Our Tre Sorelle is named after our daughters, who are individuals in their own right. Variations to the theme are a good thing, keeping life vital and fun. Here is an alternative to muffaletto; an olive based recipe with the spiciness to refresh your appetite.
A food processor makes easy work of this. The rich peppery flavors work well with the Tre Sorelle.
Kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup capers
4 cloves garlic
Pit olives if necessary: place on board, squash with edge of large knife, remove pit. Place in food processor. Add drained capers, garlic. Whirl quickly until all are chopped, as in a large mince.
Place in jar or container to age. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Thyme, stir, and top with olive oil.
Let sit overnight in the refrigerator. To serve, bring to room temperature and spread on crackers or French bread.