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    • Bread and Baking  (14)
      • Cake with candied fennel 

        I had a fennel bulb left over and was more into baking then cooking. I decided to use the fennel in a rather unusual way. Fennel in a cake, I had never…

      • Cake with fresh Cherries 

        Driving back from Sparti we came through a village called Kerassea (Kerassi is cherry in Greek). There, on the side of the road sat an old lady selling…

      • Crusty flatbread 

        Not only Mark Bittmans "the minimalist" is featuring this recipe, but also one of my favourite cooking magazines Lust auf Genuss. At "the minimalist"…

      • Feta cheese pastries with artichoke, mint and cinnamon 

        Dear friends of mine have invited me to cater for a Mediterranean evening on an island. The occasion is a wedding reception. Driven by my perfectionism I am…

      • Gingerbread upside down apple cake 

        I discovered this delicious apple cake at Smiten Kitchens blog. It seemed to be a fairly easy recipe and the thought of caramel in connection with apples…

      • Lazy Cheesepie - ΤΕΜΠΕΛΟΤΥΡΟΠΙΤΑ 

        O ΤΕΜΠΕΛΗΣ (O Tebelis) is the lazy one. This zesty cheesepie is easy to prepare and goes really fast. It is ideal for the lazy chefs that do not…

      • Melomakarona - a Greek Christmas classic - Mελομακάρονα 

        These little, soft cookies that are dipped into a Honey syrup you can only find around Christmas here in Greece. Melomakarona are made form late November…

      • Naan bread – yeast free 

        Indian curry requires rice or Naan bread to go along with it. I always wanted to try to bake Naan bread as it is very similar to Pita bread we know in the…

      • Onion pie 

        This simple onion pie is easy to prepare. It is really tasty and you don't have to wait much for the dough as it is made with baking powder. The onion pie…

      • Parmigiano buns 

        Nothing is more delicious than the smell of fresh baked bread in a flat. Especially this bread has a appetizing scent because it is loaded. It is loaded…

      • Piadina Romagnola 

        This is a recipe from my aunt Sue. She is a big fan of Italy and Italian cuisine. She often prepares Piadina Romagnola to accompany a meal or as a snack…

      • Rosemary bread 

        Before returning to Athens, I wanted to make use of the fresh rosemary in the garden that grows in large bushes. I love the smell that rosemary produces…

      • Spanakopita - Spinach and Feta cheese pie 

        This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is…

      • Spring onions in filo pastry (Μπουρεκάκι με κρεμμύδι) 

        This is an amazingly minimalistic recipe. The dish consists only of filo pastry and spring onions. Just some salt, pepper and olive oil added to season it.…

    • Breakfast  (8)
      • Baked apple jam 

        This time of the year is known for baked apple. The peeled apple is baked in the oven with cloves, nuts and cinnamon until it is soft. It is served hot as…

      • Baked eggs with leek 

        One of my favourite brunch recipes is baked eggs with leeks. It is easy to make, takes barly any preparation time and tastes delicious. The smell of leek…

      • Grape jelly 

        The court yard is full with grapes. They have seeds though and I prefer to eat the grapes without seeds. The idea came up to turn the grapes into jelly and…

      • Greek yogurt with fruits 

        Before the summer ends I want to post my favorite breakfast. Greek yogurt with fruits is something I can always eat. On Sundays this is what I usually…

      • Keik me Fraules – Strawberry cake (κέικ με φράουλες) 

        The Greeks are not known for their breakfast. They do not really eat breakfast this is as well the reason why you don’t really find breakfast in Greek…

      • Lemon jam - Aunt Bina's recipe 

        When I arrived in the house on the top of the hill, I was stunned by how full the lemon tree in the garden was. I had never seen so many ripe lemons on the…

      • Marmelade 

        The season for the bitter orange is over but still I had a few oranges left on the tree. As I had failed previously in making marmalade, I consulted my…

      • Tahini and honey spread - Tαχινόμελο 

        This bread spread was a great discovery. Once I had finished preparing the Tahini and honey spread I tried with a piece of rusk. Amazing taste i though,…

    • Desserts and Sweets  (27)
      • Almond Florentine Crackers 

        This truly easy and delicious way of making Almond Florentine Crackers I have discovered at The English Kitchens blog. Italian salt crackers are used as a…

      • Apple Streusel Cake 

        A easy to do cake that fits the season. Apple can be found easily now and to use it in baking always results in a juicy cake. You can vary different kinds…

      • Bougatsa – Greek Curd Cheese Cake - Μπουγάτσα 

        The Bougatsa has great similarities with what the Austrians call “Topfenstrudel”. This cake you get to buy in bakeries but you sometimes get it as well…

      • Cake with fresh Cherries 

        Driving back from Sparti we came through a village called Kerassea (Kerassi is cherry in Greek). There, on the side of the road sat an old lady selling…

      • Chocolate Cherry Brownies 

        I discovered this brownies recipe at the 101 cookbooks blog. The parents in law visiting us was a good opportunity to try out the recipe. Nothing better…

      • Chocolate pudding with Cayenne pepper 

        Easy and fast was the promise of Joumana in her blog and she was right. The pudding is one of the fastest desert I ever made and the the combination…

      • Gingerbread upside down apple cake 

        I discovered this delicious apple cake at Smiten Kitchens blog. It seemed to be a fairly easy recipe and the thought of caramel in connection with apples…

      • Grapefruit Sorbet with sweet Basil Pesto 

        I was not so sure if the Tarte Tatin would be the right finish for the Secret Supper, so I tried something else. This Grapefruit Sorbet certainly was more…

      • Honey and cinnamon puffs - Loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες) 

        As Christmas is approaching I am doing more sweet dishes and try to find tastes that fit the season. Although you can find Loukoumades all year around in…

      • Keik me Fraules – Strawberry cake (κέικ με φράουλες) 

        The Greeks are not known for their breakfast. They do not really eat breakfast this is as well the reason why you don’t really find breakfast in Greek…

      • Lemon cream – Κρέμα λεμονιού 

        At this time of the year the lemon trees in Greece are full of fruit. Lemon can be used in many different ways in cooking. Besides the classics such as…

