Risotto with shrimps

I kept making risotto until it gets right, I made it (and ate it) 4-5 times straight, writing down the changes I made each time in the recipe. I search new recipes, saw many videos, read again. The 5th one worked pretty good. Valentina, my Italian colleague helped with some tips and some websites from traditional risottos! Enjoy!…

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…

Noodle soup with mushrooms

When I first came in Netherlands for studies, I was impressed with the stores selling various types of cheese. There was a time that every week I was trying a new type of cheese. Well now I’m going through the chili pepper phase. Coming back from my last trip, I went upstairs to my neighbor…

‘Tigania’ – Fried pork with mushrooms

Fried pork with mushrooms is a typical Christmas recipe in Greece, especially in the northern part. Early December the first ‘tigania’ is made and until the end of the year it’s high likely that you’ll find almost everyday some of it in the fridge.. People eat it either as main course or wine ‘meze’, everyone…

pizza

pizza.. I love it! and I know you do too. And I know that your sister / friends / boyfriend / girlfriend / wife / husband / parents / grandparents / neighbors / boss / cleaning lady / post man / annoying colleague / pet / … / people of any age / sex / nationality…

chicken filet with dark beer

For the past few years I’ve been living in the Netherlands, the country of canals, windmills, tulips, cheese and beer! beer here can be even cheaper than water, that’s right! and not just ordinary beer but these beautiful, mature dark ones with the bitter taste and the red or brown color, most of the times called the Trappist…

pappardelle with mushrooms

if you really want to make a good impression go with something simple but tasty, casual but unique, a dish that anyone would like to eat but all would think it was especially made for them.. and believe me they would feel special if you feel it too when you cook it, I know it sounds…

orzo with vegetables & mizithra

you’re home, it’s late, you’re hungry. you were too busy to go to the super market so you should have only the basics. well the basics are more than enough… my parents used to say – ok I admit, they keep saying it; “keep some kritharaki (orzo) in your kitchen, just in case honey!”. so this is for all the…