How To Pit An Olive
You can buy pitted olives, but I think unpitted olives are more flavorful and it is very easy to pit them. Simply place the olives on a cutting board. With the bottom of a small heavy saucepan, a rolling pin or the flat side of a large chef’s knife, press down hard on the olives, one at a time, to split them open. Lift out the pits with your fingers and discard.