      • Lemon Curd Cheese Cake 

        This truly delicious cheese cake I discovered on Petras blog called “Chilli und Ciabata”. She has a nice selection of cakes there and this is the first…

      • Lemon Meringue Tart 

        I spend several hours a week surfing my colleagues website. I have a whole list of blogs I regularly read and of course I do find plenty of recipes I want…

      • Mascarpone Mousse with apple compote and almond brittle 

        This Creme I have served at my last Secret Supper and every body loved it. The creamy Mascarpone with a touch of Amaretto and Vanilla in combination with…

      • Melomakarona - a Greek Christmas classic - Mελομακάρονα 

        These little, soft cookies that are dipped into a Honey syrup you can only find around Christmas here in Greece. Melomakarona are made form late November…

      • Milk, honey and cinnamon ice cream 

        A delicious ice cream with few ingredients. It is not summer yet, so I wanted an ice cream that has a touch of winter. Hot milk with honey and cinnamon is…

      • Mousse aux Chocolat with Salty Caramel 

        The guests that are coming to the little food event I am doing here in Athens are demanding food that they can not find on the menu of the average…

      • Peach ice cream with dates 

        Due to the hot weather and the availability of fabulous fruits on this little Greek island I got tempted to make some ice cream. I decided to use fresh…

      • Peanut butter cake 

        Having tried Petra’s cheesecake I was tempted to also try her Peanutbutter cake recipe. This peanut butter cake was again a great success. For those who…

      • Pumpkin & Apple Strudel 

        This delicious pumpkin and apple strudel I have dicovered at my colleague Monambelles blog. I varied the ingredients slightly as I could not find dates…

      • Rice pudding - Ρυζόγαλο 

        Childhood memories of my grandmother Elisabeth came up when I prepared this dish today. When ever I visited her there was rice pudding. It had a garnish of…

      • Seffa de Couscous 

        With this recipe "Simplicity's table by the sea" had participated my5th mediterranean cooking event . The topic was Morocco. It was as well the first time…

      • Tahini Chocolate Brownie 

        This fabulous idea originates at Joumana blog. Take a classic American sweet and combine it with orthodox lent tradition. There you go: the Tahini…

      • Tarte Tatin with oranges 

        My next Secret Supper is coming up and I am experimenting with deserts. Yesterday I messed up a jelly from beetroot. After this unpleasant experience I…

      • Tomato Granita with caramelized rosmary and Ouzo 

        Granita is a semi-frozen dessert of sugar, water, and flavourings. Common and traditional flavoring ingredients include lemon, coffee, almonds or mint. In…

      • Upside down pear cake 

        I always have lots of respect when it comes to baking. Usually baking requires precision and patience. Both things that I can only achieve when I really…

      • White Chocolate Mousse Tart With Oreo Cookie Crust 

        This White Chocolate Mousse Tart With Oreo Cookie Crust I have discovered at Petra's Chili und Ciabatta Blog. Her version looks quite different from mine.…

    • Dips  (8)
      • Avocado Tahini Dip 

        A great dip for the hot season is this Avocado and Tahini dip. It goes well with BBQ food but is also a fabulous bread spread. The Avocado Tahini Dip is…

      • Greek Eggplant Salad - Μελιντζανοσαλάτα 

        The Greek Eggplant Salad – Melintsanosalata – is very similar to the Baba Ganoush. The only difference is the use of Tahini, that is not used at all in…

      • Green olive paste 

        Olive paste allways comes in handy. I spread it on crackers but also use it with pasta dishes or vegetable dishes. It allways adds a nice touch to the…

      • Hummus with beetroot 

        Hummus? Again chick peas? Yes, but again a new version. This time I have mixed some of my favorite ingredients to a mezze or dip. Beet root, chickpeas,…

      • Parsley Salad-Μαϊντανοσαλάτα 

        In Greece often dishes are considered a salad that in the rest of the world would be considered a dip. The same occurs with this salad. It falls under the…

      • Spinach Dip 

        I thought of making a soup when I bought the fresh spinach. But then I changed my mind and turned it into a dip. The creamy spinach with some shallots and…

      • Taramosalata (Tαραμοσαλάτα) 

        The Taramosalata is, besides the Tsatziki, the most classical Greek Mezze. Interestingly enough you can find this dish as well in Turky a lot. This salad is…

      • Tzatziki, Tsaziki, Tζατζίκι – Cacık 

        The weather is getting warmer and it is time to come up with some light dishes. Besides that I discovered that I had left out one of the Greek classics.…

    • easy and fast  (36)
      • Baked eggplants with cracked wheat 

        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…

      • Baked fennel with Parmesan cheese 

        Certainly one of the most simple ways of preparing fennel. Certainly my favourite one. Only few ingredients are needed and the taste of the fennel develops…

      • Beet Root Ricottine on Gorgonzola Sauce 

        Discovered at Robert's lamiacucina Blog I had to try a version of these Ricottine instantly. I am always on the look out for quite different dishes for my…

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

        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…

      • Briam 

        A light summer dish made of vegetables. Briam can be found throughout Greece as well as in the surrounding countries. The name lets me assume that the dish…

      • Bulgur with green beans and yogurt sauce 

        A light summer dish that is easy and fast to make. I am a big fan of Bulgur - Cracked wheat. It is very versatile and can be combines with fruit and…

      • Chicken breast in lemon sauce 

        I had posted a similar chicken breast recipe a few days ago. I had prepared it with a sherry and raisins sauce. This one comes with a lemon and white…

      • Chicken breast in Sherry and Raisins sauce 

        The trick to prepare this dish in under 15 minutes is how to treat the chicken breast. I slice the chicken breast, fold it open and then flatten it. This…

      • Chicken breast stuffed with Feta cheese served on Lecsó 

        This is a chicken dish that is done very fast. The fillet of chicken is stuffed with Feta cheese and it is served on a variation of Lecsó (or Letcho)…

      • Chicken in almond and grape sauce 

        The sauce looks like cream but it is not. It is an almond sauce, that is light and smooth and tastes great with some grapes in it. I serve this dish with…

