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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Watermelon and feta

 Summer coolers

Some recipes can hardly be called recipes. They are mere suggestions of which ingredients match together, the good old roast cannot exist without a good handful of onions and garlic and similarly potatoes cannot go amiss. But we are well into summer. This is all about watermelon and feta, Greek summer on a plate.

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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

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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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.

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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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