On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012. We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when…
I feel that salads are very neglected here in my blog, not that we do not eat salads but as I do not post as often as I would like, I focus more on other recipes. The most common salad we eat nearly every day is of course the simplest form of Greek Salad, which…
Patates Lemonates my way, are Greek Lemony Potatoes, which is a twist to the classic Greek side dish of roasted potatoes, with a sweet and sour taste.
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.
Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad. As I usually buy lots of…
Gavros, which means anchovies and Ladorigani which means olive oil and oregano, is a very delicious and healthy Greek dish, with fresh baked anchovies.
This Greek roasted pork (or lamb) is stuffed with bacon, halloumi, feta, as well as other ingredients then it is wrapped in vine leaves and baked in the oven with potatoes.
Kokoras Bardouniotikos is a stewed rooster recipe from Lakonia. In the classic recipe there are no potatoes in it but is served with pasta, such as hilopites. The meat and onions are browned in olive oil before stewing and then it is simmered until cooked. In the end a lot of sphella cheese (a spicy, hard feta) and some kalamata olives are added and the combination of cloves and cinnamon is what gives this dish its unique Greek flavor.
Lavraki (Dicentrarchus labrax or seabass) is one of the fish we love and I cook very often and this is a very easy way to prepare it.
Patates Lemonates (pr. pah-TAH-tess lae-moh-NAH-tess) or roasted potatoes is one of the most popular side dishes in Greek cuisine.