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Moroccan lamb stew with peas

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Stew

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 off the bone. It as well is easy to make and requires hardly any preparation. Due to the seasoning, the lamb taste is not too [...]

Bakaliaros Plaki – Μπακαλιάρος πλακί

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

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 quite frequently in the Greek cuisine though it is mostly not produced in Greece. The great advantage of Stockfish is that it can be stored easily as it is [...]

Octopus Stifado – Χταπόδι στιφάδο

Mar 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

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 chicken, lamb, or veal but the verison with octopus is the most delicious, at least for me. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]

Moussakas with tuna

Feb 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

This delicious – meat free – Moussakas is an other result of my excursion to the Greek Orthodox Monastery. Focusing on Greek fasting dishes the Abbot proposed to show me how to prepare this classic Greek dish with Arabic roots. What makes this dish so special is the use of tuna fish in the tomato [...]

Shrimps in tomato sauce

Feb 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

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. Big shrimps or prawns in a juicy tomato sauce sound like a great fasting dish to me. The few ingredients used in this [...]

Baked Beans and Spinach

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

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 are melting, the spinache is jusicy. The onion and the garlic give a nice falvour to the vegetarian dish. In later posts I will also present some fish [...]

Μelinzanokeftedes – Μελιτζανoκεφτεδες

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes

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 to the day of the week and the week you are in. Some of the days vegan food is in demand, on other days the consumtion of oil, wine and [...]

Lamb in the bag

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

I do admit, that the photo has not much to do with the title. The bag is used for cooking only. I use a baking bag, to be precise. This high tech product allows a smooth and slow baking in the oven but also enables the things to get some colour at the same time. [...]

Melomakarona – a Greek Christmas classic – Mελομακάρονα

Dec 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

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 on, they are the classic Greek Christmas cookie. You can find them in bakeries but also may of the small grocery stores around the neighbourhood sell these home made [...]

Honey and cinnamon puffs – Loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες)

Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

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 Greece the combination of honey and cinnamon over hot puffs is really a wintery dish for me. Loukoumades are a perfect desert in the cold time of [...]