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…

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…

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…

Baked Chickpeas with Egyptian Style Dukkah

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Baked chickpeas with Dukkah seasoning add that extra pizzaz to your meal.  Ideal sprinkled over zucchini, quinoa, couscous or even a dip. A wonderful vegetarian base this recipe is super versatile.  It’s up to you how creative you would like to be. Dukkah is an egyptian condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts and…

Italian Styled Crispy Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Ricotta and Pecorino

Its still officially winter here in Australia and a little too early for me to be picking zucchini blossoms. I was overjoyed when my fruit grocer found some blossoms from his daily market trip. As it was early in the season the blossoms were slightly smaller than the usual. Don’t be mistaken they were perfect…

Smoked Salmon, Freshly Made Lemon and Dill Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Salmon and Lemon & Dill Cream Cheese bruschetta tastes amazing but you will be so glad you tasted this bruschetta. Quality ingredients feature in this simple dish and serve perfectly as dinner appetisers or a lunch. Try with a fresh loaf of ciabatta, a sourdough or even a baguette, this bruschetta is a burst of…

Rosemary and Thyme Spelt Grissini Breadsticks

Snap and dip away into hummus, tsatsiki, avocado or eggplant dip with these Italian breadsticks ( grissini ) or perfect served with antipasto or cheese plate with flare. Read further, for recipe variations. These long, thin crunchy Grissini or breadsticks have flavour undertones of olives and rosemary and thyme. Deeply flavoured made with spelt flour,…

Mediterranean Spelt & Kalamata Olive Bread

Here is one of my favourite home-made breads I have been making ever since I can remember. To me, it is a little more reminiscent to what traditional olive bread should look and taste like. I have many fond memories of living in a small village in Greece during some of my childhood years, some…

Spinach and Feta Dip

This dip is so flavoursome and intensly fresh in taste. It is addictive without the hidden nasties of most dips. So, continue dipping to your hearts desire. Ingredients 40g English Spinach or young silverbeet leaves 3-4 leaves mint ( small quantity ) 1 tbspn lemon juice 1 tbspn pinenuts 2 tbspns olive oil 1/2 cup…

Greek Style Bruschetta, with Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives and Feta

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Tomato and Basil Italian bruschetta tastes amazing but you will be so glad you tasted this bruschetta. Quality ingredients feature in this simple dish and serve perfectly as dinner appetisers or a lunch. To pin this recipe head over to the end and you will find the pin it button. Try with a fresh loaf…

Τσαιτι, Rustic hand-rolled feta and mint turnover

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Traditionally named ‘σαιτι’, this dish is regional fare from laconian ( Λακωνίας ) – southern mainland Greece.  The villages of the region produce their own wine, olive oil, honey and bread and are also proud producers of traditional greek cheeses like ( kefalotyri, tulumotyri and mytzithra ).  This dish is a local traditional hand pie…

Greek Traditional Keftedakia, Keftedes ( Meatballs )

Delicious golden and crispy on the outside soft and moist on the inside they are beautifully flavoured with red onion, parsley, and plenty of mint. ✔️ Scroll down to the end of the recipe to Pin. Greek meatballs ( κεφτεδάκια ) are a family favourite in most Greek households.  This is the dish young and old…