Kalamata Olives Palmiers

Recently, I bought a jar of tapenade from the supermarket and I was severely underwhelmed by the quality. I had them with bread sticks, on bread rolls, but it was rather bland. I remember that I made a tapenade with capers and sun-dried tomatoes that I brought to my friends’ Jennifer’s dinner party last year….

Dakos (Cretan Rusk Salad)

This is a dish that took me quite some time to get used to. I found that the barley rusks usually causes my mouth more harm than good (they are crunchy, and that is to put it mildly!) – that is until I attempted to make it myself at home. And I have to tell…

Sugo alla Puttanesca

The Puttanesca pasta sauce is a tasty mix of tangy, salty and spicy hot flavours. Puttanesca literally means ‘whore’ and Sugo alla Puttanesca means ‘Whore’s style Sauce’. Although the origin of the name may not be as ‘sinful’ as you think. From Wikipedia: According to Annarita Cuomo, writer for Il Golfo, a daily newspaper serving the…