Mezedes-appetizers

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2014

The best time to make these olives here in Greece but also all over the Mediterranean is from the beginning of October till late November when the olives begin to ripen and are still green. I bought these olives from the farmers” market in Nafplion early in October and what made me buy them was […]

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Continue reading about Green Scored Cured Olives and a Giveaway

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 4th, 2014

These burgers can be made with almost all vegetables you have in your fridge. The only thing you have to be cautious about is the drain well the those vegetables which have a lot of water content, such as the courgettes or the tomatoes. I used eggplants which I had in the deep freezer.  When […]

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Continue reading about Greek Veggie Burgers and Cream Cheese Dip

The usual Loukanikopitakia we make in Greece are those called Pigs in a Blanket made with frankfurter sausages, wrapped in puff pastry. The other day I made Galaktoboureko and had some leftover phyllo sheets*.  Instead of making the usual Tyropitakia I saw some Kalamata sausages** in the fridge, I had leftover parmesan from my last recipe […]

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Continue reading about Loukanikopitakia: Spicy Phyllo Wrapped Sausages with Leeks, Parmesan and Feta

Ivy on Μαΐου 15th, 2011

One of my favourite Greek herbs is kafkalithres.   It’s scientific name is Tordylium Apulum. I quote from «Food in the Ancient World from A to Z», by Andrew Dalby, page 173. «Hartwort (Tordylium spp.) genus of wild plants, used in Greece in drugs and medicinal wines and also as pot herbs and culinary herbs.  Tordylium […]

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Continue reading about Kagianas me Kafkalithres, myronia and pasto Lakonias

Ivy on Μαρτίου 28th, 2009

Falafels are street food sold in Middle Eastern countries and are made with dried legumes like chickpeas, fava beans soaked in water for many hours and then they are combined with spices and are bound together with flour or bulgur wheat and then they are fried, shaped into small balls or patties. In Greece we […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 16th, 2008

I have posted about koupes last month and you can see the original recipe here. The recipe for the dough is exactly the same. However, as the Orthodox have big lenten periods, fifty days before Easter, forty days before Christmas and some days before the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as on some […]

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Continue reading about Koupes with Mushrooms

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2007

Koupes is a street food we find in Cyprus and are served as a snack,  finger party food or as part of a  mezes dish.    Its crust is made of bulgur wheat, flour, oil, salt and egg (optional) and stuffed with ground meat, lots of onions, parsley and spices.  Actually the ones sold by street […]

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