Homemade lemonade

Weather is getting better here in Netherlands so I’ve picked up again my beautiful, long bicycle rides! Coming back home yesterday from a bike trip, full of sun and summer smells, I dreamt of a fresh, cold lemonade! I stopped in the grocery store close to my home, the one that this polite Lebanese sir…

Falafel

Truth is that I wanted to make a traditional recipe for chick pea ‘balls’ from Sifnos, a beautiful Greek island. In order to do that I needed marjoram which I couldn’t find in Netherlands so I thought ‘let’s go with all the rest we’ve got!’. So Falafel it is! It’s been a while since the…

Hummus

There is some magic in your kitchen. It’s chick peas.. It’s so wonderful how many healthy dishes you can make with them! And hummus is just one of them. Last weekend I cooked a lot (well that’s no news for me actually). But what I did was 3 different recipes with chick peas. Starting with hummus, this delicious…

Galette with mushrooms & turmeric

Vincent, one of my French colleagues after seeing my blog he brought me some recipe magazines from Paris just to give me a small taste of what’s going on right now in the French cuisine. That’s how I’ve met galette, the modern version of it at least. Galette is what the French call various types of…

Spinach salad with dry figs

It’s about time to talk about fig. Those who know me well might smile right now, because I love figs. During summer all I do is waiting for figs to be ready, keep spotting fig trees here and there saying “Oh here’s another fig tree, yes!” and when ready everyday is fig day! My dad…

Tabbouleh

I tried Tabbouleh for the very first time one warm summer night in Athens, I think I was around 19-20, don’t really remember. What I do remember was taking some tabbouleh with my fork, wondering ‘what is this..’ and then feeling this juicy, fresh, tasteful mouthful of different kinds of ingredients.. ‘wow, how cool can this salad be?’…

‘Melitzanosalata’ – Eggplant salad

Eggplant salad for me is tied to family weekends in Krokos, in my home village. Eggplant salad is great either with fish or meat or whatever you want! When my dad starts a barbecue, eggplants will be the first ones to be grilled. First of all, because they need the high temperature that the woods…

Cod fish ‘souvlaki’

Greeks love souvlaki. I believe everyone does actually. It’s delicious no matter what. No matter if you make it with meat or not.. So here is a ‘new version’; cod fish souvlaki! Apart from being easy to make, tastes awesome and has great looks, if you serve it with garlic bread then the taste lifts up in…

Olive bread – ‘Eliopsomo’

As deeper as I go into the cooking I realize that I love doughs and pastries. Using just water and flour you can make a ‘nest’ for all the ingredients you want, how amazing is that? Is olives what you like? Then you go ahead and make olive breads! I usually make one big bunch…

Turmeric omelette

Omelette is just perfect! And you can make it even more exotic if you add some turmeric in. Inspiration came when I was left with some egg whites because the yolks were added alone in a cake.. So I thought, I should make an omelette so that the white don’t go to waste. But then,…

paprika sweet potato chips

Even though I was raised with a lot of food variety, it was most of the times centered in Greek cuisine. And because Greek cuisine and ingredients are endless and really tasty it’s hard to go further and look for something completely out of it. Living abroad gave me the chance to encounter in daily…

salmon & avocado salad

I think I said again how much I love salads! this one is more than a salad, it’s a complete lunch or dinner, whatever you want it to be! It’s been a while till I truly appreciated avocado to be honest, it was just a weird vegetable for me. I came across it quite often here…