Archive for: May 2008

May 31, 2008

Cheese from Mama’s Island

Filed under: Miscellaneous - 31 May 2008

Lately I’ve been eating a lot of bread and cheese instead of cooking. And when I do cook something, it tends to be topped with grated myzithra cheese. There is a reason for this. A lovely, delicious, …

May 29, 2008

How To Prepare Grape Leaves For Dolmades (Ampelofylla Yia Ntolmades)

Filed under: Greens,How-To,Vegan,Vegetarian - 29 May 2008

It’s grape leaf time! Late spring wherever you are is the time to harvest grape leaves for cooking, most especially for making dolmades.
abelofylla yia ntolmades klymatariagrape leaves for dolmades pile of vines
I usually forget …

May 27, 2008

Greek Tomato Salad (Ntomatosalata)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Salads,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 27 May 2008

The basic Greek tomato salad is much simpler than the famous horiatiki. You just need tomatoes, onion (preferably red onion), salt, olive oil, and a bit of oregano.

Core the tomatoes and cut them lengthwise into …

May 25, 2008

Peppers in Tomato Sauce with Feta (Piperies me Feta)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 25 May 2008

I’ve never liked cooked bell peppers at all, and so I didn’t think I liked any cooked peppers. But this dish changed my mind.

Ingredients for piperies me feta.
8 long peppers (italian, banana, anaheim, etc), approximately 1.5 …

May 24, 2008

Tzatziki (Tzatziki)

Filed under: Vegetarian,Yogurt - 24 May 2008

It feels funny to write down a recipe for tzatziki, because it’s the sort of thing one makes by adding stuff and tasting it. Hmmm, more salt? Oil? Yes, a little more of each! At the same …

My Secret Combination Is A Mystery For You

Filed under: Miscellaneous - 24 May 2008

For all the North Americans who don’t avidly follow the Eurovision contest, here’s a link to the Greek entry. Warning – Whether you like pop music or not, it’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head! By the …

May 22, 2008

Fry Bread (Ladopsomo)

Filed under: Bread,Vegan,Vegetarian - 22 May 2008

You can use absolutely any bread recipe you want for this. Face it, how could fried dough ever be bad? I’ve even had fried flour-and-water paste that was delicious. Seriously! So follow whatever bread recipe you …

May 18, 2008

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Myzithra Cheese (Makaronada)

Filed under: Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian - 18 May 2008

“They’ve ruined another perfectly good plate of spaghetti,” thought the 8-year-old Zoe. Her Italian cousins had made it, and of course they had put basil in the sauce once again. Zoe knew better than to complain though, as …

May 12, 2008

Greek Garbanzo Bean Soup (Revithia)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Soups,Vegan,Vegetarian - 12 May 2008

There are three Greek dishes that stand out in my mind as having a richness of flavor you’d not expect from the simplicity and humbleness of their ingredients, not to mention their ease of preparation. They are: Greek …

May 11, 2008

Yay, My Camera Batteries Are Dead!

Filed under: Miscellaneous - 11 May 2008

Woops, the title was supposed to be “Happy Mother’s Day!” But it’s awfully nice to just cook without taking pictures. I’m on my way to my parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day. My dad is grilling some …

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