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Octopus with pasta – Yuvetsi me Xtapodi

Aug 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

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 size pasta will do. I have chosen to cook a Yuvetsi with Octopus. You can cook this dish with frozen Octopus when you don’t have a [...]



Lasagne – Lasagna

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

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 love to eat lasagne. Yesterday I had some friends over for dinner and I served lasagne as a main course. My neighbour Ms. [...]



Apricots filled with smoked trout

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes, Starters

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 named Susie Jacobs, had lived in Greece, mostly in Hydra. From 1976 on, she collected throughout the years a great number of recipes but also created her own ones.Eberhard, [...]



Cake with fresh Cherries

Jun 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

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 cherries and I could do nothing but stop. I bought three kilos of cherries from her. Today I had to use those juicy, fresh cherries instantly. I [...]



Feta cheese pastries with artichoke, mint and cinnamon

May 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Fish, Recipes, Starters

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 trying one finger food recipe after the other. Today I have tried feta cheese pastries that satisfied me. Though they are a classical part of Greek cuisine [...]