Understanding Provence’s Olives and Green Olive Cake
Don’t let the word “cake” throw you off, this recipe is essentially a savoury quick bread. The ingredients can be changed depending on personal tastes, and what you have on hand. This little cake is perfect with a glass of chilled rosé. Ginger and Nutmeg sampled this lovely appetizer at a B&B in the Var, sadly it is no longer in operation.
What is story of Provence’s olives from start to finish?
Ginger has long loved olives, for their salty taste. Nutmeg’s appreciation for olives has been acquired in recent years and certainly more so after spending time in Provence. The olive tree is probably as old as the earth and may have even been one of the plants in the “Garden of Eden.” Olives start as tiny white flowers in the spring and began to mature over the summer months until the fruit is finally harvested in late fall.
Enjoy this easy recipe.