Kollyva, is a sweet dish prepared with boiled wheat berries, nuts, raisins, pomegranate and spices, which is taken to church to commemorate our deceased during funerals or memorials.
Moschari Kokkinisto is a Greek stewed recipe with veal. We don’t prefer beef in Greece so most of the Greek dishes are made with veal. Kokkinisto in Greek means “reddened” which is the final outcome of a veal dished cooked in red wine and tomato.
This classic Orange flavoured Vassilopita cake pairs well with an orange or Lemon Buttercream.
There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post.
Samousades is the Spartan version of baklavas and is made in a similar way we make “Tsipopita” in Cyprus, the only difference is that they are rolled into a thicker roll and whereas Tsipopita is always made with almonds, in samousades you can also add walnuts, pistachio etc, and more spices.
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.
Our visit to Geneva Switzerland in 2008