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Whole Orange & Strawberry Cake

A few days ago I visited my friend Marianna at her house and ate this wonderful Orange Cake.  Marianna told me that she had eaten this cake somewhere else and she asked for the recipe.  They gave her the recipe but the recipe had three whole oranges, including the peels, olive oil, sugar,  eggs, I …

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Jaffa Cake, for my birthday

A few weeks ago I was talking to my son, who is in England, on Skype and I cannot remember how but we started talking about Jaffa Cakes.  These are like biscuits (but are actually cakes), the first layer being an airy sponge cake, an orange jelly in the middle and covered with chocolate on …

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Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

Kotopoulo Portokalato is a chicken recipe of mine which is very easy to make, as the only thing needed is to marinate the chicken in a roasting bag with orange juice and other ingredients and then bake it with potatoes.  You forget it in the oven until it is done without having to watch over it or turn it over.

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Syglino (Pasto) Lakonias (Smoked Pork) and an Omelette

I’ve already spoken about syglino or pasto which is cured pork meat which is smoked. However, after the meat is cured and smoked it has to be cooked and preserved in olive oil. This is an old method which they used when there were no refrigerators but it is still used as it adds flavour to the cured meat.

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Nistisima Ladokouloura Portokaliou (Vegan Orange Olive oil biscotti)

Olive oil is a base for many Greek traditional cookies. There are many kinds of these cookies starting with the famous melomakarona (honey cookies), moustokouloura (must cookies), Sousamokouloura (sesame cookies), krasokouloura (wine cookies) and Ladokouloura (meaning olive oil cookies) , each one having a unique taste according to the ingredients added. Every Friday morning we …

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