Month: September 2010

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Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Balls)

This is another of my favorite mezedes. Mezes in Greek means tapas, little appetizer. Mezedes is its plural. Now, kolokithokeftedes are made mainly with grated zucchini. I love the flavors coming from this dish and since Autumn is still good with us, I thought of making these as an ode to the departing Summer. This...

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Spaghetti with Vegetables al Marsala

I had to think of something to cook for Saturday’s lunch. I didn’t want to do the usual stuff. I wanted something that involves veggies and wine. I don’t know why. I don’t drink wine. I only drink sangria. I love sangria, but I never drink wine or any other alcohol. Quite a nerd right?...

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Bougatsinia (Small Greek Sweet Cream Pies)

Now these are many adjectives don’t you think? But I couldn’t find a smaller English title for these sweets. Bougatsa is a sweet cream pie that comes from Macedonia, the Northern area of Greece. In this country we have small shops that sell spinach pies, cheese pies, sandwiches, apple pies etc for a quick snack....

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Smoked Paprika Shrimps

Now, I had great difficulty in finding a name for this dish. I found in Top Secret Recipes site a recipe called “Top Secret Recipes version of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Wicked Cajun Barbecue Shrimp”. I didn’t know who Fleming Prime Steakhouse was. When I lived in New England there was no such chain, but somehow...

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Chicken Teriyaki

One of the dishes I enjoy when I go to a Japanese restaurant is Chicken Teriyaki. I just love the sweet and sour flavor of the dish. I have a recipe of this dish, but I thought I should try a new one. I searched the internet and I found many variations of the dish....

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Giaourtloú

Greece as a country, throughout its history, has suffered wars, civil wars, dictatorships, and occupation. For 400 years, between 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Turks until 1821 when Greeks started their fight for liberty, Greece was under Ottoman Empire. In these 400 years we managed to keep our language, religion and coherence as...

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Pork Tenderloin with Peach Glaze

I saw this recipe on Chow and I liked it a lot. First because of its simplicity and second because I really like the sweet and sour flavor in my meals. The recipe uses basic ingredients that can be found in any home at any time. It called for apricot preserves; I didn’t have, so...