Bulgur wheat dolmathakia

a short guide on preserving fresh vine leaves

Vines, so many reasons to love them. For the juicy grapes in August, the aromatic wine that warms up our souls and the abundant shade in our gardens as we stay outdoors to cool down from the summer heat. Of course, there are dolmathakia too, stuffed vine leaves, a mezze to die for.

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Asparagus mimosa,a taste of spring

asparagus mimosa @eatyourselfgreek

The first day of spring is officially here. If there is one dish that signals spring to me, it’s asparagus. Asparagus mimosa to be precise, it’s their exact time to flourish as well.The new asparagus harvest has already made its appearance and it’s a delight to munch on the young, delicate stems of asparagus. This is obviously not a Greek recipe, but a classic dish that crosses borders and time. Yup, it is old school too, but hey there is nothing like good mustard vinaigrette, fancy looking boiled eggs and fresh greens for a quick meal.

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Baked cauliflower with chervil, sourmilk and almonds

It tastes seriously good

Baked cauliflower with chervil, sour-milk almonds sauce

I’m back to Athens for the winter. December has brought in many fairy lights in preparation for Christmas and very little cold weather. A mild southern breeze brings the smells of the sea in the streets of the city. Blessed with the occasional sunshine, I started digging in my cookbooks for winter vegetable recipes. Love them, hate them? I baked some cauliflower, it’s better than you think.

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Bakalo and Cycladic cheese dumplings

a restaurant full of Aegean flavours

bakalo restaurant Mykonos @eatyourselfgreek

Hiding in plain sight in the winding streets of Mykonos chora, at Lakka, there is a small house with a well at the front yard. The well is still active, an old lady comes to get bucket loads of water for her potted flowers two houses down the street. What is best though, this little house is the cosiest restau in Mykonos with the most authentic Cycladic flavours: Bakalo! Continue reading Facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramby feather

Greek pita bread

What makes Greek souvlaki so unique, juicy grilled meat aside, is, of course, the pita bread. The Greek pita resembles very much the Arabic flatbread, but unlike them, our pita breads are leavened. Their taste is neutral and pita are soft and flexible so that it can wrap around the grilled meat and tzatziki or home-made gyros I made last week. The best part about pita bread? It’s the easiest bread you will ever make. Continue reading

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Bruschettas with courgette and smoked mackerel

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Slowly, very, very slowly we are dragging from summer into September. I took it easy this summer and enjoyed a few beaches around Athens in August whilst everyone was away on the islands. Along with all the wonderful summer fruit, from apricots to peaches and figs, I have been enjoying veggies a lot. I went crazy on courgettes recently. There is my favourite courgette bruschettas recipe from chef Aria Pouliou below, I couldn’t stop eating it. I still cannot to be honest. Continue reading

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Hummus, light nibbles

How to make hummus from scratch

houmous @eatyourselfgreek

I love hummus, I often have it alongside chopped sticks of carrots or cucumber as a light lunch or late evening snack. I like the natural sesame and lemon flavour, I love experimenting with different variations, too. There are two recipes so that you can make your own from scratch: natural flavour and spicy, pepper hummus. Continue reading

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