The chilli garlic stuffed olives I had yesterday were not joking about the chilli part. They took my breath away every time. I do love an olive or ten though.
I have two international girls in my class, Harjinda from India and Fiona from Papua New Guinea. They had never tried olives before. I didn’t start them straight off on the chilli ones mind you. Harjinda is vegetarian and I saw her looking at an olive and she held it up and asked me if it was meat and I said, no, no meat, but it might have a seed. So she popped it in then smiled her huge smile and I said – you don’t like it? and she said, no, not so much, lol, then Fiona had one and she said it was okay, not bad. So there you go. I wasn’t too surprised that they’d never had an olive before because there was another young australian girl in the class who’d never had an olive either. And who am I to talk anyway, me who’s never had kale or collard greens.
It was funny because Harjinda had made this mushy carrot and sugar dish, I think it had nut in it as well. And it was very delicious but we were all piling it onto savoury rice crackers and she was saying – it’s sweet, it’s sweet and we’d just nod our heads and slap it on another cracker. She probably went home and told her husband about these crazy Australians who eat sweets on tomato and basil rice crackers.