Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Mon, 25 May 2015 15:58:47 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Birewegge – Pear and Dried Fruit Tart and Welcome to Lucerne http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birewegge-pear-and-dried-fruit-tart-and-welcome-to-lucerne/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birewegge-pear-and-dried-fruit-tart-and-welcome-to-lucerne/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 04:37:03 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24687 “Härzlech willkomme in Lozärn” and welcome to the World Culinary ABC event.  We have enjoyed seeing bloggers hosting  and participating in this event where food bloggers virtually travel around the globe in search of recipes to cook for the country or town they are hosting. Today, the town I am featuring and hosting is Lucerne, in Switzerland. […]

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Vegan, Lactose Free and Gluten Free Ryzogalo (rice pudding) http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/vegan-lactose-free-and-gluten-free-ryzogalo-rice-pudding/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/vegan-lactose-free-and-gluten-free-ryzogalo-rice-pudding/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 11:16:43 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24702 Τhis vegan Ryzogalo (Greek rice pudding) is creamy, aromatic and  so delicious that it competes with the original classic “ryzogalo”, which is  amazing! We all love the rich “ryzogalo” our mum used to make but there are many people who are lactose or gluten intolerant and of course there are many people who follow a vegan diet, or during […]

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Kolokytholoukoumades (Battered Courgette Flowers filled with Cheese) http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/kolokytholoukoumades-battered-courgette-flowers-filled-with-cheese/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/kolokytholoukoumades-battered-courgette-flowers-filled-with-cheese/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 10:53:34 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24676 The word “kolokytholoukoumades” may seem long and complicated to pronounce but it is a blend of two words, from kolokythia (courgettes/zucchini) and loukoumades (Greek doughnuts). I bought some courgettes (zucchini) from the farmers’ market a few days ago, to make briam.   The courgettes were really fresh with their blossoms still on.  I usually add the blossoms, along […]

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Spring Green Salad with Strawberries and Feta http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/spring-green-salad-with-strawberries-and-feta/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/spring-green-salad-with-strawberries-and-feta/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:44:45 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24667 A wonderful, refreshing, green salad with a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables and fresh strawberries. This salad is a wonderful combination of peppery rocket, baby spinach and mild lettuce together with salty feta, which are well balanced with the sweet and sour vinaigrette, made with strawberry sauce (I used some of the strawberry sauce I made for the […]

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Birthday Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese and Chocolate Glaze http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birthday-cake-with-strawberry-cream-cheese-and-chocolate-glaze/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birthday-cake-with-strawberry-cream-cheese-and-chocolate-glaze/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 05:26:10 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24647 I made this cake for my son’s birthday a couple of days ago.  It’s a white, vanilla flavoured sponge with cream cheese filling, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with strawberries. The cheese cream filling with strawberries combined with the vanilla sponge and chocolate, create an aromatic and refreshing dessert, rich in taste and aroma. The […]

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Nemea and Nearby Wineries http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/nemea-and-nearby-wineries/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/nemea-and-nearby-wineries/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:39:39 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24627  On Saturday 18th April, 2015 it was National Museum day so we decided to visit the archaeological site of Nemea, which is about 45 km north-west to Assini. The site of ancient Nemea lies in a small upland valley.  Its name derives from the Greek word “nemos”, which means meadow, pasture.  Its location, which was in […]

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Tsoureki Flower filled with Praline http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/tsoureki-flower-filled-with-praline/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/tsoureki-flower-filled-with-praline/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:30:03 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24596 Tsoureki is a type of Greek style sweet brioche bread.   What makes it different is the kind of butter used and its flavour as mahleb and mastic resins are used, which gives it a unique taste. This year I decided to make something different, so I made some changes to my recipe.  What makes […]

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Penne Skordalia with Courgettes and Olives http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/penne-skordalia-with-courgettes-and-olives/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/04/penne-skordalia-with-courgettes-and-olives/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:18:31 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24551 This recipe is one of those recipes where it will leave you wondering “why didn’t I think of this before?”. During the fasting period of Lent, I get very creative when creating new recipes.  This recipe may be very simple but then many other simple recipes are delicious but it always needs someone to think about […]

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Vegan Butternut Squash Mandarin Cake with Butternut Squash – Almond Glaze http://kopiaste.org/2015/03/vegan-butternut-squash-mandarin-cake-with-butternut-squash-almond-glaze/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/03/vegan-butternut-squash-mandarin-cake-with-butternut-squash-almond-glaze/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:07:34 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24536   My birthday was two days ago but since we are now living alone in the village I did not plan to make a cake. However, on Sunday morning, I unexpectedly had a call that some friends of ours were visiting Nafplion and would come over to visit us. As we are fasting for Lent, […]

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Three Recipes with Thrapsala (Short-fin Squid) http://kopiaste.org/2015/03/three-recipes-with-thrapsala-short-fin-squid/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/03/three-recipes-with-thrapsala-short-fin-squid/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:02 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24518 Thrapsala (Illex coindetti or short-fin squid) are of the same family as calamari but much more cheaper, at least here in Greece, but equally delicious. As I do not find the time to post my recipes immediately, they have been waiting patiently for the right time to be posted, the first one being cooked three […]

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