Cauliflower is a vegetable very common in Greek cuisine. Basically, we enjoy it cooked and served as a simple salad, but we like it fried as well. Cut into small florets and deep fried in olive oil it is a wonderful appetizer that everyone enjoys.
It’s December, winter is officially here and all we want is soup to keep us warm. Because nothing beats a warming bowl of soup on a cold winter day!
On our new post we enjoy some pumpkin soup with Greek yoghurt.
Pies are our favorite comfort food and we like them especially with vegetables. A rather particular vegetable for a pie is the red pepper, but it makes for a brilliant pie to be honest! In Greece we use Florina pepper which has a distinguished rich sweet flavor. If not found, one can use any type of horn shaped red pepper
It’s the ideal time of the year- somewhere between summer and autumn- to indulge into a salad with a favorite legume. Lentils are perhaps the best legumes we can use in a salad and they match perfectly with feta cheese. Add some herbs and abundant lemon juice and you’ve got the most wonderful lunch!
Greek cuisine is full of wild greens. One of the most popular, which we usually enjoy eating during summer, is the amaranth greens, the “vlita” as we call them here in Greece.
They can be boiled and eaten as a salad but they are also cooked with zucchini in a popular dish that is called “yiachni”. It’s sort of a vegetable stew, very healthy and very easy to make!
Fresh tomatoes and feta cheese tart
In the Greek cuisine the list of pies is endless. Any kind of ingredient can become a pie, plus every region in the country has its own way of making pies. We are a nation that adores pies! No doubt about that!