Friday, April 17, 2015

Olive Bread Twists~















I loved every marché in France that had olives to "sell"..and every landscape in Italy that had olive trees or groves..
Plus particulièment..I love olives..and bread..
So when I saw this post..I knew I had to make them..
I am so glad I did..

the only thing I will do differently next time?
Add  more olives..and salt~

The bread is lovely with Jacques' latest molasses dry cured pork thinly sliced♥

That bread whisk? Works so well for mixing the no knead bread recipes.

Soft cheese goes particularly well with these small baguettes..

I made 8 instead of 10.

One evening I made Ricardo's shrimp w/ garlic and sesame seeds served on a lovely rice..

There were a lot of appointments..here and there..so quick fish was on the menu..one night rotisserie chicken and vegetables..Rapini penne pasta..   



When I see that tree..in the last photo..I see a day trip that was nothing short of spiritual..and overwhelmingly beautiful.


While there.. (too short our time there..too short..)..I told Jacques I could live there..
It was sooo quiet..sooo serene..I knew even back then..that is what I love.


Bon Weekend~










56 comments:

  1. Kind of funny, Monique, I just bought a loaf of olive bread today at the bakery. We love it and you have inspired me to try making it myself. Yours looks delicious! That is one magnificent tree, and I know just what you mean about the spiritual/beautiful thing, I felt the same at one location in Golden, CO, thought it was a heavenly place!

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    1. I adore those moments♥
      I am sure you get it~:)

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  2. Love these baguetes Monique!
    Baguette is one of my favorite breads!
    Beautiful tree!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. Enjoy your fall Gloria:)
      Our Spring is beginning~

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  3. Whoa.. this looks like my kind of bread! I seriously love olives!! My dad and I would make it a ritual, every weekend, to go and buy some olives. One of my favorite childhood rituals :)

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    1. I hope you will try this easy bread! MORE OLIVES:)

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  4. Love olive bread! Joe's family in Sicily were olive and lemon farmers :-) Our favorite bakery makes a wonderful olive bread but I surely will make my own soon. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. You too.. how neat to have such roots:)

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    2. My dough is on the counter waiting to be twisted and baked :-)

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  5. I so want to take a bite of the bread right out of the screen!! YUM!! I LOVE olives too. I can eat a whole can in a snap. Bon weekend to you too

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  6. The bread looks so good. I could eat one all by myself.
    Mary

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  7. You've inspired me Monique - I made my first bread only last week. It was easy, yeast free, and had a lot of raisins and nuts in it, so it was only good with certain things (wonderful with cheese or avocado).
    I love olive bread so I'm going to give this one a try next! They sell wonderful goat cheese in our market, right next to the olives, and that is a match made in heaven.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. It would be a perfect match! Happy you have started making bread..you will never buy any one day..and you will always know what's in it;)

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  8. MOnique, I love your olive bread twists. I must give them a try. One of my favourite things to get at the grocery store is the Olive Flutes. So delicious I love olives, especially the dry cured ones. You always inspire me. You truly do. xoxo

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  9. Olive baguette, Jacques' thinly sliced dried cured pork, hmmmm.... Mr France would be in heaven. can we come for lunch. we'll bring a good bottle of red wine to help it along. Love your pictures, that's also my kind of heaven, peace under an olive tree. We could sketch together. :)

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  10. Beautiful bread Monique. I want to come live at your house, every meal sounds delightful!

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    1. You made me smile..I think you would rather be in London and Paris right now;)
      Again Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Monique, your olive bread twists are perfection! I can almost taste them from here. Have a great weekend!

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  12. guten morgen...ohh ich liebe oliven.Danke fürs rezept.bussi.Luciene.

