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Octopus Stew

Octopus is one of those sea-foods, which frightens a lot of people and I must admit I do not cook it very often. However when prepared well octopus tastes amazing! This recipe is my Greek aunt’s one (who is not really famous for cooking in our family…). Bear in mind, that octopus needs a long […]

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Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English “pudding” which is commonly served with roast meats and gravy. It is not a pudding in the conventional sense but can be describes as more similar to a souffle, but without the cheese. Ingredients 140g All purpose flour 4 Eggs 200ml Milk 1 Tea spoon salt Pepper Vegetable oil […]

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Spaetzle

Spaetzle are a typical German style pasta which is either served as a side dish for meat entrees or as a main course. Ingredients for Spaetzle 400g Flour (optional 25% of flour mixture can be semolina) 4 Eggs 250ml lukewarm water & milk (optional 25% of four mixture can be milk) 1 Tea spoon salt […]

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Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms Medley

This is a perfect side dish, that you may expand and turn into a full meal as well. Ingredients 500g Potatoes 500g Mushrooms mixed (porcini, oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelles, etc) 1 Onion Olive Oil & butter (for sauté) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 Cup of chopped parsley Preparation Peel the potatoes and […]

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Greek Style Fisherman Soup

We used to make this type of soup in the summers in Greece growing up. It is a poor soup nothing fancy but very flavorful and healthy. It features all ingredients and their pure taste as they are not covered by intense spices or sauces. Ingredients Fish Soup 800g – 1kg of Fresh whole fish […]

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Fresh Summer Lentil Salad

Lentils have been one of the first crops domesticated in the Ner East ca. 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. Nowadays there are many different types of lentils ranging in colors from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. They also vary greatly in size and are sold in many forms, with or without the […]

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Calamari Stew

Ingredients 3-4 cleaned calamari or squid, tubes sliced into rings and tentacles roughly chopped Olive oil 1 Chopped onion 1 Chopped fennel bulb 3 Garlic cloves 2 Tbsp Tomato paste 1/4 Cup Ouzo 1 Cup red wine 2 Cans of crushed tomatoes (800g or 28oz) Salt and pepper to taste Red chilli flakes 1/2 Cup […]

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Chicken with Fennel & Leeks

Ingredients 500g  Chicken breasts 2 Fennel Bulbs 1 Stalk of leek 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup of cream Salt & Pepper White wine or dry vermouth Preparation Finely Slice the Fennel Bulbs & Leeks and chop the garlic Cut the chicken breasts in bite size pieces and set aside Heat some Olive Oil large […]

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Hearty Beef and Bean Soup

Ingredients 800 to 1,000g of beef (Chuck parts* see cuts below) 2 Onion 3 Carrots 3 celery stalk + leaves 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 Cup of chopped parsley 2 bay leaves Salt & Pepper (+corns) 100g Cannellini beans (optionl) Use 3 lt of water for every kg of meat. Preparation Place 1 Onion, 1 carrot, […]

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Swordfish on Gratinated Potatoes

Ingredients 2 Swordfish steaks (ca. 1 – 1.5 cm thick) 2 Potatoes 10 Cherry tomatoes 2 Tablespoons of pitted Olives (preferably Taggiasca*, but other pitted olives will do just fine) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 Tablespoon Capers 2 Teaspoons of Oregano Olive Oil Preparation Preheat oven to 180°C (375°F) Sprinkle some Olive oil on […]

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