It is a bummer that it falls on a Monday Work Day but I will figure it out. National Olive Day according to the National Days Calendar is June 1st, this Monday. I am an absolute olive freak but my favorite way to enjoy olives is in a martini. So you can see my dilemma. I may have to take a half day.

I can't trace any of my relatives back to European Olive country but it must be somewhere in my blood. I only use olive oil to cook and that's a big deal because I am from the heartland the home of corn oil and Cisco. I have been know to eat more than my share of black olives out of the can at family holidays. And don't get me

According to the National Days Calendar post, olive are one of the oldest fruits. They symbolize peace, love hope and friendship. The range in taste from sweet to bitter and they come in all kinds of colors. There are around 500 types of olives but my favorite hands down are the big green olives you stick in a traditional Tito's Martini, shaken not stirred.

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