      • Chickpeas with spinach 

        Escaping the busy new year time in Athens I have escaped to Hydra. Here in the Saronic golf things are going slow and quiet. This is exactly what I was…

      • Curd Cheese Gnocchi with Pumpkin Seed Pesto 

        These delicious Gnocchi are made form curd cheese which makes them lighter than the ones form potato. You can be creative with the pesto, the one I made…

      • Dakos 

        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…

      • Eggs Kagiana – Strapazzada – Αυγά Καγιανά – Στραπατσάδα 

        This dish of egg and vegetable can be found under two different names here in Greece. Eggs Kagiana or Strapazzada. This fact made me research a bit. I…

      • Fillet of chicken breast on peas 

        This simple dish can be prepared in just a few minutes. The fillet of chicken breast on peas is baked in 20 minutes. It can also be varied and the peas can…

      • Fried cauliflower 

        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…

      • Fried chickpeas with chorizo and spinach 

        This delicious dish I have discovered at Mr. Bittman's blog. Being a big chickpea fan the recipe was noted down but it took me a while to get to doing it.…

      • Fusilli with zucchini and mint 

        A simple yet delicate pasta dish. I have posted a similar pasta dish lately. This one comes out quite differently though. The mint in the sauce give the…

      • Gnocchi with spinach and Feta cheese 

        I love eating Gnocchi and one of my falourite veggies is fresh spinache. Combining the two results in one of my favourite Gnocchi dishes. Freshly made…

      • Lamb chops marinated with apricot sauce 

        In Greece lamb is very popular. Lamb chops are served a lot in the so called “Psitopoleio – Ψητοπωλείο“ or Grill house. I wanted something…

      • Leek baked with Mozzarella di Buffola 

        I love leek. A fairly simple way of preparing leek is the following. Simply combined with Mozzarella di Buffola and good olive oil brings out the full…

      • Lentil stew the way my mother made it 

        I love lentils in anz form but this recipe is my favourite. Probably because my mother used to cook them this way, as a stew. Lentil stew is a hearty dish…

      • Norma's eggplant salad 

        I had this dish for the first time at Jeanine’s place on the mountain in Hydra. I was stunned that eggplants could be so tasty. As Jeanine was kind enough to…

      • Onion pie 

        This simple onion pie is easy to prepare. It is really tasty and you don't have to wait much for the dough as it is made with baking powder. The onion pie…

      • Polenta with Zucchini Sauce 

        after all the rich dishes around Christmas and New Year I feel very much like having some light and easy food. I always wanted to combine Polenta with…

      • Risotto with porcini secchi 

        This risotto is one of the best "instant food" recipes ever. I always have some dried mushrooms - porcini secchi at home. It is very practical when you…

      • Risotto with preserved mushrooms 

        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…

      • Saganaki, Σαγανάκι 

        You  can find all sorts of use of cooked cheese in the European cuisine. Raclette and Fondue are cooked a lot in central and western Europe. Here in…

      • Salmon with peach and ginger 

        This fish dish is a true summer recipe. The peach gives the fish a fresh and juicy taste the ginger adds an Asian twist to the recipe. The ideal plate for…

      • Savory squash and feta biscuits 

        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…

      • Spaghetti with Octopus 

        I was meeting up with a friend to try out some dishes. We were experimenting with Octopus salad so we had some of the octopus left over. Cooking all day…

      • Stuffed Zucchini 

        These Zucchini or Courgettes stuffed with soft sheeps cheese, raisins and herbs are delicious. They are light and hearty, some grinded nuts give them a bit…

      • Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca 

        The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca…

      • Tagliatelle with vegetable-cheese sauce 

        I am not a big fan of excessive use of cream with my pasta sauce. A little cream is okay though. Also vegetables in combination with cheese are one of my…

      • Tortilla Española, Spanish Tortilla – or also Tortilla de patatas 

        A classic dish of the Spanish cuisine is the Tortilla. It does not require much time an needs just very few ingredients. I like the flavor of fried…

      • Zucchini Avocado salad with Graviera cheese 

        This salad is served in one of my favorite taverns here in Athens called Canela. There they serve simple but tasty Mediterranean food. The important thing…

    • Fish  (29)
      • Bakaliaros Plaki – Μπακαλιάρος πλακί  

        This great fish dish is another result of a cooking session in the Greek Orthodox Monastery. The Abbot had prepared Stockfish - Cod. Stockfisch is found…

      • Anchovies in the oven - Γαύρος στο φούρνο 

        Unlike most Europeans or Americans the Greeks love small fish. According to the season you will find Anchovy (Γάυρος), Pilchard (Σαρδέλλα) but…

      • Apricots filled with smoked trout 

        Around easter time my friend Eberhard and I had spoken about a cookbook with Greek recipes that was published in 1991. The author, an American journalist…

      • Catfish on parsnip puree and oriental Bulgur 

        I figured I am not using parsnip enough which I see a lot lately at the market. I like this vegetable, but often I can't think of what to do with it. This…

      • Dentex with Celery Root 

        The Dentex (Synagrida in Greek) can be found quite a lot in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often put on a BBQ and served only with a bit of olive oil and…

      • Feta cheese pastries with artichoke, mint and cinnamon 

        Dear friends of mine have invited me to cater for a Mediterranean evening on an island. The occasion is a wedding reception. Driven by my perfectionism I am…

      • Filet of Bass served on Couscous 

        Bass is one of the more reasonable fish you can find in Greek fish shops. Greeks love small fish like Sardines, Sprat and Anchovy, larger fish are, due to…

      • Gnocchi with fresh salmon and orange sauce 

        This recipe is a result of a twitter survey on gnocchi recipes I did. The most tempting proposal I got form Fraufeli and she suggested the use of orange…

      • Linguine with Scampi 

        My trip to the central fish market at Athina's Street was successful and I returned with a nice and fresh piece of tuna fish and some great looking scampi. I…

      • Merluza a la Gallega 

        Merluza a la Gallega is a classic Spanish fish dish form Galicia, Spain. The fish used is hake or cod and besides that the recipe doesn’t require much.…

