An original idea to make a different use of your pesto is to make it into a dip. This recipe of Greek Yoghurt, Feta and Pesto makes a delicious Dip to serve as a snack with Greek pita chips or even mixed in your pasta.
Vegetable fritters are so easy to make and a good way to use some leftover veggies in your fridge.
As August is the vacation month in Greece, no one wants to stay at home, although we are not going on vacation. However, living near the seaside, we do enjoy going to the beach almost everyday. We go early in the morning and by the time we get back to have breakfast, shower, wash…
The ancient Greeks ate a lot of garlic and used to call it “The Stinky Rose”. Ancient Greek athletes competing in the earliest Olympic games did not turn to steroids to enhance their performance, but to garlic.
After making the pickled cherries I started using them in various recipes. These recipes can be turned into a four course meal.
A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla Trapanese or…
Mint Pesto is a twist to the classic Italian sauce which is made with basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan. There are many kinds of pestos using different herbs, cheeses and nuts but my favourite is the one I have made with mint and of course almonds and halloumi which are used in Cyprus to suit the tastes and flavours of my country.
Ladolemono (λαδολέμονο) pr. lah-tho-LEH-mo-no, is a Greek composite word from “ladi” which means oil and “lemoni” which means lemon. Oil in this case, refers to the best quality of olive oil, so this is a Greek condiment made with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and flavoured with Greek oregano. This dressing/sauce is used to add flavour to grilled fish or meat, to dress cold or warm salads or to dress legumes.
Portulaca oleracea (purslane) in Greek (γλιστρίδα) is the type genus of the purslane family Portulacaceae, comprising about 40-100 species (probably much fewer and potentially far far more) found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is also sometimes known as Rose Moss or more commonly Moss Roses.
The method for roasting peppers is the same for any kind of peppers, but I have chosen Piperies Florinis, which are red sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, where they are cultivated. Before giving my recipe, I wish to explain the easiest method for roasting peppers. There are many ways you can roast…