Ginger-lemon-honey marmalade Piperorizamarmelada

15 organic lemons about 25 g fresh ginger root, or more to taste 1 l water 250 g candied ginger, chopped fine 500 g honey 500 g sugar + jam pectin Wash and dry the lemons. Peel them with a vegetable peeler and slice…

Ginger liquor (Piperorizaliker)

750 ml cognac or Metaxa 250 ml white wine 50 g grated fresh ginger root 2 cinnamon sticks 2 Tablespoons honey 1 sprig rosemary 8 cardamom pods, crushed 200 g brown sugar Heat the white wine in a small pan together with the ginger,…

Semolina cake with almond syrup (Revani)

A typical Greek cake that makes a nice dessert or a treat to go with a cup of coffee. 250 g flour 2 t baking powder dash salt 6 eggs 500 g sugar 150 g corn or sunflower oil 125 g finely ground almonds…

Hummus

One of our favorite side-dishes, it is healthful, calcium-rich and easy to make, especially if using canned chickpeas. 250 g chickpeas, or 1 can 2-3 cloves garlic 3 Tablespoons tahine (sesame paste) juice of 2 lemons about 3 Tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon cumin…

Black-eyed peas with nettles (Mavromatika me spanaki)

Springtime: a new beginning! Stinging nettle leaves, used as a tea or eaten like spinach, have a cleansing effect on our body and are a great detox after the winter. 250 g dried black-eyed peas, or white beans if wished 500 g spinach leaves…

Lamb casserole with vegetables (Yiovetsi apo arni kai laganika)

The wonderful aromas and flavours of this dish take you straight to southeastern Europe… 750 g lamb or 1 kg lamb cutlets 2 large onions 100 ml oil, butter or lard 1 large carrot, cut in sticks 1 cup white beans, partially cooked 1…

Vegetarian lentil soup

250 g lentils 2 litres water 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, sliced 2 ribs celery, sliced 2 cloves garlic 5 T olive oil 2 or 3 tomatoes, peeled and diced (or 3 Tablespoons tomato puree) 2 bay leaves oregano, salt & pepper…

Meatball soup with egg-lemon sauce (Youvarlakia soupa avgolemono)

This is a delicious main dish soup, served with bread, a piece of feta cheese and a nice salad. 500 g ground beef 1 small onion, grated salt & pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley and/or mint leaves 6…

Nettle soup (Tsouknidosoupa)

Rich in vitamins and minerals, stinging nettles are healthy, cleansing herbs, good for kidneys, skin, hair and nails: and cooking takes the sting out of them! About 500 g nettles (pick with gloves!) white part of 2 leeks, chopped 1 bunch spring onions, chopped…

Winter salad (Politiki salata)

A hearty salad: it is easy, healthy and it also keeps well. ½ white cabbage, thick core removed, sliced very finely 1 red & 1 green pepper, cleaned en sliced in thin strips 1 large or 3 small carrots, scraped and grated 3 ribs…