      • Moussakas with tuna 

        This delicious - meat free - Moussakas is an other result of my excursion to the Greek Orthodox Monastery. Focusing on Greek fasting dishes the Abbot…

      • Octopus Stifado - Χταπόδι στιφάδο  

        Al classic dish of the Greek Cuisine and a must during lent. The Stifado with Octopus is one of my favourite Greek dishes. Stifado can be made with…

      • Octopus with pasta - Yuvetsi me Xtapodi 

        Yuvetsi could be considered a kind of stew. It comes with veal but as well with sea food. A main ingredient is small pasta like Kritharaki but any small…

      • Pasta with fresh salmon and Lumaconi 

        This is a simple and delicious dish for lovers of fresh salmon. I love experimenting with different forms and shapes of pasta and this is the outcome of my…

      • Ravioli con Gamberi -Ravioli with a filling of prawns and salmon 

        I was looking for a fish or seafood starter when I came across the ravioli recipe at Robert’s lamiacucina blog. I simply used his recipe for the dough,…

      • Red porgy in the oven 

        Red porgy or Φαγρί can be found quite often here in Greece. Most of the fish is farmed but fishermen also sell it off the boat on the islands. This…

      • Risotto with baby squid 

        This is one of my favourite risotto recipes. One has to find small squid thoug. It is much more tender and soft than the larger ones and its taste is…

      • Salmon poached in coconut milk on cabbage 

        I had discovered a version of this dish while browsing through the website of Scandi Foody but also my colleague Arthurs Tochter had published a similar…

      • Salmon Steak with lemon risotto, spinach and curry sauce 

        A nice combination is always a piece of fish with a lemon risotto. The fish as such dies not need any additional lemon as the risotto has enough acidity. I…

      • Salmon with orange-onion puree 

        I am currenly a lot into fish as you probably have noticed. This time I caught some salmon at my local fish store. I just love salmon, preferably with a…

      • Salmon with peach and ginger 

        This fish dish is a true summer recipe. The peach gives the fish a fresh and juicy taste the ginger adds an Asian twist to the recipe. The ideal plate for…

      • Shrimps in tomato sauce 

        I was glad to discover this dish in my Greek fasting book. I was sure that the monks who had gathered the recipes loved to eat well. And why would they not.…

      • Squid with spinach – Καλαμαράκια με Σπανάκι 

        Currently is probably the best time to eat fish and seafood in Greece. During the summer months when the country is flooded with tourists the quality of…

      • Sushi mediterranean style 

        Having read the blog posts of my German colleague Steph from "Kleinen Kuriositätenladen" about Sushi I felt inspired to experimen with Sushi. Having…

      • Sushi with fresh salmon 

        Eva, whom I had met in my Yoga classes had told me about a fish dealer in the central market that sells superb salmon. He even would be so honest to tell…

      • Taramosalata (Tαραμοσαλάτα) 

        The Taramosalata is, besides the Tsatziki, the most classical Greek Mezze. Interestingly enough you can find this dish as well in Turky a lot. This salad is…

      • Tuna steaks on eggplant rice 

        I had some fish fond left over and as well a perfect piece of tuna from the market. Both needed to be used and so I thought of how to combine both. What came…

      • Turbot in the oven 

        When I bought this terrific Turbot I did not consider that it most probably could not fit any frying pan I had at home. Thank god I found a baking tray…

      • White Grouper poached in milk with Dijon Butter 

        I have cooked this recipe twice lately. Once at home and once for mySecret Supper Event guests. My guests loved the dish. The Dijon mustard butter gives…

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      • Sample Delectable Greek cuisine in Crete 

        Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and is located in the Mediterranean Ocean. This is a favorite destination of people searching for great deals on…

    • Meat and Poultry  (29)
    • Pasta & Gnocchi  (22)
      • Almond pesto 

        Another fruit of the summer garden is the almond. The trees are full of almonds and one of the many things that can be done with them is pesto. A variation…

      • Fusilli with zucchini and mint 

        A simple yet delicate pasta dish. I have posted a similar pasta dish lately. This one comes out quite differently though. The mint in the sauce give the…

      • Fussili with leek, bacon and feta sauce 

        A nice pasta sauce if you like feta cheese. The leek and bacon fit the cheese very well, I am sure one can leave the bacon away to have a lighter dish.…

      • Gnocchi with ginger, cucumber and poppy seeds 

        Gnocchi with ginger, cucumber and poppy seeds is a simple and refreshing dish. I made the "rapid gnocchi" that are mentioned in my posts several times. The…

      • Gnocchi with sage butter 

        A classic Italian dish. Gnocchi with sage butter are easy and fast to make. I am using a little trick to reduce the work even more. The Gnocchi I make are…

      • Gnocchi with spinach and Feta cheese 

        I love eating Gnocchi and one of my falourite veggies is fresh spinache. Combining the two results in one of my favourite Gnocchi dishes. Freshly made…

      • Gnocchi with squash and apple 

        The season is calling for recipes with squash. Also the apple fits the season well. Apple and squash are a great combination when it comes to sauces for…

      • Kritharotto - Κριθαρότο - Risotto without rice 

        A fabulous dish for those who can't decide if they prefer Risotto or Pasta. This dish combines both. Kritharotto - Κριθαρότo - uses the Greek pasta…

      • Lasagne - Lasagna 

        All my friends that come visit me in Greece get a lasagne served at some point. Not that it is a Greek recipe, but it is one of my personal favourites. I…

      • Linguine with Scampi 

        My trip to the central fish market at Athina's Street was successful and I returned with a nice and fresh piece of tuna fish and some great looking scampi. I…

      • Ms. Roula’s Tagliatelle with Champignon mushroom 

        My neighbor in Hydra, Ms. Roula loves to cook. She prepared a lot of classic Greek food but also surprises me with the one or the other easy to do Pasta…

      • Octopus with pasta - Yuvetsi me Xtapodi 

        Yuvetsi could be considered a kind of stew. It comes with veal but as well with sea food. A main ingredient is small pasta like Kritharaki but any small…

