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I have an 8 year old with a very expensive habit. She is addicted to those fancy shriveled olives floating in a marinade of oil and yummy mystery spices that cost 7 or 8 dollars for a little glass jar. My budget favours pitted black olives on sale for a dollar a can. The last time she wiped out a jar of the expensive olives in one sitting I drained the liquid off of a can of cheap black olives and put them in the left over liquid from the expensive olives. A couple of days later those black olives were up to the kid's standards. So I am trying to replicate the greek olive marinade. I tried mixing olive oil + basalmic vinegar + minced garlic and while yummy it wasn't quite right. I checked on the internet and found a couple of recipes which basically come down to oil + vinegar + variety of spices. Of course it's the spices that are the problem. The recipe for the "greek marinade" calls for oregano and thyme, but again, that doesn't quite get it. Does anyone have a recipe that they love, that is a good imitation of the expensive gourmet olives?
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