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Salads and Dressings

Portulac Salad – Purslane – Pig weed

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Portulac or Purslane can be found in the Mediterranean, Northern Africa but also in Mexio. It is a leaf vegetable. Here on the island it grows near the sea. It likes the salty air but needs water. It is particularly healthy plant. Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. Purslane [...]



Marinated Octopus on Cucumber and Melon Salad

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a dish with melon. This time I combine a cucumber – sugar melon salad with marinated octopus. This juicy combination of tastes is perfect for the summer weather. A fresh salad combining the flavours of the Mediterranean. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via [...]



Boat Picnic IV – Lentil salad with ginger and peach

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a salad that is ideal to be taken along on a Picnic. After having tasted this salad my friends and I decided that it was missing some fresh coriander. That’s why the coriander is added to the ingredients and recipe but can not be seen on the photo. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]



Dakos

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a recipe that uses Paximadi bread. This dry bread with barley is used a lot in Greek cuisine and Dakos is the classic dish for it. A hearty salad with tomato and feta cheese for hot weather. The Italian equivalent is Friselle, a dish that is common in Apulia. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



Boat Picnic III – Giant beans in tomato sauce

Jul 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Last but not least I want to present the bean salad that Will had prepared. This dish is commonly known in Greece as φασόλια γίγαντες. Will had made an alteration to the recipe though. He had placed the cooked beans on top of Paximadi bread, which is used for Dakos. A dish of dried bread [...]



Boat Picnic II – Carrot-Curry-Ginger Salad with raisins

Jul 13th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

The second salad we had on board was made by Annette. She had prepared an oriental style salad made out of carrots, ginger, curry and raisins. The carrots are slightly cooked which leaved the salad with a bite. The seasoning is very different form a traditional salad dressing which was very welcome on board. Bookmark [...]



Boat Picnic I – Tomato and lentil salad with dried lemon

Jul 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

During the summer months I take refuge on a little island. But even here it gets hot, so we do boat trips to cool off and swim. This is always a great opportunity to do a picnic. Everybody brings a dish which leads usually to a surprise feast. Today I will present my tomato and [...]



Fried cauliflower

Jul 4th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

If you are looking for a Mediterranean vegetable dish that is easy to do, you found it. Fried cauliflower is easy to make and tasted great. I am sure that even those who don’t like cauliflower love this dish. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share [...]



Poached egg and crispy bacon – Salade Lyonnaise

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Today the recipe brings us to France. The Salade Lyonnaise is a classic dish from the town of Lyon. It is prepared with Frisee salad but can be also done with arugula. The important thing is that the salad is a bit bitter. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up [...]



Striftari Salad – Σαλάτα απο Στριφτάρι

Jun 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

The Striftari is a Greek noodle. It is often served as salad rather than a regular pasta dish. You can find Striftaria with all sorts of flavors. Mine were seasoned with spinach an garlic, which developed a wonderful scent while boiling them. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share [...]