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Archives for the ‘Greek’ Category

Amazon’s New Kindle Countdown Deals Promotion and «More Than A Greek Salad»

By • Νοε 16th, 2013 • Category: Greek, My Cookbooks

Amazon.com has announced a new promotion tool this past week called the Kindle Countdown Deals. It gives the authors the opportunity to promote their books but also a big bargain for people to buy books at very low prices. I have enrolled in this program which starts as from today in the United States and […]

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Choriatika Striftaria me Spiroulina kai Kritamo (Peasant style Casarecce with Spirulina and Sea Fennel)

By • Νοε 4th, 2013 • Category: Greek, My recipes, Pasta

Today’s recipe has a weird name and many of you may be wondering what stiftaria or casarecce, spirulina and kritamo may be.  When I added the picture on Facebook, even Greeks did not know what this was about.   Casarecce is a short, slightly tubular pasta, about one inch long, with a wonderful trench for […]

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Glyko Nerantzi (Green Bitter Oranges fruit preserve)

By • Αυγ 8th, 2013 • Category: Glyka tou Koutaliou (fruit preserves), Greek, My recipes

I have already posted the traditional recipe for Nerantzi (Kitromilaki) Bitter Orange Glyko several years ago.   Last year, when we moved to Assini, although it was late August and the fruit was not very soft, I made some of this preserve again.   Unfortunately as there were many things to do as we just […]

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Tourkakia (grilled offal)

By • Μάι 7th, 2013 • Category: Greek

We had a wonderful time during Easter.   Our children came to Assini from Athens and spent Easter day with our neighbours.   We roasted a lamb on the spit, kokoretsi and sheftalia.   We Greeks, love offal and cook them in many ways.  One of the best ways to try them is grilled over charcoal but a gas […]

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Easter Recipes and what to do with your Leftovers

By • Απρ 27th, 2013 • Category: Cypriot, Greek, My recipes

  Greek Orthodox Easter is just a week away, so if you would like to get an idea of what to prepare, I have put together some of my Easter recipes and a few ideas of what to do with the leftovers. On Easter day a lot of people celebrate their name days:  Lambros – […]

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Lahanodolmades me Avgolemono (stuffed cabbage leaves)

By • Φεβ 25th, 2013 • Category: Greek, My recipes

  I am sure that all of you who love Greek cuisine know what dolmades are and to be frank they are one of many of my all time favourite Greek comfort food.  I usually buy a lot of vine leaves during spring when they are tender and store them in the deep freezer to […]

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Kritharotto (orzo risotto) with Butternut Squash and Feta

By • Φεβ 18th, 2013 • Category: Greek

Instead of making risotto using arborio rice (or Carolina rice which we use in Greece), I used kritharaki (orzo) which is a tiny pasta, which looks like rice.  In order to make this recipe you need some roasted butternut squash, which adds a sweetness to the pasta and of course Greek feta, which will balance […]

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What to eat during the Holidays. Smart Economic Ideas.

By • Δεκ 18th, 2012 • Category: Greek

  Every year the economic situation is getting worse , especially here in Greece.  We are still grateful to have food on our plates but things are expected to get worse during the new year, as more austerity measures have already been announced. Every year I put a list of holiday food for my readers […]

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My Cookbook Giveaway

By • Νοε 29th, 2012 • Category: Cypriot, Greek, Other

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords. The Greek title of my cookbook is «Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou», which means Welcome to my Kitchen. If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on […]

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Mpamies me Mpakaliaro (Okra with Pollock fillets)

By • Σεπ 24th, 2012 • Category: Greek, My recipes

Okra with fish is a specialty of the Greek islands.  I remember years ago seeing a Greek cooking show making this recipe and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  The recipe used whole fish with the bones, I think it was sea bass, and that was probably what put me off as I hate […]

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