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  13. Jacques' dry cured pork, a few slices of your olive bread and a glass of wine--I'm in!! Lovely!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Oh me too and maybe 2 glasses of rouge:)

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  14. What lovely baguettes and I love olive bread! They are so many wonderful bread recipes to try today and this one is going to the top of my list. I love the photo of the olive merchant's bowls and bowls of olives. I finally bought a Danish whisk on Amazon and used it to make bread for our family celebration last weekend. It does make stirring the bread so much easier! Happy weekend :)

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    1. It seems I always remember something have I hit the comment button! Jacques' cured meat looks amazing! I wish we lived closer :)

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    2. I am the same way..I think of it all reading your posts..then start writing..and then think..I forgot to say..:either how cute the boys were..or something that important! Yet it's the first thing I think when I see M and D:)
      You know me and litte kitchen gadgets..anyawy..do try the bread but add more olives and a bit more salt.
      I saw so many pretty things in Europe..
      Grateful I took pics..you forget..if not..

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  15. I LOVE olive bread !!!!
    I would love to make my own...would never stop eating ever.

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  16. I love olive bread. I need to try this! I also loved France and Italy, and if I could only go back to one it would be Italy.

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    1. We LOVED both..
      But for markets..etc France was our favorite..plus French is our mother tongue..If not for Nick..in Italy we would have been lost..We found that in the small towns..very few people understood English or French.So probably because of our comfort zone, France would be our return place.

      Italy was AMAZING..Umbria..Tuscany.Venice..amazing.
      When I look at our photos..mind you we were in Italy longer..the vistas of Italy..were the most beautiful.

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  17. HI Monique!
    Gorgeous photos - love your aesthetic. We could be twins that way. :) I did sign up for your posts - and am checking in as I haven't received any email notifications... and here is a new post or two I have missed. Maybe the notifications are still coming.
    France certainly has it going on, doesn't it. That charcuterie - that bread! Oh my!!!!!
    Happy weekend. YUM!
    Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie~
      Ugh..I find there are quite a few fave blogs I have to check in..as I don't receive the new posts..but one thing that did work for some..I joined w/ a different email..
      and it worked!
      Europe..the age..the grace..the history..the food,sights,sounds..
      I would dearly love to go back one day..
      In the near future I think Maine will be the closest..

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  18. C'est tellement joli ! Tu es une vraie Provençale, Monique ! ;o)
    Bises
    Hélène

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    1. Tu ne peux pas savoir comme ces mots me font plaisir:)x

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  19. Came to your delightful site via dear Carol in Paris. What lovely things you show.
    Carol is a NY friend. NY, thought exciting is not so chic as Europe.
    Spring Greetings.

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    1. I have been to NYC:) With 2 guides,my daughters..loved it..did not see enough..one weekend in NYC was not enough.
      I met a hero of mine..Mario Batali:)He was a true gentleman!
      Dear Carol is right..:)

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  20. Ces ficelles aux olives semblent exquises !
    En effet, cela rappelle les olives de Provence et les vacances d'été ~

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  21. Que bueno, me encanta el pan de aceitunas. Y que maravilla de olivo.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  22. I love olives too & the French marchés en plein air...the oil, the bread, mmmm...I love the olive bread at Paillard on Rue St. Jean in Québec...And love your photos, as always...

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    1. I should have had some Rita..we just had the "boule"..lovely memories..

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  23. oh olives...love olives...the taste, the color, the oil. your photos are fabulous

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  24. Hurray for olives and better yet, olive bread. Your bread looks amazing. I love the fact the bread is no knead. There is nothing like homemade bread, baked fresh from the oven.

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    1. I agree..well maybe stopping at a parisian boulangerie:)

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  25. I may have to try this bread too. I can share the baguettes with the family. I too bought the dough wand and it does make life so much easier. I made two loaves of Ricardo's bread and everyone was so happy. My son in law was in heaven and his brother had more for dessert! Jacque's cured meat looks yummy.

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    1. Ricardo is the way to anyone's heart Terry!
      Try these..different..fun and pretty!

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  26. This is a beautiful olive loaf! What a great idea to make little braids. Bravo!

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  27. My mouth is drooling from looking at your bread and molasses dry cured pork! OMG!! All you need is glass of red French wine and it is perfect lunch, dinner or snack-)))

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  28. Monique, The bread looks so good!! Olive bread and Jacques cured pork, a wonderful combination!! I love the photo of the Olive tree too!!

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  29. I have missed visiting my favourite blogs and La Table de Nana with your gorgeous photos and charming life. Now that Spring has sprung I feel more rejuvenated to get back into the kitchen.

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