Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies) Ingredients: 1 cup Canadian lentils 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 large carrots diced 1 large celery stalk  diced 5 cups water or stock 1 cup canned tomatoes (or 2-3 fresh tomatoes cubed) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 bay leaves salt and pepper 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes) Ingredients: 250 grams butter softened at room temperature 2 ½ cups icing sugar 1 lemon OR orange rind grated finely 2 teaspoons of vanilla paste OR extract 1 egg which must be at room temperature and not cold 1 shot of brandy OR ouzo (for an extra kick but… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free) Ingredients: 20 grams dark chocolate 200 mils of almond, soy or rice milk 1 teaspoon honey Method: In a briki (or small saucepan) mix chocolate and milk and warm it on low heat whilst stir-ing. When all blended take off heat and add honey. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg.… Continue reading Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

  Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup of vodka; 1 packet wine yeast (don’t use bread yeast); 1 kg of raw honey (don’t use processed honey); 3 teaspoons lemon zest; 3 cinnamon sticks; 3 cardamom pods; 3 cloves; Water; Stockpot; Strainer; Funnel; Large jug or bottles; and Bottles with lids Method: Sterilise stock pot… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

Recipes: Anastasia’s Spiral Pita

Anastasia’s Spiral Pita  Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons of medium or short grain rice 1 onion, finely diced 6-8 spring onions chopped 400g spinach, chopped OR 400g of wild greens (edible green leaves/weeds) 150g feta cheese, crumbled 125g cottage or ricotta cheese OR alternatively use more feta 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons dill… Continue reading Recipes: Anastasia’s Spiral Pita