Here in Crete, the weather is finally beginning to act like autumn. Time to curl up under a cozy blanket and enjoy a warm bowl of beef soup. A slow cooking recipe, perfect for adults, kids, even for toddlers. It has a few ingredients, but a full flavor. It combines meat, vegetables and pasta (in this case, orzo).
My favourite, all time classic, salad is definitely Greek salad. It's smells like summer, and if you find good juice ripe tomatoes, good olives and good quality feta it will make it just wonderful. Use a wide plate instead of bowl so as the olive oil and vinegar is "touching" all the ingredients instead of being concentrate at the very depth of your bowl. While you eat, dip bread and do "papares" as it is called.
Kayana is an omelette with tomatoes. In this mix you can add your favorite ingredient, like cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes. It's a very quick recipe, very easy and it’s considered a summer recipe, when the tomatoes are juicy. It’s a perfect children recipe because it’s made fast and with fresh ingredients.