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12.29.2014

Hunkar begendi - a light version

Hunkar begendi - a light version
Hünkar Beğendi literally translates as 'the sultan enjoyed it' and is a turkish recipe that refers to a lamb stew served on a bed of creamy roasted eggplant puree. I have changed the original recipe and made a chicken beğendi, a lighter version, with no butter, but with extra virgin olive oil. 

10.03.2014

Beef and Orzo

Beef and Orzo
An easy way to cook ground beef with pasta and kids will love it! Dina's Nikolaou recipe once again!

10.01.2014

Beef soup

Beef soup

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).

6.19.2014

Greek Burgers

Greek burgers

It's not rocket science, but they are to die for! An alternative way to serve homemade burgers. For the patties, I used the recipe found here, but I replaced the ground beef with ground pork.

6.12.2014

Roasted pork belly

 Pork belly with greek herbs
Pork belly is a fatty meat, but if you cut it in pieces you can easily remove the excess fat. You get a crispy and juicy meat with all the flavors of the greek herbs.

6.07.2014

Peperonata with feta cheese

Peperonata with feta cheese
The ultimate traditional summer dish from Italy. It can be served as a starter, a side dish or it can become a great sauce for a pasta dish.

6.05.2014

Greek salad

Greek salad


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.