Basic Marinated Olives

any combination of:
–fennel seeds
–lemon, orange, or tangerine peel

Place olives in a bowl. Every now and then add oil to the mix, and every now and then use the oil for cooking. Fish the old spices out when they look tired and add new ones. Refrigerate the olives every night, and take them out in the morning or afternoon so they can be eaten
adapted from Mark Bittman’s column.