My Favourite Pumpkin Soup

My Favourite Pumpkin Soup

Orange Is The New Black This soup  combines ingredients that are all in season and perfectly compliment each other in flavour as well as colour! Truffle oil, an autumn essence that brings to mind beautiful walks in forest paths, covered in fallen, damp leaves. As for the Amaretto crumbs? Well, this was a little secret…

Spanakopitakia – Rustic Spinach Pies

Spanakopitakia - Rustic Spinach Pies

Little Wonders Some flavours are  connected to memories and places … These spinach pies will always represent, in my mind, the passion that the people of Paros have for cooking and sharing… Mary, my friend who lives in Paros all year round, used to make these  homemade spinach pies in the winter. She makes her…

Marinated Chicken Salad with Lemon Raisins, Capers & Pine Nuts

Marinated chicken salad

New edition This is an instant, last minute light meal…, The marinated chicken can be prepared in advance just add the freshest crisp lettuce leaves and the dressing in the end… Marinated Chicken Salad with Lemon Raisins, Capers & Pine Nuts Ingredients 4 chicken breasts or 2 turkey breasts 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon salt…

Homemade Stocks

Homemade Stocks

Heart and Soul A base. A foundation: No wonder why the French word for stock is “fond”. If you have your own homemade stock in your fridge or freezer, you can create masterful soups, deep-toned sauces, aromatic gravies, rich risottos and hearty stews. Using ready-made stock is simply not the proper way to go about…

Spicy Couscous Salad with Courgettes Fresh Herbs and Feta Cheese

Couscous salad

Round and round One of the things I find fascinating about creating in the kitchen is the simple, yet astonishing blend of cultures, flavours and timeframes. This is what happens when you prepare a dish of couscous. One of the first written references of this tiny semolina  is from an anonymous, 13th-century North African cookbook….