      • Pasta salad with figs, bacon and Feta cheese 

        On the search for a tasty summer salad that could be beaten on a boat picnic I came up with this one. The figs always go great with bacon and the feta…

      • Pasta with fresh salmon and Lumaconi 

        This is a simple and delicious dish for lovers of fresh salmon. I love experimenting with different forms and shapes of pasta and this is the outcome of my…

      • Ragù alla bolognese 

        Ragù alla bologneseis certainly one of my favorites. It can be seasoned in many different ways. You can add dried mushrooms, bacon but also clove or…

      • Spaghetti Bolognese - Vegetarian version 

        Was mich an der griechischen Fastenküche so begeistert ist, daß sie recht modern ist. Nicht daß Spaghetti Bolognese eine neue Erfindung wäre, aber die…

      • Spaghetti Carbonara 

        Spaghetti Carbonara is, besides the Aglio e Olio recipe, probably the most simple and easy to do pasta recipe. The only requirements are fresh, organic…

      • Spaghetti with Octopus 

        I was meeting up with a friend to try out some dishes. We were experimenting with Octopus salad so we had some of the octopus left over. Cooking all day…

      • Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca 

        The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca…

      • Tagliatelle with lamb 

        A good way of using my leftovers from the lamb roast is making pasta. I love using Tagliatelle with roasted meat, especially when I have some delicious Jus…

      • Tagliatelle with vegetable-cheese sauce 

        I am not a big fan of excessive use of cream with my pasta sauce. A little cream is okay though. Also vegetables in combination with cheese are one of my…

      • Zucchini Spaghetti 

        Pasta often is a easy to make dish. This recipe is particularly easy to make and tastes delicious. It only has few ingredients, the main one is Zucchini. I…

    • Risotto  (10)
      • Asparagus Risotto 

        Asparagus Risotto is one of my favourite ones, so it came in handy that I found fresh asparagus on the market in Hydra. I love the bite the creamy risotto…

      • Kritharotto - Κριθαρότο - Risotto without rice 

        A fabulous dish for those who can't decide if they prefer Risotto or Pasta. This dish combines both. Kritharotto - Κριθαρότo - uses the Greek pasta…

      • Octopus risotto 

        Again I am cooking with Octopus and this time it is a risotto. I can only recommend Octopus in combination with risotto. Save the boiling water after…

      • Pear Gorgonzola Risotto with Walnuts 

        This risotto is similar to another Gorgonzola Risotto I have her on the blog. This one is featuring pear and walnuts as well as sage. I can only recommend…

      • Risotto al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso 

        I pepped up the classic Risotto al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso with a bit of Williams pear and a little bit of Gorgonzola cheese. A very tasty vegetarian…

      • Risotto with baby squid 

        This is one of my favourite risotto recipes. One has to find small squid thoug. It is much more tender and soft than the larger ones and its taste is…

      • Risotto with porcini secchi 

        This risotto is one of the best "instant food" recipes ever. I always have some dried mushrooms - porcini secchi at home. It is very practical when you…

      • Risotto with roasted apple, bacon and Gorgonzola 

        This turned out to be a truly winterly risotto. Fried apple, bacon and Gorgonzola cheese mixed into a creamy risotto. A great combinations of strong tastes…

      • Squash risotto with walnuts 

        We are in the middle of squash season and I had this one on my "to do" list. The squash risotto is simple as such, it is the walnuts that give it the…

      • Strawberry Risotto 

        I was stunned when I discovered these magnifficant strawberries in the vegetable store, where I usually shop. I was a bit suspicious but the lady that owns…

    • Salads and Dressings  (43)
      • Almira - Aλμύρα - Tamarix gallica 

        One can find a lot of Almira these days in Greece. The plant grows along the Mediterranean coast. Almira is found a lot in France as well. The bush or…

      • Apple and Beetroot salad 

        The nice thing about this salad is the dressing. The mix of sesame oil and W gives it an Asian touch. I marinate the beetroot for a couple of hours in the…

      • Asparagus - Ginger Salad 

        I love green asparagus, especially served as salad. In this case I tried a slightly Asian version. The dish can be eaten cold as a salad or warm with rice.…

      • Bean, cellery, apple salad with hemp oil 

        My colleagues from the Hüttenhilfe blog invited me to try their new organic hemp oil. They produced a great oil in a neat bottle. I like the nutty taste…

      • Beetroot and apple salad with yogurt dressing and wallnuts 

        This salad awakens childhood memories in me. My mother used to make this salad for my father who came home for lunch. He always was into salads a lot and…

      • Beetroot and cherry salad 

        I love using fruit in my salad. Having so many cherries around I took the opportunity to use them in a salad. They can be very well combined with beetroot…

      • Beetroot salad with green pistachio sauce 

        This salad is easy to do if you can get a hold of pre-boiled beets. I do not mean the pickled ones, just boiled. I can get those beetroots here in 500 gram…

      • Boat Picnic I - Tomato and lentil salad with dried lemon 

        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…

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

        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…

      • Boat Picnic III - Giant beans in tomato sauce 

        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…

      • Boat Picnic IV - Lentil salad with ginger and peach 

        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…

      • Bulgur with green beans and yogurt sauce 

        A light summer dish that is easy and fast to make. I am a big fan of Bulgur - Cracked wheat. It is very versatile and can be combines with fruit and…

      • Chickpeas (Ρεβύθια) 

        A favoured starter or Mezze in the Greek cuisine are the chickpeas (Revithia).Along with lentils and fava beans the chick pea is one of the most common…

      • Dakos 

        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…

      • Dakos - a variation 

        A classic Cretan dish is the Dakos Salad. What makes the salad a Dakos salad is the use of Paximadi - a dried bread. Paximadi can be found in different…

      • Fennel and cauliflwer baked with feta cheese 

        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…

      • Fennel and Rucola salad with pumpkin seed oil 

        Fennel and Rucola pair very well. What fits both of them perfectly is pumpkin seed oil. I have made a dressing with honey, mustard, some vinegar and…

      • Fennel Salad with prawns and orange 

        A simple fruity salad that gives a hint of summer. I like salads that are a bit different. This one certainly is. Fennel, prawns, orange, lime and…

