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Stamatis’ Octopus Stifado

      Our good friend Stamatis is a great cook, and was kind enough to share his delicious recipe “Greek fisherman’s soup” last year on my blog. Recipe link here.   This year on our trip to Greece he came … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Ahi Poke

   Akin to Japanese sashimi – Hawaiian Ahi Poke can be traced back to the Polynesian traditions of eating raw fish. Ahi is the Hawaiian word for tuna. This is simple and low fat meal to prepare and is a … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi Aubergine (Eggplant) Salad

   Yotam Ottolenghi is a food genius as far as I am concerned. His ability to create an alchemy of flavour with ingredients is something I find very inspiring.  His recipes do however sometimes require quite a number of ingredients … Continue reading

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Real Greek Tzatziki

          It is so easy to make proper Tzatziki and the taste is infinitely better than pre-made packaged ones you buy from a deli or supermarket. This famous yogurt and cucumber dip is eaten as a accompaniment … Continue reading

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Tomato Marmalade

 Tomato spoon sweet are whole candied tomatoes in sugar syrup and are a very traditional treat on the Greek island of Kos.  Taking it a step further – tomato jam, or marmalade as it is known, is also a local … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This dish is on high rotation in our house as it ticks a number of boxes. I’ve been trying to cook two meat-free dinners per week and even though this is vegetarian, it is still substantial – which means we aren’t starving … Continue reading

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My Daily Bean – Lavazza Cafe, Galata, Istanbul

A few days stopover in Istanbul on route to Greece. It has been almost 20 years ago since I was last here and the city has progressed to a thriving cosmopolitan city. The Turks love their black tea and drink … Continue reading

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