Category Archives: food

Dakos!

Dakos, or koukouvayia (which means owl) is something I learnt to appreciate in Crete. The reason I made it (apart from nostalgia and flavour) is that last night, with a bit of leftover dough I had from making pizzas I … Continue reading

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Baked plaice with tomatoes and parsley

A very simple recipe and a healthier alternative to frying the fish. Ingredients (for 2-3) 4-5 fillets of plaice a few fresh tomatoes 1 onion, cut in rings 2-3 cloves of garlic, thickly cut Olive oil Fresh parsley, finely chopped … Continue reading

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Leek and potato soup

This is very much an English recipe, slightly Mediterranean-ised for good measure. Ingredients 2-3 leeks 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced 1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on your taste), finely chopped Olive oil Wash the leek very well, removing … Continue reading

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Sourdough bread

I have been making bread in various shapes and sizes-and with varying success-for a while now. I’ve always wanted to experiment with sourdough, as I love the flavour and it reminds me of the typical Cypriot bread I love so … Continue reading

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Rye Bread

Ingredients (makes 5 small loaves) For the yeast 1 sachet of yeast 1 tsp sugar 700-800ml lukewarm water For the dough 1/2 strong white flour 1/2 rye flour 1-2 tbsp olive oil a pinch of salt You can also add … Continue reading

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Bread

The reason I insist on baking bread is that in the UK bread is either not good or expensive for what you get. In addition, I believe that baking bread is one of those ancient skills, it has a certain … Continue reading

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Pasquale’s Mussels and Spaghetti with Mussels

Not my recipe this time, but rejigged and reblogged from Ιστομαγειρέματα. Thanks to postbabylon for this. How to clean and prepare live mussels Take the mussels and pull gently but firmly the little ‘beard’ they have. When you do this, … Continue reading

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