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Dátiles con tocino – Dates in Bacon

Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Dates in bacon are the ideal Tapa or Mezze. They go perfectly with wine. Ideally you serve them right out of the oven when the bacon is crispy and the dates are still warm inside. Preparation time: 5 minutes Baking time: 10 minutes difficulty: very easy Ingredients for 4 people: 18 dates 9 slices of [...]



Fennel and cauliflwer baked with feta cheese

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Starters

Fennel and cauliflower baked is the ideal warm salad but you can also let it cool off or serve it slightly chilled. Feta cheese goes well with these veggies and it does not require much time to prepare. Preparation time: 25 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 fennel bulb 2 cloves of garlic 1 [...]



Risotto with preserved mushrooms

Jan 5th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I love to cook this dish when I want a healthy meal and have not much time to prepare it. This light and tasty risotto is cooked in roughly 20 minutes. It is great when I have guests surprising me because I always store some Antipasti Mushrooms in a jar at home. Preparation time: 3 [...]



Savory squash and feta biscuits

Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I got the idea to these savory biscuits at 101 Cookbooks .I had no muffin baking tray at home but really wanted to try the recipe, so I decided to skip the muffin form. These savory biscuits are a great snack or finger food for parties. They are best served out of the oven, having [...]



Beet root, Feta cheese and anchovy casserole

Oct 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Beet root, Feta and anchovy is a bit of a particular combination. The taste is great though. I new that Feta and beetroot go well together as they are served in combination in Greek taverns. The anchovy ads a fine, earthy taste to the dish. Preparation: 5 minutes cooking time: 50 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: [...]



Roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce

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

At Cucina Casalinga I discovered an interesting way of preparing cauliflower. What had caught my attention was the anchovy sauce that the cauliflower was served with. The aroma of the baked cauliflower mixer very well with the lemon and garlic in the anchovy sauce. The fish does not taste as strong as expected but adds [...]



Trachanopita – Τραχανόπιτα με φέτα

Sep 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Trachanas is a type of fermented cracked wheat with yogurt. It can be found in Turkish, Albanian, Persian, Greek and Bulgarian language, so I assume it is quite spread in the these regions. Often it is turned into a soup but one can also make a pie from it as you can see above. Bookmark [...]



Fennel and Feta cheese in puff pastry

Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

I discovered this at the German blog of my fellow blogger kochessenz, which means as much as the essence of cooking. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Share on xing Subscribe to the comments on [...]



Fried Okra with cumin dressing and pomegranate syrup

Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Not everybody likes Okra. For many people it seems to “slimy” once it is cooked. In Greece you con find it often cooked in a tomato and onion sauce which leads to very soft okra. Here they are called Βamies (Μπάμιες). I have just fried them in some olive oil which results in crispy okra. [...]



Baked eggplants with cracked wheat

Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

A great light summer dish. If you like eggplants and oriental spicing, this is your dish. The eggplants gets marinated and baked with a orange and garlic mix which gives it and exotic flavor. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]