Rice pudding

rice puddingThere is hardly a nation in the world without rice pudding. From Far East to Far west, this little pudding has gained everybody’s attention and affection. As old as rice and as simple as milk, rice pudding has been a staple of Greek home cooking too, joining the Middle-Eastern league for flavourfull filling snacks. Either as breakfast or actually dessert, I love it cold and with lots of cinnamon. Continue reading

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spanakorizo

Spanakorizo and a guided tour of Athens with Ms Marmite lover

I had visitors from London last weekend. I love having guests over, especially from my old home and have to admit I miss the city a little. Kerstin, better known as Ms Marmite Lover, is the personification of London: lively, spirited, dynamic, an ingenious chef and instrumental in establishing the city’s supper-clubs back in 2009! There was a lot of talk about cooking and blogging and an exchange of amazing ideas, but our conversations kept coming back to Athens, what is really going on here?
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Lahanodolmades

Do you remember dolmadakia? Well, now the cold weather has set in, I thought I’d tell you about our winter version as well, ntolmadakia made with cabbage! We call them lahanodolmades, which we smother with avgolemono, a super yummy egg and lemon sauce that adds a zesty finish to the dish.

This is one fussy recipe, I have to warn you, but immensely rewarding! Just make sure you have a couple of hours to spare to prepare it properly – perfect for a lazy Sunday in the kitchen.

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Dolmadakia – tightly wrapped

My years at Uni were good old times, long gone but never forgotten.

Studying translation I was fortunate enough to be part of a very multicultural group. There were a lot of social gatherings, most of them spontaneous, and a few meticulously planned by our study group secretary. Close to Christmas holiday one year, we were assigned a very special task, cook something from our home country. And out came her suggestion for us Greeks: why don’t you make dolmadakia? it’s great finger food! You should have seen our faces. Pale as sheets, unable to utter a word. Make dolmadakia? There was no pot big enough on the entire campus… Vine leaves! Where on earth are we going to find those? Is she mad? Does she know how long they take to prepare? Doesn’t she realise students survive by grazing off raw salads or eating burgers? You need grandma love for dolmadakia , it’s a special ingredient. The thoughts burst like bubbles above our puzzled faces. Well, we eventually found the courage to say no. We prepared Greek salad and spinach pie instead. Continue reading

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