Mediterranean Risoni Salad

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Greek Risoni Salad with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, plentiful of chopped kalamata olives and finished off with a tasty dressing makes for a quick and tasty meal, ready in 15 minutes.  Make your own variation with whatever you have on hand, orzo is a wonderful substitute to rice. Risoni can also be used as a…

Versatile Flavourful Mediterranean Inspired BBQ marinade for meat and vegetables

December School Holidays are just around the corner, Christmas and New Year is fast approaching, working adults tend to take most of their annual leave during this time, and the end of year parties and friend and family gatherings are at their peak. In Australia, at this time of the year it is mostly outdoors…

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe ( Horiatiki, χωριατικι σαλατα )

Many debate about what goes into a Traditional Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Greek Apricot, Almond Olive Oil Cake (τούρτα με βερίκοκα και ελαιόλαδο )

Olive oil is commonly used in Greek Cuisine even for baking cakes, sweets and pastries. The olive oil adds lightness to the cake, and the apricot adds a welcome tangy tartness to the subtle savoury taste of the olive oil. In fact, whilst living in Greece, I don’t recall butter ever being kept in the…

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…