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VeganMoFo: More Adventurous.

The only thing in the universe that I flat out refuse to eat, is olives. It’s a since birth thing, the smell alone makes me gag. About five years ago my brother came home and talked about making something with capers and when I asked him what a caper was, he said they were ‘like little olives’. That’s all I needed to hear! I stayed far away.

Last week, I was in the grocery store doing a casual stroll. It wasn’t that busy so I was able to go at my leisure and examine pretty much everything on the shelves, I mostly do this in the international aisle because it’s the most interesting part of the commissary. Anyway, I spied a jar of capers. Everyone on the PPK has been raving about this Caesar Salad, but it has capers. I really wanted to try it, so I figured I could take the jar home and try one and if I puked I would give them to someone else. So I bought them, got home, opened the jar, and popped one in my mouth. And it…tasted…NOTHING LIKE AN OLIVE. My brother lied to me. Eh, what else is new.

So I asked for suggestions on what to do with them, and decided to put them with pasta in a lemon butter sauce. There’s also artichokes and spinach, I was going to use sun dried tomatoes but I opened the jar and they were kind of gross looking. I’ve never made lemon butter sauce so at first there was too much lemon, so I added some agave nectar so it wasn’t so tart. Then it was too sweet, so I added more salt. And cracked pepper. I was worried that it tasted weird but Brian’s mom went apeshit over it so I guess it was okay.

posted: 07 November 16
under: food, pictures, veganmofo

  • That sounds well tasty! I’m with you: olives = evil, capers = tasty alternative.

    Your zines arrived in the Aussie post just a couple of days ago and I’ve been immersed in them ever since, trying to work out which recipe to try first. Your nights of paper cuts, sleep deprivation and battling the copy centre have brought me joy… in a totally non-sadistic way. Thank you.

  • mommy

    I don’t do “apeshit” – I’m just graciously animated.

  • how funny!! I too despise olives, but can handle the taste of capers (especially in pasta dishes).

  • I’m glad you’ve come to know and love the deliciousness of capers.

  • I agree, olives are truly foul things. Capers I remain relatively neutral about, but my mother, who LOVES olives, hates capers. Go figure…

  • amy

    it took me forevers to get into olives, but believe me when i say: kalamatas FTW. i started eating them in salads and expanded from there. capers and olives share their brininess, but that’s where it ends.

    now, seriously, make that damn salad. it’s life-changing.