Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, has tagged me several days ago, to bake bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Challenge. Like Aparna, I also enjoy baking bread and I also chose to make a different kind of bread rolls, with whole wheat flour. Breadline Africa is a charity based in South Africa and works towards…
Last Tuesday when I went to the farmers’ market, I bought lavraki (sea bass) as I wanted to make a recipe I had bookmarked some days ago from Nancy Gaifallia’s blog in About.com. (Unfortunately she is no longer writing there). When I read the ingredients and the way of preparation, I knew this would be…
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.
A delicious Greek Salad (not Horiatiki) served in Puff Pastry Cups
Spanakopita Nistisimi (Lenten) is a Cypriot version of a vegan spinach pie which I remember eating when living in Cyprus but not the exact recipe.
Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki agora” (farmers’ market) near my house so when I went last week, it was not in my plans to buy spinach but then I saw a stall with really nice and tender spinach. I bought some spinach to make spanakopita and when I washed the spinach, I separated and…
Horiatiki Salata, which means village or peasant style salad, is widely known as “Greek Salad” and is a common component of a Greek meal.
Kreatopita is a Greek meat pie that can be eaten as a main course with a salad or as a snack or taken at a potluck. It tastes great when it’s cold and leftovers aare perfect to take with you at work or at a picnic.
Spanakopita (Greek “σπανάκι + πίτα”, spinach + pie) is a Greek pastry with a filling of spinach, feta cheese (sometimes in combination with anthotyro, which is a soft white cheese similar to ricotta, onions or green onions, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
Kotopoulo Psito sto Fourno is Greek roasted chicken, with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and lemon juice. “Kotopoulo” is chicken, “psito” means roast and “sto fourno” means baked in the oven.