Last month, we harvested our olives and processed into oil. The bottle on the right is freshly pressed olive oil. It’s green and not transparent at all. It has a very distinctive flavour (“grassy”?), and I think some people wouldn’t like it. We don’t use fresh olive oil for cooking, but only for salad. Also,… Continue reading Freshly Pressed (photos only)
The sugar was absorbed by the dough, so it’s a good idea to sprinkle sugar after baking as well… My slice had the coin (yay!) for the one we made at our house. For the one made at the in-laws, the slice for the “household” had the coin. I wish you all happy 2018!!
Why do I call fennel “pancakes”? They’re supposed to be shallow-fried, but because I use much less oil, mine look like pancakes… Because I didn’t use much oil on the phyllo sheets, they didn’t turn nice golden brown. (still tasty though) I love the “pancakes,” but it’s pretty time… Continue reading Fennel
Last weekend, I made dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves) for the first time! I had been wanting to try, and I finally gave a try using fresh grape leaves from the laiki. Once boiled, lower the heat and simmer till cooked (with the lid on) . I compared different recipes and decided the ingredients and their… Continue reading Dolmadakia
Before: After: I added water and boiled the rest some more, which removed the bitterness to some extent. I don’t know why xorta can be bitter sometimes. I’m thinking it depends on their types…, but I’m not sure. In any case, it is one of may favorite foods :)
I don’t understand why they taste so good…I can be as happy as when I eat Japanese food. Our favorite souvlaki place is in our neighborhood. Their souvlakia are big and really tasty. Usually we eat chicken pita gyros. Thinly sliced meat is layered vertically on a large skewer, and the meat is… Continue reading Power of Souvlakia
We buy cabbages from the same person at the laiki agora. I cannot explain what’s so good about these cabbages. However, when we buy a cabbage from somewhere else, we cannot eat as much (it just doesn’t taste good). I like to add soy sauce into the salad. Olive oil and lemon go very well… Continue reading Cabbage Consumption