Oh! to be in Paris for Bastille Day! Well I'm only nine miles away, from Paris, Kentucky that is. I love knowing everyones holidays because they all revolve around food. This is a "take it outside" holiday. Yes, a picnic. With fresh fruit, homemade bread and cheeses, shaved roast chicken and tapenade, Champagne or sparkling wine, sweet tea or Kool-Aid. You get the idea!
Tapenade (Olive Caper Paste)
2 3/4 cups
Combine in a food processor:
2 cups black olives, pitted
3 anchovy fillets, rinsed and patted dry
3 tablespoons drained capers
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice or brandy
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves of 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepper
Pulse mixture to a coarse puree.