Category: Lent & Nistisima

February 22, 2009

Wild Mustard Greens (Vrouves)

Filed under: Greens, Lent & Nistisima, Salads, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian - 22 Feb 2009

The first time I went vrouves-picking with Mama, I confidently assured her that I knew which plants were the mustard plants, and went off into the middle of a good patch. I quickly filled my bag with mustard leaves, …

February 16, 2009

Quince Spoon Sweet (Kydoni Glyko)

Filed under: Fruit, Lent & Nistisima, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yogurt - 16 Feb 2009

Quince spoon sweet greek recipe for kydoni glyko served  on yogurt
Shown served as a topping for yogurt.

Ingredients

3.5 pounds quince
1 TB lemon juice
4.5 cups water
4.5 pounds sugar
scented geranium or vanilla
cloves

Cook it!
The recipe says to peel and core …

October 1, 2008

Grape Spoon Sweet (Stafyli Gliko)

Filed under: Fruit, Lent & Nistisima, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian - 01 Oct 2008

I’m drowning in work right now, but these candied grapes in syrup are a quick and easy confection to make, so I made them.

Mixing grapes and other ingredients for greek spoon sweet stafyli gliko.

Ingredients
2 lb …

June 20, 2008

Orzo cooked in Tomato Sauce (Manestra)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian - 20 Jun 2008

Ingredients for manestra orzo in tomato sauce
“Aman vre Lulu, you’re not the first person to burn something!” But I was still upset; how could I screw up such a simple dish? And not just …

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.
Ingredients
8 long peppers (italian, banana, anaheim, etc), approximately 1.5 …

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 9, 2008

Zoe’s Green Beans (Fasolakia tis Zoes)

Filed under: Legumes, Lent & Nistisima, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian - 09 May 2008

Zoe’s mama always insisted her children put the utmost effort into school, and didn’t distract them too much with cleaning and cooking chores. As a result, Zoe reached adulthood without having ever made the classic Greek green bean dish …

April 22, 2008

Fried Eggplant with Garlicky Tomato-Vinegar Sauce (Tiganites Melitzanes me Skordo kai Ntomata)

Filed under: Eggplant, Lent & Nistisima, Vegan, Vegetarian - 22 Apr 2008

“Let’s have fried eggplant!” I have a fairly low tolerance for fried foods, so I was less than enthusiastic, but Zoe hooked me with the promise of a sauce I’d never had before. I’m glad I let myself be …

April 16, 2008

Aunt Lori’s Braised Greens (Lahanika sto Fourno a la Theia Lory)

Filed under: Greens, Lent & Nistisima, Vegan, Vegetarian - 16 Apr 2008

Last time Mama returned from Greece, she brought with her this recipe for a wonderful dish she’d had at her sister-in-law’s house. If you want to be eating greens, but aren’t sure you’ll like them, this is the place …

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