      • Fried cauliflower 

        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…

      • Greek Eggplant Salad - Μελιντζανοσαλάτα 

        The Greek Eggplant Salad – Melintsanosalata – is very similar to the Baba Ganoush. The only difference is the use of Tahini, that is not used at all in…

      • Green salad with cashew nuts and lemon dressing 

        Maybe this is less a recipe than a call for the use of nuts when preparing salads. Like in this case where I used cashew nuts, which I had toasted in a pan…

      • Lentil Salad 

        I love lentils but due to the summer heat, eating them as a soup is impossible. So I decided for a lentil salad. Served cold it tastes juicy and refreshing.…

      • Lentil salad with red peppers and baked onions 

        Lentils are one of my favorite ingredients. I like eating them in warm meals as much as in salads. This salad is reduced to a few tasty ingredients.…

      • Marinated Octopus on Cucumber and Melon Salad 

        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…

      • Marinated pumpkin with Mozzarella cheese 

        I was looking for a different use for pumpkin as well as for Mozzarella. The good old soup and the good old Caprese seemed too boring. I came across a…

      • Mint dressing 

        My local vegetable store had fresh mint on sale. It smelled so nice and looked so good that I took a whole bag with me. A good way of using mint, I…

      • Mozzarella and Yoghurt salad 

        This Mozzarella and Yoghurt salad is light and delicious without having any green in it. The fresh marjoram and lemon verbena in combination with lemon…

      • Norma's eggplant salad 

        I had this dish for the first time at Jeanine’s place on the mountain in Hydra. I was stunned that eggplants could be so tasty. As Jeanine was kind enough to…

      • Parsley Salad-Μαϊντανοσαλάτα 

        In Greece often dishes are considered a salad that in the rest of the world would be considered a dip. The same occurs with this salad. It falls under the…

      • Peach and red pepper salad marinated in Tahini dressing 

        When I told my girlfriend about this dressing she looked at me and told me that I probably would be eating alone. When the food was served she ate a lot and…

      • Poached egg and crispy bacon - Salade Lyonnaise 

        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…

      • Portulac Salad - Purslane - Pig weed 

        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…

      • Potato & Fennel salad with Orange 

        This salad is a great side dish for meat but is also a great starter or small lunch. The fennel and the orange give lots of flavors and the potato adds…

      • Roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce 

        At Cucina Casalinga I discovered an interesting way of preparing cauliflower. What had caught my attention was the anchovy sauce that the cauliflower was…

      • Roasted red peppers (Ψητές πιπεριές Φλωρίνης) 

        Roasted red peppers belong to my absolute favourites. You can find them stuffed with goat cheese, I prefer them marinated though. Especially the long,…

      • Salad of Arugula and Zucchini with Chèvre  

        I prepared this salad for a dinner lately and it was a big success. The combination if intensive tastes served on salad was very interesting. A prerequisite…

      • Salad with apple and gomasio 

        I did not know Gomasio until recently, now that I know it though I love using it on salads and pasta dishes. It is a seasoning known well in Asian cuisine…

      • Striftari Salad - Σαλάτα απο Στριφτάρι 

        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…

      • Tabbouleh, Tabouli, تبولة‎ 

        Not only the spelling differs with this dish, also the ingredients depend on where you are. I have made a version of Tabbouleh with couscous, which I…

      • Vleeta - Amaranth - Bλήτα 

        Vleeta is my favourite summer salad. People often think that Vleeta is just some odd green growing in the wild but actually it is one of the oldest cultural…

      • Vleeta with bacon and Graviera cheese 

        In Greece Vleeta falls under the category of Chorta which means "weeds". Botanically it is Amaranth. It is served a lot in Greek cuisine. It is especially…

      • Warm cauliflower salad 

        With the weather cooling down warm salads are more and more welcome. At this time of the year, I prefer a hearty, warm plate to a cold salad. This…

      • Zucchini Avocado salad with Graviera cheese 

        This salad is served in one of my favorite taverns here in Athens called Canela. There they serve simple but tasty Mediterranean food. The important thing…

    • Side Dishes  (10)
      • Baked Beans and Spinach 

        Baked beans and spinach is another fasting dish I want to present. This combination of beans and spinach surprised me with its taste and texture. The beans…

      • Chickpeas with spinach 

        Escaping the busy new year time in Athens I have escaped to Hydra. Here in the Saronic golf things are going slow and quiet. This is exactly what I was…

      • Couscous with pumpkin and apricots 

        I love using couscous lately. It is versatile and easy to prepare. One can mix it with all sorts of ingredients, not necessarily only with parsley and mint…

      • Eggplant rolls 

        This recipe I found in a cookbook called "flavours of the mediterranean" which I had gotten form my almost mother in law for Christmas. Finally I had…

      • Fennel in the pan 

        I had some fennel left from the chicken dish I had prepared the other day. For my personal taste the best way to prepare fennel is to prepare it as simple as…

      • Rosemary Potatoes 

        I love this way of preparing potatoes. They become crusty from the outside while turning soft and mushy on the inside. They go well with meat and fish, but I…

      • Spring onions in filo pastry (Μπουρεκάκι με κρεμμύδι) 

        This is an amazingly minimalistic recipe. The dish consists only of filo pastry and spring onions. Just some salt, pepper and olive oil added to season it.…

      • Warm cauliflower salad 

        With the weather cooling down warm salads are more and more welcome. At this time of the year, I prefer a hearty, warm plate to a cold salad. This…

      • Zucchini Pilaf with nuts and pomegranate 

        This Pilafi or Pilaf is a light summer dish that can be served warm or cold. You can vary the ingredients. The Pilafi tastes great with okra or peas but you…

      • Μelinzanokeftedes - Μελιτζανoκεφτεδες 

        Seven weeks befor Easter Lent beginns in Christianity. So with also here in Greece. For those who take fasting verz serious certain rules apply according…

    • Soups  (36)
      • Apple and almond soup 

        A thick, hearty soup for cold days. The soup reminds me a bit of Asian sweet and sour soups. The almonds give it plenty of volume. With a slice of bread…

