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Year: 2020

Classic Greek Sweets – Kourampies and Melomakarona

kourambiedes - Greek Dessert

Greek society cleaves into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. The two scrumptious biscuits are indispensable additions to the Greek holiday table. Platters piled high with nutty brown melomakarona and snow […]

GARLIC MAYONNAISE

garlic mayonnaise

INGREDIENTS Makes: approx. 250ml 1 large egg (at room temperature) ¼ teaspoon saffron threads 2 garlic cloves (peeled and halved) 1 x 15ml tablespoon lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon more ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 x 15ml tablespoon cold water 250 millilitres regular olive oil PROCEDURE Put all the […]

Quick Anchovy, Garlic, And Lemon Pasta

Lemon Pasta

Pasta with garlic and olive oil is simple and classic recipe which comes together quickly for a great weeknight meal. Add in some lemon juice and zest to give it brightness and anchovies to provide umami, and you’ll have a pasta dish you’ll want to make again and again. Prep […]

Greek rice pudding

rice pudding bowel

Prep time: 25minServings: 4 portions Ingredients 250 g glutinous rice  500 ml water  500 ml milk, 3,5%  400 ml heavy cream 35%  200 g granulated sugar  6 cardamom, seeds  2 stick(s) cinnamon  cinnamon, ground, to serve Method In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream. In a small food processor, beat […]

The Best, Easy Ways to Upgrade Roast Chicken

From proper seasoning and cooking temp to aromatics and flavored butters, make your chicken dinner a winner with our pro tips. Is there anything better than a juicy roast chicken with golden-brown, crackly skin? We think not. But that doesn’t mean the almighty roast chicken can’t stand a bit of […]

Honey Garlic Chicken with Rosemary

honey garlic rosemary chicken

Prep:   20 mCook:  35 mReady In: 55 m Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons rosemary salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/2 cup honey 6 skinless chicken thighs Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic powder, […]

Lime Cheesecake (No-Bake )

lime cheesecake

PREP TIME: 2 hours 20 minutesMAKES: one 8-inch cheesecake I’ve never been a huge fan of key lime pie (too sour, too sweet), which is where this no-bake cheesecake swoops in to save the day. The acidity of the filling, in a way, offsets its sweetness and highlights its perfect […]

The Right Chemistry: The story of vodka

Smirnoff vodka bottles

Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who […]

How To Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh

roasted coffee beans in a bowls

No matter how you prepare your morning cup of coffee, there’s one common denominator: the coffee itself. But are there ways to store your favorite coffee beans to keep them more fresh? We spoke to Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer and the founder and CEO of Kahawa 1893, about all the best […]