This dish perfumes the whole house with its rich scent, and it takes very little prep time.
Start to Finish Time:
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large baking dish (I use a 12-inch round clay baker), lay olives in a single layer. Mix in all ingredients, cover tightly with foil, and bake 1 hour (stir halfway through baking). Uncover last 10 minutes of baking.
Serve warm, mounded in a decorative bowl, and garnished with strips of lemon zest and chopped fresh herbs. Serve with toothpicks and a bowl for the pits.