      • Artichoke soup 

        This delicious soup can be prepared with fresh artichokes, but works as well with frozen ones. I have used the frozen ones and must say, that the soup is…

      • Avgolemono Soup - Σούπα αυγολέμονο 

        I can´t think of anything more Greek than Avgolemono. Many dishes are cooked and served with this sauce of egg and lemon. You can also find it in the…

      • Beetroot Gazpacho 

        This Gazpacho has a more intense coloring than the classic version of the dish. The beetroot gives it an earthy touch that goes well with the tomato,…

      • Beetroot soup with Wasabi 

        This is a wonderful fall-soup. I don’t only love the colour but also the taste of this beetroot soup. It is a bit of a freestyle food version of a…

      • Broccoli Cream Soup 

        Broccoli is in season here and so is soup. Nothing better to come home to a hot cup of tasty and healthy soup. This one is again easy to make. All you need…

      • Cacik - cold yoghurt soup 

        This chilled Yogurt soup is called Cacik. It can be found in the eastern Mediterranean, especially in Turky. There is nothing more refreshing on a hot…

      • Cauliflower soup 

        The temperature is rising but I still can't stop making soups. This time I used cauliflower. In my opinion cauliflower is under estimated. This vegetable…

      • Chicken soup – Κοτόσουπα 

        The ideal time for a hot cup of soup has come. It is cold outside and nothing warms up better than a hot bowl of soup. Chicken soup is said to to wonders…

      • Chickpea soup with Radicchio and Prosciuto ham 

        This hearty soup is prepared with salad. Radicchio is the salad of choice. This purple salad with a bitter tone goes very well with Prosciutto Crudo and…

      • Chickpea soup with tomato 

        Having seen a chickpea soup at lamiacuccina’s blog, I felt inspired. The thought of combining chickpea, rosemary and tomatoes made me hungry and I had to…

      • Chickpea soup – Revithada – Ρεβιθάδα 

        There are many recipes for the classic Greek chickpea soup the Revithada. One can find this soup throughout Greece, it is very famous on the island of…

      • Cold Beet Root Soup with Campari and Orange Juice ice cubes 

        A creative, cold soup made from beet roots. The soup fits perfectly well the hot weather. A sip of Campari and the orange juice ice cubes give and exotic…

      • Cold Zucchini and potato soup with roasted almonds 

        A an other delicious cold soup is the cold zucchini and potato soup with roasted almonds. The almonds give the soup a lot of volume and the yogurt provides…

      • Eggplant and lemon soup 

        There are lots of eggplants to be seen on the market stands and in the super markets here in Greece. A good reason to use them in all different sorts of…

      • Fanny’s fish soup 

        Fanny's fish soup is easy and fast to make. You have the benefits of intense and tasty fish soup without using a fish stock. The aroma comes form the…

      • Gazpacho with watermelon 

        A gazpacho with a twist. After having posted the plain one and the version with beet root I am posting the one with watermelon. The watermelon gives a…

      • Gazpacho – a chilled spanish soup 

        This summer I was preparing a lot of Gazpacho soup for my guests. This cold and refreshing soup is a perfect starter because it quickens the appetite in…

      • Green olive and anchovy soup 

        A truly different soup. Ingredients as such are typical for the Mediterranean and go well together but one would expect them rather to be served separately…

      • Iced vegetable soup 

        Ideal for summer weather is this cold version of a vegetable soup. It is an alternative to Gazpacho, which I have written about quite a lot this summer.…

      • Lentil and ham soup 

        It was time for a hearty dish and hardly any dish fits this word better than a hot, thick lentil soup with speck or ham. My girlfriend was hungry, thank…

      • Lentil soup with Feta cheese 

        In Greece you would rarely get lentils or lentil soup served with out Feta cheese. It is too good of a match. Still I am posting one of my favorite…

      • Moroccan lentil soup 

        My blog events are always a great inspiration for me. So many nice recipes the contestants are posting! Many of those land on my "to cook" list. The…

      • Moroccan pea soup - Bessara 

        I found fresh peas at the market and decided to use them for a Moroccan pea soup. A great, thick, slighly spicy soup called Bessara. The soup can also be…

      • Paparot – Spinach and Polenta Soup 

        This is a simple but delicious soup from the "Friaul" area. The ingredients are reduced to spinach and Polenta. This delicious soup can be a whole lunch if…

      • Parsley foam soup 

        I had eaten this soup many years ago at my fathers house. Now that I wanted to cook it I could not recall much but a few details of the preparation. This…

      • Potato Coconut Soup 

        An interesting result of my latest soup experiments is this potato coconut soup. A combination I initially could not imagine to work. In the end it did and…

      • Salmorejo 

        This soup is from Cordoba, Spain and has a great similarity with Gazpacho. It is reduced to a few ingredients and contains no cucumber. Salmorejo is also…

      • Simple fish soup - Ψαρόσουπα 

        I was lucky. The fishing boat had landed the minute I entered the port. It was not the greatest choice of fish but for a fish soup ideal. The fish was as…

      • Soup of celery root and apple 

        I had some celery root left over from my soup cooking experience a few days ago, so I decided to fully focus on the cellery. I figured that apple is great…

      • Soup of roasted carrot and coconut milk 

        Again the weather called for soup. I had some carrots left and decided to use them up. I started looking out for soups at my colleagues blogs and found a…

      • Tomato soup 

        Another simple thing to cook and eat is tomato soup. Like most soups I like it has only few but fresh ingredients. This one is one of my favourite soups…

      • Vegetable soup with beans and chickpeas 

        The cold weather here in Athens calls for a hot soup. Currently I am  experimenting a lot with all sorts of vegetable soups. This time I wanted a soup…

      • Vichyssoise à la Paul Bocuse 

        When I saw the Vichyssoise soup at Paules blogI got temted to try this potato and leek soup myself. Also this Spanish blog I am regularly reading, has a…

      • Zucchini and carrot soup 

        I am a big soup fan and certainly can eat soup every day. Cold or hot, I do not mind. I like to experiment and combine tastes and textures. This recipe I…

