Falafels are street food sold in Middle Eastern countries and are made with dried legumes like chickpeas, fava beans soaked in water for many hours and then they are combined with spices and are bound together with flour or bulgur wheat and then they are fried, shaped into small balls or patties. In Greece we…
28th October is ‘OXI or Ochi’ day, pronounced O-hee, meaning NO. No, is what Greece’s prime minister, Ioannis Metaxas, replied on 28 October, 1940 to Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow Axis forces to enter Greece and occupy key locations in the country, 1940 – 1941).
Pilafi Pourgouri (bulgur wheat pilaf), like most Cypriot recipes, are considered to be a “poor man’s dish” as people were poor and made delicious dishes out of simple ingredients they had in their pantry. It is not only cheap and easy to make but it is also a healthy meal.
A colorful and savoury Festive Cypriot rice pilaf with carrots, red bell peppers, corn, and peas makes a great side dish to any meat dishes but it can also be hearty enough for a meal with the addition of chicken or pork.
Patates Lemonates (pr. pah-TAH-tess lae-moh-NAH-tess) or roasted potatoes is one of the most popular side dishes in Greek cuisine.
Revithokeftedes (pr. reh-vee-thaw-kae-FTEH-thes) aka chickpea Patties is a delicious, healthy, Greek, vegan meal.
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…
Eliopita, Eliotes or Eliopitakia are Cypriot olive pastries made either as a bread, as a roulade, as turnovers or a pie, to accompany a cup of coffee or tea.
Picture from last week’s “laiki agora” our farmers’ market. In Greece we do not have a lot of varieties of potatoes, such as yellow potatoes, blue potatoes or red potatoes nor do we have names for them. The only potatoes we have are the usual oval, brown skin and white flesh potatoes. There…
Jacket potatoes are potatoes that have been cooked in the oven with the skin on. They have to be scrubbed and washed well before cooking. Pricking the potato with a fork or a skewer allows steam to escape during the cooking process.