Olive Profumate (Fennel and Orange-Scented Olives)

         Yield: 2 Cups
Categories: Appetizers, Vegetarian, Italian, Lunch, Snacks

1 Garlic clove, finely sliced Zest of 1 orange, cut into -- small pieces 1/2 tb Fennel seeds 2 c Oil cured black olives At least several hours before planning to serve them, mix the garlic, zest & fennel seeds with the olives. Leave them at room temperature fro several hours, or cover & keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve at room temperature by themselves or as part of an antipasto. **NOTE: Avoid using Kalamata olives coz they are too salty & California Black Olives coz they are too bland. Carol Field, "Italy in Small Bites"