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 Zucchini Flowers Pie with Peppermint is perfect as a main dish with a salad or you can cut smaller pieces and serve it as an appetizer or a side dish.
Gogges, sometimes also called Goggizes, is the name of a Greek pasta and a traditional dish with the same name, from the Peloponnese. This dish is found in Argolida, where I live but also in many other parts of the Peloponnese, where Arvanites live.
The Citrus Floral Preserve is made with the Petals of Sevillle Orange Flowers cooked with sugar, water and lemon juice. It goes without saying that you can use other citrus petals.
A simple recipe for Roasted Carrots with garlic and herbs, which makes a wonderful side dish to serve with meat or fish or combine them with other ingredients in a salad.
Tyropita (pronounced tee- ROH -pee-ta) from tyri = cheese and pita = pie and Strifti (pronounced stri-FTEE), which means twisted. It takes it’s name from the way the cheese pie is shaped.
You all know Spanakopita right? Well, Kolokythopita me Spanaki has all the ingredients of Spanakopita, plus butternut squash! If you like Spanakopita, you will will love it!
Mandarin Marmalade is one of the most delicious and aromatic citrus marmalades. It’s delicious on toasted bread for breakfast but also between cake layers or with other desserts.
Baked Melitzanes Saganaki is an easy appetizer made with fried eggplants, tomato sauce and two Greek cheeses: feta and kasseri and then baked in the oven.
These baked Greek pita chips make a lovely accompaniment to any dip or spread or served with a topping instead of making bruschetta, even with jam and graviera cheese, they are amazing!