Category: Vegetarian

June 6, 2009

Tomato-Pepper Sauce (Saltsa me ntomata kai piperia)

Filed under: Tomatoes,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 06 Jun 2009

This sauce is perfect on grilled, baked, or broiled chicken or fish. It’s also good on french fries. Extra sauce freezes beautifully. In fact, I’ll make a batch of this when I have peppers and tomatoes to …

March 1, 2009

A Cucumber Experiment (Peirama Me Aggouri)

Filed under: Vegetables,Vegetarian,Yogurt - 01 Mar 2009

Draining cucumbers for tzatziki.

When I make tzatziki, sometimes I drain the cucumbers, sometimes I don’t. I know I’m supposed to, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference. I’ve sometimes wondered if perhaps my practice …

February 22, 2009

Wild Mustard Greens (Vrouves)

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.


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

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.

2 lb …

August 31, 2008

How To Drain Yogurt (Pos Na Straggisete To Yaourti)

Filed under: How-To,Vegetarian,Yogurt - 31 Aug 2008

Greek recipes calling for yogurt, such as Tzatziki, invariably call for Greek-style yogurt, which means that the yogurt has been drained of its liquid whey. But you can easily drain American yogurt to use in Greek recipes, and …

August 12, 2008

Eggs Scrambled In Tomatoes (Strapatsada)

Filed under: Eggs,Tomatoes,Vegetarian - 12 Aug 2008

Eggs and tomatoes for greek recipe strapatsada.

The name of this dish betrays its Italian origins. It comes from parts of Greece closest to Italy – the western Peloponnesos and the Ionian. This is a family …

July 11, 2008

Baby Fig Spoon Sweet (Sikalaki Gliko)

Filed under: Fruit,Sweets,Vegan,Vegetarian - 11 Jul 2008

Mama makes her traditional recipes from memory, but when memory needs a little boost, she hauls out her battered old copy of Megali Mageiriki. The classic Greek cookbook, it’s very 1950’s, complete with faded photos …

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 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 …

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