I recently read recipe development instructions that stated: “should not include ingredients that are too obscure or aren’t available for the average cook, such as cumin.” Cumin! In a pinch, I’m pretty sure I’ve picked up cumin at 7-11 or the drugstore at midnight (sometimes you need tacos, guys). Living in California with a meyer lemon tree in my yard has probably slanted my perception of what counts as obscure, but surely cumin is common, right?
An easy, no-cook, 5 ingredient appetizer. Kalamata and green olives with chopped sun-dried tomatoes marinated in the sun-dried tomato oil and rosemary. Nice and easy, the hardest part is opening the jar.
It’s Christmas in a few days. I hope everyone who celebrates is ready for their holiday. After Christmas we have New Year’s Eve, that means parties, drinks like pear ginger champagne cocktail and appetizers. I like to serve the olives in different size bowls, that way you can spread them around the appetizer table and the combination of the black and green olives make for a pretty presentation along with fruit and tomato soup shooters with mini grilled cheese.