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: 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