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Category: Recipes

Lemon Bars With a Salty Olive Oil Crust

lemon bars

An almost-classic lemon bar. The sweet, tart lemon curd is thicker than usual and the shortbread crust has a little secret: There’s no butter. Instead, we use fruity, savory olive oil, plus a generous amount of salt. — Emma Laperruque Prep: 15 minInactive: 1 hrCook: 20 minServes: 6 Ingredients Crust 2 1/2 cups (320 grams) all-purpose […]

Dandelion Greens / Radikia

Dandelions with olive oils and lemon

Horta is a catch-all term for greens and horta vrasta means simply boiled greens.  This recipe features dandelion greens (radikia in Greek) which are certainly very popular in Greek cooking as are their other green friends vleeta (amaranth), mustard greens and chicory. A dish of boiled greens drizzled with olive […]

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs

BBQ Short Ribs

A big slab of beef ribs can be hard to find and intimidating to cook, so here I use short ribs. I also don’t follow any prescribed style of cooking or flavoring, which makes this recipe an easy shortcut for beginners, or people who don’t want to spend hours smoking […]

Greek Stuffed Eggplant (Papoutsakia)

Melitzanes papoutsakia (Greek stuffed eggplant)

Extra juicy and absolutely delicious! Melitzanes Papoutsakia’ (Greek stuffed eggplant) this aubergine based traditional Greek recipe will certainly amaze you! ‘Melitzanes Papoutsakia’ (Greek stuffed eggplant) is a Greek dish which receives its name from the resemblance of its shape with little shoes. Ingredients For eggplants and ground meat 3 eggplants, medium […]

SMOKED LAMB SHOULDER RECIPE

Smoked Lamb Shoulder is an absolute treat. This slowly smoked lamb shoulder is spritzed with a savory mix of apple cider vinegar and juice, and then pulled for tender and flavorful lamb. This recipe is a great one for your next summer cookout! Why This Recipe Works Lamb Shoulder needs a […]

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek inspired chicken that combines pantry staple ingredients to make a flavorful marinade for an easy summer dish! Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 30 minsServes: 6 Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Zest + juice of 2 large lemons 2 Tbsp. oregano 4 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced 2 tsp. sea […]

How feta cheese is made in Greece

Fetta chesse being sliced on table

Feta is made with a combination of sheep’s and goat’s milk. Depending on where you are in Greece, you’ll get a different tasting feta. The flavors range from soft and buttery to hard and tangy. Feta is made with a combination of sheep’s and goat’s milk, which gives it that […]

CRÊPES SUZETTE FLAMBÉED, RECIPE AND STORY

crepe suzette

Decadent French crêpes, very thin pancakes, served in a delicious orange and caramel sauce, flambé with Grand Marnier orange alcohol. This is the common recipe, you’ll read in the story that the traditional one is with mandarin butter and not flambéed. This is a must eat among French desserts. Maybe […]

Raspberry Charlotte Cake (Charlotte à la Framboise)

Rasberry Charlotte

I won’t even mess around to make it healthier so you’ll get the unadulterated naughty French version (ahem, where’s your mind going?!).  I mean there’ll be moist sponge fingers and Bavarian cream, all made with real whipping cream, sugar and flour!!!  Some of you might be jumping for joy anticipating your next sugar high.  For those […]

Espresso Martini Cheesecake

Espresso martini cheesecake

Make this bittersweet cheesecake when entertaining a crowd – it can be prepared a few days ahead, then simply pour over the boozy coffee syrup to serve. Time: 45 Minutes + ChillingServes 15Serves: 15 Ingredients 250g Lotus Biscoff biscuits, whizzed or bashed to crumbs 125g unsalted butter 125g 600g cream cheese […]