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Posts Tagged ‘ Summer ’

Stuffed tomatoes – Γεμιστά

Nov 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes

I am late with posting this which is a traditional Greek summer dish. The quality of “Gemista” – stuffed tomatoes – is fully depending on the quality of the tomatoes used. They have to be ripe and juicy and soft. I was lucky and found some great deep red tomatoes from Crete at my greengrocers. [...]



Tomato Granita with caramelized rosmary and Ouzo

Sep 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

Granita is a semi-frozen dessert of sugar, water, and flavourings. Common and traditional flavoring ingredients include lemon, coffee, almonds or mint. In Greece on the other hand you can find quite often sweet preserved vegetables like eggplant or tomato. I decided to create a fusion of the Italian Granita and the Greek tradition, the result [...]



Lemon Curd Cheese Cake

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

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 of two I have tried. This cheese cake is not very sweet, though creamy and fresh due to the lemon curd that is mixed in. I often find [...]



Gazpacho – a chilled spanish soup

Aug 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

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 hot weather. The spice note of the Gazpacho requires a fruity white wine. I serve Gazpacho as a starter but it also can serve as a small [...]



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 [...]



Roasted red peppers (Ψητές πιπεριές Φλωρίνης)

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Starters

Roasted red peppers belong to my absolute favourites. You can find them stuffed with goat cheese, I prefer them marinated though. Especially the long, pointy and red “Piperies florinis” are Greece´s finest and take their name from the Florina region in western Macedonia. They are very juicy and sweet. They also peel very easily. Baked [...]



Lentil Salad

Jul 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

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. 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 [...]



Millefeuille of eggplants and parmesan cheese chips

Jul 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

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 at lamiacucinas blog and prepared a variation of it. Not only the name is different, as well the method of preparation varies. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]



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. [...]



Mοschari kokkinisto me melitzanes – Μοσχαράκι κοκκινιστό με μελιτζάνες

Jul 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

Kokkinisto means “cooked in red ( kokkino) sauce” and it usually means that meat was cooked for hours with fresh tomatoes and some wine. This is a summer dish, due to the tomatoes being in season now. Eggplants fit this dish very well, thats why I added some. You can leave them out if you [...]