Clean Monday

By |2018-07-04T17:07:58+01:00February 24th, 2017|Knowledgebase, Recipes|

Clean Monday marks the start of the Lenten period for Orthodox Christians. It is a moveable celebration that always occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Easter Sunday, symbolising purity as on that day we start 'cleansing' our bodies and souls from all impurities, hence the name! In fact, during the week leading up to [...]

Alonissos Tuna Pasta Salad

By |2018-07-04T17:07:59+01:00June 27th, 2016|Recipes|

1 jar White Alonissos Tuna in extra virgin olive oil 250g Chiotiko Kelari wholewheat casarecce pasta 3 spring onions ½ cucumber a small handful of pickled sea samphire 'kritama' 20-30 sprigs of dill a handful of fresh parsley 1 charleston green pepper a few Santorini capers OR a handful of green amfissa olives stone removed and sliced [...]

Stuffed Peppers & Tomatoes

By |2018-07-04T17:07:59+01:00June 1st, 2016|Recipes|

Oven baked stuffed peppers and tomatoes with minced beef; a traditional summer recipe when the peppers and tomatoes are big, tasty and abundant!   6 green bell peppers 6 large beef tomatoes 700g minced beef 1 white onion finely chopped a handful of parsley 3 tbsp Carolina rice wild oregano unrefined sea salt black pepper extra [...]


By |2018-07-04T17:07:59+01:00February 15th, 2016|Recipes|

A traditional sponge-like cake, soaked in fragrant syrup from the Northern town of Veria. This is our Chef's; Thomas Ntinas, grandma’s recipe, so the ingredients are measured not in grams or ounces but in mugs! So grab a decent sized tea mug and measure away! Preparation time: 45mins Serves: 12 pieces For the cake: 4 [...]

Winter Vegetable Salad with Lentils

By |2018-07-04T17:07:59+01:00February 8th, 2016|Recipes|

Healthy, soothing salad, full of goodness for the months after Christmas excesses! Serves 4 as a generous side salad 200g green lentils ¼ thinly sliced white cabbage 1 shredded carrot 1 sliced leek (the white part only) 1 diced sour green apple 1 roasted red pepper (homemade, or shop-bought in a jar) Red grape vinegar [...]

Wild Forest Mushroom Risotto with Syglino and Kefalotyri Crisps

By |2018-07-12T01:18:37+01:00January 28th, 2016|Recipes|

Preparation time: 45mins Serves 6   340g Carolina rice (or any good Arborio rice) 30g dried forest mushrooms (about 150ml of hot water to rehydrate them) 120g syglino Manis (smoked, salted pork preserved in olive oil) chopped in small pieces 1 banana shallot 1 garlic glove 1 glass white wine 500ml vegetable or chicken stock Unrefined [...]

Giouvetsi – Beef Casserole with Orzo

By |2018-07-04T17:08:00+01:00January 18th, 2016|Recipes|

Preparation time: 1hr 30mins Serves: 8   1kg of chuck beef cut into cubes 500g orzo 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves 2 fresh tomatoes grated 4 bay leaves 1 glass of red wine 1/3 of a tin of Kyknos tomato paste dissolved in 1lt of hot water Beef or chicken stock (optional) 4-6 all [...]

Giaprakia – Christmas Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

By |2018-07-04T17:08:00+01:00December 21st, 2015|Recipes|

So Christmas is nearly upon us! Are you dreaming of stress-free Christmas? Are you wishing for a quiet one? Are you praying for a fuss-free family meal? Well I'm afraid you're unlucky! I cannot make an easy fast and stress free Greek recipe appear out of thin air! Christmas dinners are always special. This will [...]

Tenderloin Pork Fillet in Grape Sauce with Mushrooms

By |2018-07-12T01:24:44+01:00November 21st, 2015|Recipes|

Preparation time: 30mins Serves: 4 portions   800g tenderloin pork fillets (2 fillets) 2 small onions 600g white grapes 300g white mushrooms (or any other mushrooms of your choice!) double cream 1 tsp white vinegar 80ml extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 wine glasses white wine 1 tsp powdered coriander unrefined sea salt black pepper [...]

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