Rice

Ivy on Ιουλίου 1st, 2013

Gemista, is one of the best Greek summer dishes.   Gemista means stuffed vegetables and we usually stuff tomatoes and bell peppers with rice and aromatic herbs and spices and others stuff them with minced meat and rice. If you like you can stuff other vegetables, such as eggplants or zucchini as well.  Potatoes are optional […]

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Continue reading about Gemista me Loukanika (Greek Sausages)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 15th, 2009

Gemista are one of my favourite dishes as it is a combination of so many tastes and aromas. Vegetables (green bell peppers and eggplants), Greek extra virgin olive oil, rice, potatoes, herbs like parsley and mint (also kafkalithres – Tordylium Apulum or small hartwort and myronia – shepherd’s needles – (scandix pecten veneris) as well as spring onions) […]

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Continue reading about Gemista (Stuffed Tomatoes) and a Well Balanced 3 Course Meal

Ivy on Απριλίου 20th, 2008

Some days ago my son went to Sparta to visit his grandmother and our relatives who live there and when he came back, as usually,they sent us some fresh eggs from their chickens, pasto (which is cured pork), as well as sausages and finally some fresh vine leaves from their garden. If you like dolmas (meaning stuffed or filled in Turkish) plural dolmades, now is the best time of the year to buy and store fresh vine leaves as they are […]

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Continue reading about Koupepia (Dolmadakia) Gialantzi with Potatoes

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Fakes moutzentra is a lentil recipe we make in Cyprus and is a high protein, balanced healthy food, especially with the combination of rice.    In Greece they make a similar recipe in the Aegean islands which is called Fakoryzo, meaning lentils and rice. I remember when my mother used to make moutzentra, she would fry […]

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Continue reading about Fakes Moutjentra – Cypriot Lentils with Rice

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