Cucumber and pomegranate salad

a recipe by Anne Lataillade

cucumber and pomegranate salad @eatyourselfgreek

London has already welcomed autumn temperatures. At the turn of the month we had to grab an extra jumper and scarf to get out of the door. Steadily as the week went by, we forgot we could wear a t-shirt and sandals. Saturday was possibly the last of BBQ days with a sun kissed day with a high of 25 C, which is a wow factor for London in the middle of September. Maddening as these weather changes might be, there is an upside to the turn of the season: cucumbers remain crisp and pomegranates are back on market stalls. This salad, by Anne Lattailade is just the thing: pomegranate and cucumber salad

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Greek potato salad

The simplicity of Greek cooking

If you were to search for a potato salad in the world wide web, you would find yourself tangled in a long list of recipes with a million and one variations. The Greek potato salad however, in its traditional version, is a humble and simple dish. Perfect for the BBQ season that here in Athens was official started with Easter. Let’s go make it. Continue reading Facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramby feather

Festive beetroot salad with pistachios and herbs

during hols we need a light meal, too 😉

Coming so close to Christmas, there is an insane amount of present wrapping and organisation to do. Christmas cards come and go, phones buzz, bleep and ring to arrange meeting up with loved ones before, during and after the holidays. So many glittering lights around to gaze at, so much fuss around the Christmas table. I am sharing a festive beetroot salad, quick and easy to please and impress. Continue reading Facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramby feather

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. Continue reading Facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramby feather

Spinach salad with taramasalata dressing

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So, so, I was getting really exciting for Greek pic-nic and kite-flying day – Clean Monday or Kathari Deutera as we call it over here. Yet, for another year the weather has turned a little cloudy, a little too windy and a little wet. Honest, I am no weather winger, I haven’t complained since I left London, it is steadily sunny and warm and soooo bright. But not this weekend – it’s going to be pouring down and anyone going to fly a kite is certain to re-enact Benjamin Franklin’s experiment. So food, console one self with food. A light salad with taramasalata dressing Continue reading

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