Month: August 2010

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Yogurt Tart

I am sure you all have found yourself under a situation where friends are about to arrive unexpectedly. Either because they just happened to be in the neiborhood and thought to drop by and say hi, or because they called and one of the members of your family including you, had the sudden idea that...

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Pastitsio

Pastitsio is a very common Greek dish. Every Greek housewife who respects herself makes pastitsio approximately once every fifteen days. It is not difficult, it just needs time, because it is composed of three different dishes. Boiled pasta, ground meat sauce and Béchamel sauce. Through the years I substituted béchamel sauce to Mornay sauce. For...

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Chicken Enchiladas

I love Mexican food. I always enjoy a good meal at a Mexican restaurant here in Athens. Nevertheless, I do not want my Mexican to be very spicy. My stomach cannot bear the heat. So, I like my meal spicy but not hot. This means that I do not use any jalapenos in my cooking...

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Potatoes Au Gratin

We have just returned from a week trip to Eretria. Eretria is a coastal place nearby Athens. We stayed in a beautiful hotel just in front of the sea. I took my laptop with me and I had some recipes ready for posting, so while I was on vacations, I continued to post. For a...

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Cheese and Ham Soufflé

The first time I ate this soufflé was at my mother-in-law’s. In the beginning I thought it was weird to make a soufflé with toast bread. I thought that perhaps it would feel like a toast. When I tried it, I completely changed my mind. Everything was so soft in there and there were moments,...

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Pork Chops with Almonds and Balsamic Vinegar

I am in the process of cleaning up my closets and refrigerator. I try to find recipes that will help me on this cause. This is not very difficult because my closets contain so many different things you cannot even imagine. I found this recipe in Tasty Kitchen; another fellow blogger submitted it. I was...

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Orzo Milanese

During cold winter days, I always make something for my son to eat before he drinks his milk and go to bed. He does not want a full meal, but a light dish just before his bedtime. One of these choices I have is orzo Milanese. He likes it very much, is easy to prepare...

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Cheesy Eggplants in the Oven

Yesterday I realized that daylight has started to leave us earlier. This can only mean one thing, summer starts to depart. Slowly but steady. I felt kind of sad. I have the same feeling I had during my school days. Why? Because I am going to school again. Not me of course but my son...

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Peach Tart

The first time I was trying to make pate brisee, I was scared to death. As I have told you before, I have a thing with dough, any dough for that matter. It is kind of awe, mixed with fear that I will be a total failure. It is the same feeling I had during...

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Carbonara with La Vache qui Rit

Do you remember as a child La vache qui rit? It was very yummy, especially when you spread it on warm bread. I loved it. This cheese is very alive also today. When I went to the s/m with my son, he begged me to buy it. At this point I have to say this;...