like magic..
I wasn't about to throw these out..as the taste was good..and I had hand pitted every single black Kalamata olive.
So I saved them..
A friend had recently been to a lovely resto in NYC and mentioned bites that had tapenade on olive bread sticks,and I had cut out a new tapenade recipe a few weeks ago.
So I kept the breads..sliced lengthwise..made the tapenade..(really good) ..and we had that for lunch one day.
Slightly toasted the olive bread sticks are even better ..the oil of the tapenade seeps into the warm bread.
A little delight!
Even if it's not pink and turquoise..
For the breads..enter at your own risk..mine did not rise as they should have..but I am keeping this recipe as they work perfectly for this dish..It made 6.
You can find the recipe right here~It's a LOVELY post..and I bet yours will rise..:)
I made the dough in my bread machine which never lets me down..it did.
For The Tapenade..
It is a courtesy of La Presse newspaper.Saturday August 3rd 2013
Here is a translation..
La Tapenade au Pastis Du Massilia
~300 grams pitted black olives(good quality..the better the tatse the better the tapenade)
~ 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil..Sunflower Oil is just as good..adds a little nuttiness which is fine..:)
~2 Garlic Cloves
~A Shot of Pastis..( between 20-40 ml)This is the ing.that got me to try this tapenade..and the oil:)
~2 - 3 marinated anchovy filets (I used anchovy paste)
~ 5-6 Capers..optional..I did
~ 1 tsp. Lemon juice optional..I did
Mix all with a hand processor or a food processor....until the mixture becomes homogenous...refrigerate if desired~ My notes.. Delicioso.
The gentleman that greeted us at their lovely home on the water could not have been nicer..
We bought a liter and am sure we will go back..it is DELICIOUS..slightly nutty..light..lovely.
The sunflowers are a few kms away down another road..and it had poured ...the fields were muddy..it looked as if it was about to rain.. so I scrambled down the path.. along the outer field.. and snapped a few shots..
Jacques stayed on the highway in the car..so I was in a bit of a rush.. the car did not have easy access to the fields..
Ain't no sunshine.. but to me there was~♥♥♥♥♥
5 heart place:)
When we went to Italy..they were finished..so this is my Little Italy:)
Many were open.. some about to open..and some spent already~
and of course..Oli~
My youngest sunflower above ♥:)~And yes he is as sweet as his smile..and kind eyes:)
Almost in our own backyard ..not quite..20 minutes away..but not as far as Italy.
We also bought avocado oil recently and let me just say there is no comparison..I don't know if it is because this oil is so delicious..but the others are paling in comparison.
Larger than life sunflowers are magnificent to me..