One of the latest trends in the food industry is modern nostalgia and cottagecore. With love for the countryside and nostalgia for the past, in these febrile times let’s fall back on familiar comfort food and local products. Cottagecore is, among others, about self-soothing with a hearty meal. The recipe with its rustic simplicity puts a bounty of sun-kissed countryside flavour on a plate that makes you dream of an idyllic escape in the Mediterranean verdure.
We get the creepy crawlies just looking at these mini pies! Give your kids a fun and healthy treat this Halloween with these tomato mini pies. Their decoration is good enough to eat and so easy to make, it’s frightening! The only trick to these vegan and gluten-free mini pies is how easy they are to make; they make use of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, look no further: this spooky appetiser will delight both adults and children, and it will make them think you put in a lot of effort.
Greek greens salad, or horta (HOR-tah) salad — bursting with the flavours of late summer blitum — can be eaten as a healthful side dish or a simple first course. Horta salad was a main staple of the ancient Greek diet and continues to be in modern Greece! Amaranthus blitum is a Mediterranean variety of greens, which is at its peak in late summer and fall. This Greek staple is easy to prepare, and when dressed with a bit of olive oil and lemon has a refreshing, clean taste.
This multi-purpose olive oil dip will please family members and guests alike. In Greece, it is served as a dip with bread as a Greek mezze to accompany aperitifs. This is a centuries-old recipe as Greeks have been infusing their olive oil with various ingredients since ancient times.
Classic Mediterranean ingredients such as spinach, strawberries, cucumber, and oregano flowers unite to form an unforgettable summer salad. The key to a tempting salad is vinaigrette; strawberry vinaigrette transforms this cheerful summer salad to sublime. Also, we’re taking salad and wine pairing to a whole new level! This colourful garden-fresh salad is on the table in 5’ and it provides a fun option for any summer party.
The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Strawberry vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey and floral fragrant. Master the art of making the perfect summer vinaigrette — it is very easy — and take a strawberry spinach salad to the next level or add a splash of colour to your favourite salad with my strawberry vinaigrette! Everyone will be eating their vegetables thanks to this pink vinaigrette!
Give this classic Greek recipe a try! Dill and mint bring a heavenly fragrance and herbaceous flavour to these juicy, lemony bundles. Lahanodolmades, as the Greeks call these cabbage rolls, are served in Greek mezze platters as a compliment to drinks. This vegan Greek mezze easily becomes a complete meal when you add a simple side salad or some sautéed greens.
Spices from the East add a wonderful aromatic touch to falafel. Unexpected flavours meld together perfectly into this easy and economical dish, which uses chickpeas and veggies for extra punches of taste and nutrition. Serve these Mediterranean chickpea patties in pita pockets with greens, tomato, and a mild vegan yogurt sauce. Your kids won’t be able to resist! For a rainbow of riches create a surprising, colourful main dish using complementary side salads — the easy way — from greens to carrots.
Hermes Chthonius is a god associated with the earth and underworld. For Greeks, the gate to spring has been the Athenian festival of Anthesteria that was held for three days in the month of Anthesterion (February-March). Anthesteria is the ritual rite of the journey from winter to spring, from death to life. During the third day of the festival, the Greeks made panspermia. Panspermia is a multi-grain soup, which was offered to Hermes Chthonius and the dead. Packed with whole grains (whole grain helps lower cholesterol) this hearty dish is a nutrition powerhouse!
Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. The pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.