      • Zucchini Cheese soup 

        Looking through my RSS reader I discovered a Zucchini and Cheese soup at Joumanas blog. I had to modify the choice of cheese but the rest of the ingredients…

    • Starters  (34)
      • Apricots filled with smoked trout 

        Around easter time my friend Eberhard and I had spoken about a cookbook with Greek recipes that was published in 1991. The author, an American journalist…

      • Baked Beans and Spinach 

        Baked beans and spinach is another fasting dish I want to present. This combination of beans and spinach surprised me with its taste and texture. The beans…

      • Baked eggplants with cracked wheat 

        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…

      • Baked Olives 

        Olives often miss a special touch when bought. Marinating them helps a lot to turn them into an experience. This time I did not have much time to marinate…

      • Beet root, Feta cheese and anchovy casserole 

        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…

      • Chickpeas (Ρεβύθια) 

        A favoured starter or Mezze in the Greek cuisine are the chickpeas (Revithia).Along with lentils and fava beans the chick pea is one of the most common…

      • Chickpeas with spinach 

        Escaping the busy new year time in Athens I have escaped to Hydra. Here in the Saronic golf things are going slow and quiet. This is exactly what I was…

      • Couscous with pumpkin and apricots 

        I love using couscous lately. It is versatile and easy to prepare. One can mix it with all sorts of ingredients, not necessarily only with parsley and mint…

      • Dátiles con tocino - Dates in Bacon 

        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…

      • Eggplant rolls 

        This recipe I found in a cookbook called "flavours of the mediterranean" which I had gotten form my almost mother in law for Christmas. Finally I had…

      • Falafel 

        Reading the post of Madelene reminded me of my search for finger food. This dish seemed ideal for the party I had to cater for. Light, mediterranean dish,…

      • Fennel and cauliflwer baked with feta cheese 

        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…

      • Fennel and Feta cheese in puff pastry 

        I discovered this at the German blog of my fellow blogger kochessenz, which means as much as the essence of cooking. I had never tried the combination of…

      • Fennel in the pan 

        I had some fennel left from the chicken dish I had prepared the other day. For my personal taste the best way to prepare fennel is to prepare it as simple as…

      • Feta cheese pastries with artichoke, mint and cinnamon 

        Dear friends of mine have invited me to cater for a Mediterranean evening on an island. The occasion is a wedding reception. Driven by my perfectionism I am…

      • Fried chickpeas with chorizo and spinach 

        This delicious dish I have discovered at Mr. Bittman's blog. Being a big chickpea fan the recipe was noted down but it took me a while to get to doing it.…

      • Fried Okra with cumin dressing and pomegranate syrup 

        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…

      • Keftedes with Apricot Chutney 

        Reading the kali orexi blog once more I got inspired to try out a crossover of Greek and Indian cuisine. Using the greek keftedes and combining them with a…

      • Kosheri 

        Kosheri is a classic Moroccan dish. Is is light and nutritious. It is easy to make when you have lots of guests. For us it seems to be a rather strange mix…

      • Leek baked with Mozzarella di Buffola 

        I love leek. A fairly simple way of preparing leek is the following. Simply combined with Mozzarella di Buffola and good olive oil brings out the full…

      • Marinated pumpkin with Mozzarella cheese 

        I was looking for a different use for pumpkin as well as for Mozzarella. The good old soup and the good old Caprese seemed too boring. I came across a…

      • Millefeuille of eggplants and parmesan cheese chips 

        When I served this dish to my guests they were excited about the combination of hot and juicy eggplant with crusty parmesan chips. I spotted this recipe…

      • Ravioli con Gamberi -Ravioli with a filling of prawns and salmon 

        I was looking for a fish or seafood starter when I came across the ravioli recipe at Robert’s lamiacucina blog. I simply used his recipe for the dough,…

      • Risotto with preserved mushrooms 

        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…

      • Roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce 

        At Cucina Casalinga I discovered an interesting way of preparing cauliflower. What had caught my attention was the anchovy sauce that the cauliflower was…

      • Roasted red peppers (Ψητές πιπεριές Φλωρίνης) 

        Roasted red peppers belong to my absolute favourites. You can find them stuffed with goat cheese, I prefer them marinated though. Especially the long,…

      • Saganaki, Σαγανάκι 

        You  can find all sorts of use of cooked cheese in the European cuisine. Raclette and Fondue are cooked a lot in central and western Europe. Here in…

      • Savory squash and feta biscuits 

        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…

      • Spanakopita - Spinach and Feta cheese pie 

        This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is…

      • Spring onions in filo pastry (Μπουρεκάκι με κρεμμύδι) 

        This is an amazingly minimalistic recipe. The dish consists only of filo pastry and spring onions. Just some salt, pepper and olive oil added to season it.…

      • Taramosalata (Tαραμοσαλάτα) 

        The Taramosalata is, besides the Tsatziki, the most classical Greek Mezze. Interestingly enough you can find this dish as well in Turky a lot. This salad is…

      • Trachanopita - Τραχανόπιτα με φέτα 

        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…

      • Warm cauliflower salad 

        With the weather cooling down warm salads are more and more welcome. At this time of the year, I prefer a hearty, warm plate to a cold salad. This…

      • Zucchini Pilaf with nuts and pomegranate 

        This Pilafi or Pilaf is a light summer dish that can be served warm or cold. You can vary the ingredients. The Pilafi tastes great with okra or peas but you…

    • Stew  (4)
      • Indian Curry with roots and tubers 

        I was on a quest to find a suiting recipe for the World Yoga Day and certainly it should not be anything Mediterranean. Something Indian would fit though.…

      • Lentil stew the way my mother made it 

        I love lentils in anz form but this recipe is my favourite. Probably because my mother used to cook them this way, as a stew. Lentil stew is a hearty dish…

      • Methi Chole 

        This is another dish that I tried on my quest for the ideal dish for the World Yogi day. it is called Methi Chole which means chickpeas with Methi leaves.…

      • Moroccan lamb stew with peas 

        This Moroccan lamb dish is being served in the Casa Moro restaurant in London. I love theese sort of dishes where the lamb meat gets so soft that it falls…