Vlita pr. VLEE-ta (in Greek βλίτα or βλήτα) is one of the varieties of “horta” or greens, which both leaves and tender shoots, are boiled and served as a salad, well known in Greek cuisine for its high nutritional value.
This Apricot Salted Caramel Oreo Tart is made with a crust of thin Oreo biscuits as its base with a pastry cream on top. A thin layer of salted caramel is then added, a mousse, made with lemon flavoured French buttercream (pâte à bombe), combined with whipped cream and topped with the apricots and salted caramel.
These baked peaches with butter, honey and cinnamon are so easy to make as it only needs takes five minutes to prepare them and fifteen minutes to bake them. The addition of butter, honey and cinnamon makes a caramelized syrup to serve them with.
Peach compote is a simple and delicious dessert, made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. It’s very easy to make and can be eaten as a simple dessert on its own, or it goes well with ice cream, with Greek yoghurt, served with crepes or pancakes, on top of puddings, etc.
This easy Cherry Pit Liqueur is made using the leftover pits of cherries and leftover syrup from a cherry preserve.
I am a sucker when it comes to using anything leftover, unless I am sure that there is no other use of it!
Moussakas is the most known Greek dish. Sometimes we want to go meatless, so if you also want to avoid eating meat you should try this amazing recipe, with Greek feta and Italian mozarella, adding lots of onions, feta and a marinara sauce and topped with a bechamel sauce with feta in it.
This Watermelon Rinds fruit preserve (in Greek glyko karpouzi), is made using a mini watermelon about the size of a regular football ball. Some of the flesh has also been left on the rind.
This delicious mushroom pie is made with homemade kourou phyllo (shortcrust pastry), mushrooms, leeks milk, eggs and feta.
Glyko Karpouzi is a fruit preserve made with the rind of the watermelon (karpouzi in Greek pronounced Glee-KHO kar-POU-zee), so whenever you get a thick skinned watermelon, you can use the rind to make this sweet fruit preserve.
Sheftali pl. Sheftalia are Cypriot oval shaped crépinettes, made with minced pork, herbs and spices which are then wrapped in caul fat and barbecued.
Melitzanosalata is a traditional Greek vegan dip / appetizer made with eggplants which have been charred over charcoal or over an open flame, until the skin blisters, to get a smoky taste. The skin is then removed, as well as the seeds, if any, and the eggplant is either finely chopped, mashed with a fork or pureed.
Fresh okra is often maligned for being slimy, but if they are handled properly, before cooked, these small, green pods will become delicious when cooked!
Walnut Jam is a very unique and unusual jam as is made with fresh green walnuts, while they are still unripe and tender. After removing the bitterness of the walnuts, they are boiled with sugar and spices.
These Baked Chicken Breasts are so simple to make and so delicious! The Chicken breasts are marinated and then baked in the oven, until they are tender and juicy!
Peinirli, pronounced Paey-Neer-LEE (peynir, Turkish for cheese) is a kind of an open faced pita (or you can even describe it as a pizza shaped gondola) with kasseri cheese, often topped with other ingredients as well.
Chestnut preserve called Glyko Kastano in Greek is a wonderful winter treat and a perfect gift during Christmas.
Chestnuts, although typically they are usually categorized as nuts, but in fact they are fruit, which are produced by the chestnut tree, (castanea) (called kastana – κάστανα pr. KAH-stah-nah in Greek) , which are native to temperate climates.
Protein is essential for humans. They are a key component of muscle tissue (20-25% of total weight) while performing infinite functions in the body
This Baked or grilled Greek Lemony Calf Liver, is a super easy to make, healthy and delicious. Marinating the organ reduces its intense flavour and makes it very tender.
Spatula Kalambakas is a sponge cake with nuts, which is then moistened with a light syrup and topped with pastry cream, walnuts and cinnamon.
Tsai tou vounou is a Greek aromatic herbal tea whose medicinal properties have been known since antiquity. It can be served hot or cold.