Sunday, July 29, 2012

Warm Citrus Olives with Rosemary and Garlic



Don’t weekends go way too fast? After a long week at work, I completely look forward to Friday night. It is the beginning of the weekend. In addition we have our Friday night tradition of wine and appetizers. Our Friday night this week was filled with friends and great cheeses.

Our dear friend brought a very special bottle of wine to celebrate Friday night. It was a bottle I have never had before and now has become a new favorite. Seven Stones Winery sits east of St. Helena. Ronald and Anita Wornick didn’t take long after they purchased 45 acres for their family estate, to take on the exceptional task of creating some of the best wine. They only produce 400 cases, and dedicate to a single varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon.


As quoted on their website – “Seven Stones is comprised of just under three acres of vines and a winery on the Wornick family estate in St. Helena. From small, meticulously cultivated vineyard parcels, we produce a limited amount of some of Napa Valley’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon.”


We enjoyed a 2006 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon that was aromatic with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. The color was a rich purple and had luxurious notes of crème de cassis along with hints of cedar, espresso and blueberries. Touches of herb, sage and mineral can be detected. It has a wonderful finish on the back of the palate. We decanted for about an hour prior to enjoying this elegant, sophisticated and balanced wine.


With today being Sunday, I thought that hubby and I can wind down the weekend where we began with a bit of wine and these warm citrus olives. I have some wonderful breadsticks from Panevino that are simply divine. Our favorite are the original sea salt, but the others flavors are equally as tasty. Cheers to a great week ahead!


Warm Citrus Olives with Rosemary and Garlic

2 C. Stuffed Queen Sevillano Olives
Peel of one orange, Julienne slices
Peel of one lemon, Julienne slices
Peel of one lime, Julienne slices
5 Sprigs of fresh rosemary, peeled off twig
Salt and pepper to taste
8 Garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1/2 C. Olive oil

Drain the olives and place into a large skillet. Add the oil, orange and lemon peel, rosemary leaves and salt and pepper. Heat on medium heat for about 5 minutes - then add the garlic. Heat for an additional minute until warmed. Serve in a pretty bowl and enjoy!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa! Love your recipe for these stuffed Sevillano olives, perfect for entertaining:-) I hope you had a wonderful weekend;-)

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  2. I love all the citrus flavors you paired with these olives, how perfect for a party or just a relaxing night in! Have a great week :).

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  3. Lisa, I love your attitude - from good wines on the weekend to a positive look to the week ahead. Toss in all of your delicious foods and life is good!
    I hope your week is a good one,
    E

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  4. These olives look great and I love the fresh citrus that you added to them, simply delish!

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  5. I love warm olives and your version not only sounds delicious but looks delicious and colorful. I'm adding these to my list of appetizers.

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  6. I never used to like olives, but after a trip to Provence (back in the mid-90's - heehee), I changed my mind! I love these salty, briny little gems!! The varieties from France and Spain are my faves, but California ones are up there as well!

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  7. I love your Friday nights! I wish my husband liked wine, because they sound perfect! These olives look like the perfect appetizer to share.

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  8. I bet these were really good with that wine. I wish I had a glass of it right about now. Hope you got some rest in over the weekend, were did it go and how is Tuesday already. Good thing is it's almost the weekend again, huh. Hope you make more of the fig jam, it was one of my favorites.
    -Gina-

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  9. It's a wonderful idea! I just love this combination!

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  10. I could enjoy olives almost as a meal. These look fantastic and I know they were wonderful with the wine:)

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  11. I love warm olives and like that you added all the citrus to them. Perfect with you wine, I'm sure.

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  12. I love Friday nights too. It's great feeling that we don't have to wake up early next morning...although my kids wake up at same time despite weekends or not! >_< I usually eat just olives but I can already imagine how wonderful it is to eat this way! Now tomorrow is Friday and I'm getting excited for the weekend! :D

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  13. Another week has just passed by. I almost all the time complain about the flying time. Life gets so crazy sometimes we don't get to enjoy it as much as we'd like. Like having wine and cheese with friends. Or enjoying some of these citrus-y olives.

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  14. Okay, I want these tonight with my glass of wine. This would be perfect!

    Enjoy your Friday night wine and appetizers tonight!

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  15. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

    PS I am following you now. If you like Carole's Chatter it would be great if you followed me back.

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