Olive is the prompt for Thursday. I’m not sure whether this is the fruit or a person or just the name, but I guess a prompt is a prompt and you use it however you like!
Just Jot It January is by Linda Hill (with help from her friends). You can jot something down for the prompt anywhere, any time, just post it on your blog before the end of the month (so it seems). You can read the full instructions here.
Olive – Jan 11th
This is linked back to Kaye’s blog post for the day.
Instant thoughts on ‘olive’…
Olives are an ancient fruit. Much loved by the Greeks and Romans, and probably long before that, too.
Apart from their use in ‘Mediterranean’ cuisine, they are favourite motifs for plates and dishes, especially those for southern European style cooking.
I have had the opportunity to wander through olive groves on Greek islands, and very delightful they were too. I expect if I’d lingered long enough I would have noticed more specific birdlife and insects there, but I always notice the lizards, scurrying away from me into the leaf litter, or just staying still, basking in the sun and eyeing me as I pass.
I’m generally fonder of black olives in my cooking, but green olives are more gentle on the palate for cold buffet-style offerings, like meze or tapas. Which is not what BBC Good Food Guide says!
And now I’m making myself hungry. What have I got with olives in it?