Roasted Mushrooms with Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary Butter


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.      …

Beer Battered Zucchini Wedges


When the zucchini bounty is prolific, serve beer battered zucchini wedges  as an appetizer when enjoying drinks with friends. This is a wonderful vegetarian zucchini recipe, that you will find addictive to eat. If your looking for a hot – vegetarian appetizer, that is a little more than vegetable sticks and dip then  these would…

Delish Baklava Rolls (Cigars)


A rolled nut and pastry sweet soaked in aromatic honey syrup. They are perfectly with a cup of espresso or perhaps to be truly authentic a Turkish or Greek Coffee. Traditionally your first impression of a Baklava Cigar is its sweetness. This version though, you will be captivated by the aromas, tastes of the nuts…

Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )


Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a cool bean salad. This black eyed bean recipe is a vegans delight as it falls in the legume family but  it also makes a healthy Mediterranean diet friendly meal during the summer. I use dried black-eyed…

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Black-eyed bean stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…