Olives shine at Christmastime

Olives are the go-to ingredient this time of the year. Not only are the enticing black and green glossy fruits the hostess’s ultimate all-rounder for canapés (or for putting that final flourish to a festive martini), but olive oil adds a golding touch to the Christmas table, too. For those with a knack for crafts, olive branches make the most beautiful wreathes and table décor. And, of course, a jar of pickled olives is a gift most will happily accept.

Here, some visual inspiration for using the olive in all its wonderful incarnations for a dash of festive cheer…

Olive, Tomato, Mozarella and Rosemary Salad

Olive, Tomato, Mozarella and Rosemary Salad

Olive Branch Table Wreath

Olive Branch Table Wreath

Gift Jars of Marinated Olives

Gift Jars of Marinated Olives

Olive Santa Penguins

Olive Santa Penguins

If you fancy trying any of these fabulous ideas, don’t hesitate to drop us a line – we’ll make sure you get all the necessary olivey accoutrements you require before Santa arrives – even the leafy branches, if you’re ambitious enough.

Alternatively, see our great range of olive and olive oil products, which includes a limited offer Oil-and-Pickled Olive Hamper available at a special ‘farm gate’ price.

Watch this space for delicious festive recipes using olives and olive oil…

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