This is for my foodie friend Leslie. Love ya!
2 cups black and/or green olives rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 3x 1/2 inch strips of lemon peel
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 to 6 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
In a 1 quart jar with a screw top lid, combine all of the ingredients. Cover and shake to coat olives. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 day, shaking jar occasionally.
To serve, let olives stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Drain olives, discard bay leaf and marinade. Makes 8-10 servings.