Tiropitakia with Dill & Mint Hand-pies | tiropites

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Tiropitakia or Tiropites are found displayed at Greek friend and family gatherings and celebrations. They are so easy to make and what is wonderful about these little ‘tiropitakia’ they store well in the freezer, ready to bake when needed.  The word greek word ‘Tiropitakia’ translates to ‘little cheese pies’ but technically speaking they are ‘little…

Charred Eggplant with Fresh Za’atar Rub yogurt tahini dressing

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Grilled charred eggplant is a staple in our home.  Its firm skin protects its creamy interior and will absorb any flavouring you add to it during the cooking process. Inspired by Za’tar, a middle-eastern thyme-  and sesame- based spice blend, have instead used freshly picked thyme & oregano, blended the leaves with toasted sesame seeds…

cheese pastries or feta mint kalitsounia with lemon thyme

Try to stop eating just one of these little cheese hand pies otherwise known as kalitsounia with feta mint and lemon thyme. These delicious little cheese pastries originate from the Island of Crete – in Greece and are made during Easter.  Of course, there is no rule that says you can only make them at…

Roasted Mushrooms with Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary Butter

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Mushrooms have a way of absorbing the ingredients around it and in this simple earthy dish, the delicate lemon myrtle and garlic infuse the mushrooms with flavour.  Serve on toast,  or as a complement to a Winter Roast.  Use a variety of mushrooms such as shitake, button and oyster for added interest.      

How to Make a Traditional Hortopita, Greek Spinach Pie | Horiatiki Spanakopita

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This recipe is a true Horiatiki Hortopita – A Greek Traditional Spanakopita, how the women from my village make it. Hortopita is a Greek Spinach pie made with traditional homemade phyllo loaded with various greens like silverbeet & herbs. A true Horiatiki Spanakopita. Travel off the beaten track where the roads wind perilously deep in…

Spanakopita Recipe for Beginners | a healthy recipe big on Flavour

Spanakopita is a popular greek savoury pie of primarily spinach, herbs and feta cheese encased in sheets of phyllo dough.  This recipe has been adapted to use commercial phyllo dough that you can find at your supermarket.  It is easy, healthy and big on that Mediterranean flavour. I made this recipe for my non-greek followers…

Rainbow Silverbeet (Chard) Dolmades with a Traditional Stuffing of Lamb, Rice and Dill

Stuffed vine leaves go by many names in Mediterranean and middle-eastern cuisine such as Dolmades, Dolma, ντολμαδες or Waraq Enab.  One thing is for sure, a flavoursome stuffing  of just the right amount of lamb, rice and herbs makes for a great dolmadaki.  These dolmades are layered in a bed of vine leaves, rolled in…

Robust Olive Tapenade

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This Olive Tapenade is not for the faint-hearted. Robust, fresh, and alive it surpasses any store-bought variety.  Highly addictive to eat and I guarantee you it will be devoured.   Perfect served with crackers topped on tasty bread like a baguette or even with your lamb steak. The ingredients may not be that different from…