Diples or Thiples

Diples or Thiples

The honey dipped, crunchy, Thiples (folds), originate from the Peloponnese. It is a Greek dessert where its main ingredient is thin dough. Kalamata and Mani have a long tradition in Thiples. Their history gets lost back in time. It is said that when eggs were...
Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes

The Kourabiedes cookies are almond cookies popular in Greece, Cyprus, and Greek communities in Anatolia, as well as across the Greek diaspora and have in their DNA the European origin of the shortbread type cookies. Ingredients: Fresh butter 2cups (for USA I used...
Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

Greek traditional Christmas cookies with crunchy-soft texture dipped in honey and topped with walnuts and cloves!!! Still, these traditional goodies are thought to be derived from the ancient and medieval “makaria”, which were eaten during funerals. Gradual changes in...
Portuguese Caldo Verde

Portuguese Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde means “Green Stew” made with potatoes, onions garlic and Churizo sausage and for the “Verde” leaf cabbage or kale. I chose to make it into a smooth veloute but you don’t need to.  In South Africa I bought the leaf cabbage shredded and dried so you...
Grilled Rockfish with lemon and mustard Orzo

Grilled Rockfish with lemon and mustard Orzo

The Maryland Rockfish, also called striped bass, is a challenge to catch and a delight to eat. There are many ways I have cooked this tasty fleshy fish but this is one of my favorites, cut into cutlets, grilled and serve with Orzo (κριθαρακι) with lemony Greek...
Bacalhau with potatoes, bell peppers, garlic and olives

Bacalhau with potatoes, bell peppers, garlic and olives

Portuguese are known to have more than 1000 recipes using Bacalhau even though cod isn’t even caught in Portugal and it’s primarily imported from northern Europe, specifically around Norway and Newfoundland. I wouldn’t know so mane, but I did get a few...

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