Chickpea soup

After 4 flights, 2 boat trips, 2 train trips, countless bus and car rounds, it’s time for my bike(s) again! Back in the Netherlands, back in my cute apartment, back in cooking. I made a turn to some comfort food, at least for me. Chickpea soup, since the weather here is starting getting chilly. You will not need…

Zucchini salad

When I was younger, I was claiming winter to be my favorite season. When I started cooking more often and came closer to knowing a lot of ingredients (and for a lot other reasons), I realized that all seasons are unique. As a big fan of fresh fruits and vegetables though, I now have a…

Fish soup

If you ask my dad of is his favorite food he would say “Just give me fish and I can eat it every day!” That’s why today, that is also father’s day, I made a fish soup for him. Because I know how much you would love it if you were here dad (or if…

‘Gigantes’ – Oven giant beans

In Greece we eat frequently those white giant beans. They have such a full flavor, they are nutritious and healthy, I love them. They remind me of my grandparents Kleopatra and Zissis. I cannot really tell you why, I think I cannot write this but let’s say that it’s one of my best childhood memories…

Pasta with garlic & Kalamata olives

Pasta hymne: “My beautiful pasta, you delicious and tasty thing, please stand there warm always for me, with these Kalamata olives and garlic patent, who really needs a red sauce in the end?” This is all you can get from my poetry skills. I did write this in seconds though, I guess it’s obvious! Either way, there…

Salmon with mustard sauce

And then, you have those times when you have no more ideas, when you say “I can’t no more, I’m tired, I’m bored, I will not post anything today, I just want to eat without thinking food styling for once!” And that goes on and on and on.. “And you know what? I don’t even want…

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…

Pasta with hummus

What happens when you’ve made your lovely hummus and you’ve enjoyed it spread in fresh slice of bread or arabic bread or in grilled vegetables sandwich? There are still more ways to go.. yep! Get these long ziti pasta and make a unique hummus pasta. It’s a great way to make an easy and yet…

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…

Leek with wild rice & saffron

Sometimes seeing something beautiful, makes us think that the person who made it is a high class artist/specialist/chef. And we feel amazed and think that “He is a specialist, that’s why. I couldn’t do that.” Well, think again. Was this person always a specialist? No. He had to start somehow. He had to try various things until sometime something…

‘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…

Pesto sauce

If you start cooking regularly during the week, you’ll realize after a while that even when you come back from work hungry and tired, delivery food won’t be good enough anymore! So help yourself and keep in the fridge a jar with homemade basil pesto for times like these (and for others as well).. You…