Kritharotto takes its name from the Greek word “kritharaki” which means orzo. So, instead of making risotto using arborio rice (or Carolina rice which we use in Greece), I used kritharaki (orzo) which is a tiny pasta, which looks like rice.
Spetzofai (pr. Speh-tzoh-FAH-ee) or sometimes written spentzofai is a Greek traditional recipe from Pelion, Thessaly. The traditional recipe is made with local sausages and lots of peppers, especially a hot variety called spentzes, from which the dish takes its name.
Soon after Easter I started watching my diet again but reading blogs all the day, there are some times I am really tempted to make some of the recipes I see. Being on diet doesn’t mean that you can’t eat a dessert once in a while or a snack. Instead of eating anything else in…
Summer Vacation Parti V : Mystras’ Panigyri and Parori Mystras or Myzithras (Greek: Μυστράς, Μυζηθράς) meaning cheese-maker probably because they made the Greek cheese myzithra there.Mystras, which is situated on a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mount Taygetus, 6 kilometres northwest of Sparta, was a fortified town in the medieval Peloponnese. In the…
Whenever I go to the supermarket with my husband and I see something that I remember reading in a recipe and I would like to try it, I always add to the cart and worry later how to cook it. This happened when I bought some red kidney beans. In Greece we usually eat the…
Spartiatika Loukanika are the famous Spartan Sausages, which are flavoured with orange and spices.
I have tried nearly all type of Greek and Cypriot sausages and not that I don’t like them all but these ones with orange flavour are my favourite.
Bombari is a Cypriot traditional recipe which resembles like sausage but it is actually a cooked meal. The pork intestine is thoroughly washed and filled with a mixture of ground meat, rice, herbs and spices and then it is cooked.
Agioritiki Tigania is a mixture of fried meat in a wine sauce. The name of this dish is named after Mount Athos, which in Greek is Aghion Oros. I don’t know if the monks in Agion Oros prepare this dish but it is a very good mezes.