After visiting Israel and Spain, with their wonderful citrus fruits, honey and olive oil, I came back craving for more. So, I came up with this moist and aromatic citrus cake, and was very happy with how it turned out. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading
Anyone who tried fresh figs in any Mediterranean country is likely to be a bit disappointed with American figs. I’m not sure why exactly, but they never taste the same. Since I’m a big fig fan, this is not to say I’ve stopped trying. Whenever I see reasonable looking figs, which is not very often, I buy them and hope this time it’s going to be different. Continue reading
This simple and tasty salad is the proof that not all potato salads have to be heavily seasoned with mayonnaise.
It is light and fresh and easy to assemble. The fact that it is also aesthetically pleasing is an added bonus.
Souvlaki is a Greek dish, made of marinated small pieces meat, grilled on skewers. However, as you can see here, it is also possible to prepare the dish using a grilling pan, without the skewers.
Though not part of the traditional herbs used in this dish, to compensate for the lack of smoky aroma in indoor grilling, I have added some roughly chopped rosemary to the dish. It burns when grilling and adds lots of aroma and flavor. If you want a more authentic dish, omit it. Continue reading
Lahmajoon, or “dough with meat”, is a well known Armenian dish, with many variations all around the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It is traditionally made with yeast dough, shaped into a circle, like cheese pizza.
Here, I’ve decided to use dough that is quicker to make, made with yogurt and olive oil, instead of the traditional yeast dough.
It’s hot outside, so I thought about preparing a nice quick salad that doesn’t require cooking, and yet is filling like a cooked dish. Caprese is exactly this kind of salad. Continue reading
The combination of asparagus and mushrooms is one of my favorites. Their flavors and textures seem to work so well together. I like to sauté them together and mix with cooked pasta, grated Parmesan cheese and good olive oil, or serve with polenta.
But when I saw these wonderful King Oyster mushrooms at the store, I thought it would be a shame to just chop them, so I’ve decided to use their unique shape with whole asparagus in this tart, which is very quick and easy to assemble and is just perfect for brunch. Continue reading
As much as we all love to cook, sometimes we just want to go into the kitchen and make a very quick, yet fresh and delicious meal, in no time. Continue reading
Many people find working with Filo dough to be complicated, but in fact, it is very easy once you get the grip of it.
The great thing about this thin, paper-like dough, is that it allows you to control the type and amount of fat you want to use, and it can be formed into many different shapes; from the traditional triangles, as shown here, to squares, layers, cups and more. The variety of fillings is also endless, from savory to sweet. Continue reading