Category: How-To

March 6, 2008

How To Grate Tomatoes (Ntomata sto Trifti)

Filed under: Freezer Friendly,How-To,Tomatoes,Vegan,Vegetarian - 06 Mar 2008

Grated tomatoes are a common ingredient in Greek recipes. I had never heard of grating tomatoes before I started my Greek food adventure, but it’s an elegant solution that predates food processors to the problem of obtaining fresh tomato …

March 3, 2008

How To Skim Soups and Stocks (Xafrisma tis soupas)

Filed under: How-To,Soups - 03 Mar 2008

Skimming soups and stocks is recommended to keep the liquid clear. But what’s this all about?

As soups and stocks simmer, proteins congeal and form a foam that rises to the surface. It’s gray and unattractive, and …

June 23, 2007

How To Make Mama’s Green Olives

Filed under: How-To - 23 Jun 2007

Make 3 longitudinal 3 cuts in each olive.
Put in a food-safe plastic bucket and cover with water.
Change water daily, till they turn dark, maybe a month or so. (It’s easiest to do this if you have the bucket outside.)
Put in …

How To Make A Basic Tomato Sauce

Filed under: How-To - 23 Jun 2007

Grate 5 tomatoes
Chop 3-6 cloves garlic
Briefly sauté garlic in 4 TB olive oil,without browning, add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for approximately 20 min

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