Hummus

I am a late convert to hummus. The first time I had hummus, I must have been in my early 20’s. It have to say that it was one of those lightly flavoured Tesco ones – with red pepper or avocado or something similar. I remember splurging on a rather expensive tub of hummus from…

Honey Lemon Ginger Roast Chicken

Don’t really have a good introduction to this recipe – I just had a few lemons and ginger at home, and I remembered the first time I attempted to make “Lemon Chicken” in university (during the time dinosaurs roamed the earth) and how disastrous it was. Ready made Tesco breaded chicken and lemon juice from…

Greek Roast Lamb with Lemon and Oregano

Easter is near, and what is a more suitable dish for the Greek Orthodox Easter than Roast Lamb. This is cooked in a tangy lemon marinade, and the bottom of the baking tray was lined with thinly sliced potatoes. The cooking juices will cook the potatoes and make them taste all yummy and lemony,  like…

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Roasted Garlic

The preserved lemons I made a few weeks ago is now ready to use. And I have always wanted to see how cooking with preserved lemons would be. I don’t have a tagine for me to make the most well-known dish that uses preserved lemons. I have always liked lemons when I make roast chicken,…

Hro and Sophia’s Lemon Cheesecake

Culturally, here in Greece when it is your birthday, you buy sweets and treats for the people around you – your friends, co-workers, and family. It was to be my birthday in a few days, and I have known these 2 girls who work for George for quite a long time – Hro and Sophia….

Limoncello Spritzer

It was a hot weekend. A very, very, hot weekend. Hot days require cooling, refreshing drinks. And this spritzer is one of them. I brought back a bottle of Limoncello last year when I went on a holiday to Italy. And I still have a lot of Limoncello left, not knowing what to do with it…

Raya Cookies: Yuzu and Lavender Cookies

Another year has passed. Another Raya (Eid) will come again. And so, another cookie recipe. I will call this my Raya Cookies edition. I will make at least 1 cookie every Raya! Last year I made Kourabiedes. This year, its Yuzu and Lavender Cookies. I was in the UK for 12 days earlier this month….

Dolmadakia (Stuffed Vine Leaves)

George’s grandmother was here visiting us. And this dish is her specialty. I have been meaning to learn how to make this dish properly from Kalliope, but it is quite a time-consuming dish to make. It requires a lot of patience, but the results are definitely worth it. Her version is simply stuffed with a…

Lemon Kolios (Atlantic Chub Mackerel)

‘Tis the season for Kolios, sha la la la la la la la. The months of July and August will yield the best catch of this fish, known as the Atlantic Chub Mackerel. It is a rather meaty fish, as all mackerels are, and its healthy too – an oily fish, it is a rich…

Potato Salad

This particular recipe of potato salad is one of my favourites. Its originally from my mother-in-law, and I’ve tweaked it by adding less mayonnaise (and a different one at that!) and less lemon juice. Its light with texture – its crunchy yet soft at the same time, and the onions add a sweetness to the…