This take on the traditional holiday dish of olives ushers in the citrus season while bidding adieu to the last of the fennel harvest. The recipe is excerpted from The Rustic Gourmet, Earthy Elegance from the Woods of Northern Michigan (Golightly Press, Williamsburg, 2007) by Marie Lapointe Hanis. The book, which includes essays, was inspired by Hanis’s years working as a cook at a fishing and hunting club in the Pigeon River State Forest. Find the book at

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski