Category Archives: greek

Spinach & zucchini pie

I’ve always loved spanokopita, but only make it rarely because I find phyllo hard to work with, so I was thrilled to see a phyllo-less version of this Greek spinach pie on Alexandra’s gorgeous blog. A bit of tinkering with … Continue reading

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Cooking en papillote

En papillote is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch made of specially treated baking paper (parchment) or foil and then baked. This is a fairly common cooking method for fish or chicken … Continue reading

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Meze: The dips

Tzatziki 2 x 180g pots of Greek yoghurt ½ an English cucumber, peeled, grated and drained on paper towel 2 large cloves of garlic, crushed 1 dessertspoon olive oil Mix everything together in a bowl and chill for at least … Continue reading

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Meze: Lemon roasted potatoes

Ingredients: 500g new potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water the juice of one lemon good pinch of salt 1 teaspoon dried Oregano Directions: Preheat oven to 230°C. Put the … Continue reading

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Meze: Zucchini fritters

These were awkward to fry because they ended up very soft and hard to flip so they turned out looking kind of gross, but they tasted amazing! Ingredients: 1 large zucchini, grated and drained 100 g feta, crumbled 1 onion, … Continue reading

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Meze: Cheese and Onion Spiral Pie

I’d seen pictures of these spiral pies and had a guess at how to put one together – it worked wonderfully! Ingredients: Phyllo pastry sheets 500g feta, crumbled 6 large red onions, caramelised olive oil Directions: Preheat over to 180°C … Continue reading

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Meze: Dolmades

Yesterday, hubby and I marked 23 years as a couple and after scouring the web for vegetarian-friendly restaurants for a festive dinner, we decided to cook up a feast of our own to celebrate. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a … Continue reading

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Spinach and feta patties with tomato and olive sauce – recipe redux

Updated 6 June 2014 This post has been updated as part of the glacially slow revamp of my old posts. Spinach and feta patties Makes 6 Ingredients 200g (7oz) feta cheese, crumbled 200g (7oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed … Continue reading

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