Orange marmalade/Blood orange marmalade (Marmelada Portokali)

4 kg oranges or blood oranges, preferable organic 4 lemons, juiced 2 ½ kg sugar 1 ½ l water jam pectin or gelatin for the blood orange marmalade, 100 ml Campari   Wash the oranges and cook them with the 1 ½ l water…

Chickpea Salad (Rebidosalata)

A lovely main dish salad, perfect for picnics! 4 T (Greek) olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic, pressed salt, pepper, ground fenugreek and paprika to taste 400 g cooked chickpeas (or canned, rinsed) 3 large,…

Strawberry/Elderflower crumb pie

250 g flour 150 g butter 100 g sugar dash salt 500 g strawberries 2 T cold elderflower syrup Flowers from 2 or 3 elderflower umbels 2 t powdered sugar Opt: lemon curd, vanilla or elderflower ice cream   Preheat oven to 180°C. Line…

Chervil soup

A nutritious and healthy springtime soup 3 leeks 3-4 potatoes 2 T butter and 2 T olive oil 50 g chopped chervil and some chopped parsley 1 l chicken or vegetable broth juice of ½ lemon salt and pepper 1 egg yolk 4 T…

Stuffed eggplant

A lovely vegetarian dish, typically Greek- it is one of my favorites! 4 long, thin eggplants 4 tomatoes 4 sweet peppers (green or other colour) onions- how many? Not in Dutch recipe 8 T olive oil A few cloves garlic Oregano and parsley (preferable…

Pears in wine sauce

6 large, firm pears, peeled but with stem attached if wished juice of ½ lemon 400 ml red wine 100 g sugar 75 g currants 1 vanilla bean, or some vanilla essence a few cloves   Place the pears upright in a pan and…

Filled apples (Milo krasato)

A nice dessert we make with our own apples; use stewing pears or apples that keep their shape when cooked: a simple, healthy sweeet, guaranteed to please everyone 1 kg small apples or stewing pears (10-15 pieces) 10-15 prunes 1 bottle red wine (dry)…

Chicken soup with egg & lemon (Kotosoupa avgolemono)

A classic! 1 large organic chicken 1 large or 2 small carrots a few sprigs parsley and thyme coarse sea salt & pepper (opt.: a small piece of mace or ginger) 100 g rice (wat is soeprijst? Ronde rijst?) 2 eggs Juice from 2…

Mushroom risotto

2-3 shallots 50 ml olive oil 50 g butter 500 g risotto rice (arborio) 500 g fresh chanterelle or porcini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 150 ml white wine Approx. 2.5 l chicken or vegetable broth, heated through 50 g grated Parmesan cheese cream cheese…

Bean soup (Fasolada)

A classic Greek vegetarian winter soup 300 g dried white beans, soaked overnight 3 l water 2 onions, minced 2 large carrots, chopped 2 tomatoes, skins removed and chopped (or use 2 T tomato puree) A small piece of celeriac, or a celery rib,…