Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:51:58 +0000 el hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Spinach and Mushroom Tart with Buffalo Butter and Cheese http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/spinach-mushroom-tart-buffalo-butter-cheese/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/spinach-mushroom-tart-buffalo-butter-cheese/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:39:45 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23950 A savoury tart is always perfect for parties, enjoyed with friends for dinner, to take at picnics, to enjoy with a glass of wine or drinking a cup of coffee. The secret of making a good  tart shell is the quality of the butter used and following some basic techniques.  Up to now I have been […]

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Marmelada Kydoni (Quince Jam) http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/marmelada-kydoni-quince-jam/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/marmelada-kydoni-quince-jam/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:38:03 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23922   When I made this Quince Jam I wanted to make it to be somewhat like a cross between a fruit preserve and a jam. If you want it to have more jelly, when you cook the fruit do not discard the seeds and some of its peel but fold it into a tulle and put […]

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Greek Cookbook «Mageirevontas Gia ton Allo Anthropo» http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/greek-cookbook-mageirevontas-gia-ton-allo-anthropo/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/greek-cookbook-mageirevontas-gia-ton-allo-anthropo/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:55:35 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23926 To all Greeks of Diaspora or friends of Greece, 18 food bloggers and 7 Chefs have joined forces to publish this e-book in Greek, to help «O Allos Anthropos» (the other person), which gives free food on a daily basis to people in need. All the proceeds of this cookbook will go to this cause. […]

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Chocolate and Quince Tart http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/chocolate-quince-tart/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/chocolate-quince-tart/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:14:02 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23912 Happy Anniversary to us.  Today is our 34th Wedding anniversary.  I am not going to write much this year, as I have already written in previous anniversaries.  I  will leave it until next year since my wedding album is in Athens and I’ll have to remember to scan and post pictures of our wedding next year! […]

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Dolmades with Sardines and Black Couscous http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/dolmades-sardines-black-couscous/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/dolmades-sardines-black-couscous/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:10:09 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23900   Dolmades is a Greek traditional dish using vine leaves to enclose a filling with minced meat and rice, with a lot of variations.  However, the recipe I made is not traditional at all. There is a another Greek dish where sardines are wrapped in vine leaves and cooked with olive oil, lemon juice, spices and […]

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Greek Veggie Burgers and Cream Cheese Dip http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/greek-veggie-burgers-cream-cheese-dip/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/greek-veggie-burgers-cream-cheese-dip/#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:01:25 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23883 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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The World Culinary ABC is about to start… http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/world-culinary-abc-start/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/world-culinary-abc-start/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:42:32 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23879 «Viral» is a fashionable word these days. Something goes «viral» because everybody knows it, talks about it, wants it. Well, the European Community ABC didn’t go viral, but in reading again its announcement post from December 2012, I see that it talked about 16 blogs that were announcing together a virtual culinary tour of the […]

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Chocolate Orange Layered Cream Dessert http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/chocolate-orange-layered-cream-dessert/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/chocolate-orange-layered-cream-dessert/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:36:38 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23866 This dessert is easy to make and so light and refreshing, which will please everyone.  Instead of making a pastry cream with heavy cream, butter and eggs, I made this light cream using evaporated milk and Greek yoghurt, which add a wonderful taste but with far less calories. My relatives in Sparta have started their new […]

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The Easiest Gourmet Spaghetti Recipe http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/easiest-gourmet-spaghetti-recipe/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/easiest-gourmet-spaghetti-recipe/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:33:24 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23832   Last week we visited our children here in Athens for a few days and on Saturday I visited the centre of Athens where I could find some ingredients which are not available in Nafplion. Dinkel pasta, black handmade cous-cous with cuttlefish ink, prune jam, tangerine jam, village bread flour, koroneiki variety of olives and chives […]

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Banana Jam with Figs, Peaches and Grapes http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/banana-jam-figs-peaches-grapes/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/09/banana-jam-figs-peaches-grapes/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:58:39 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23795 A sudden trip popped up, unexpectedly and since I had some fruit in the fridge (the peaches were from last week), the bananas started to have spots, so since I already had dessert in the fridge, what better way to use them and make some jam. Our neighbour who has the citrus grove next door has two […]

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