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Walking the Corfu Trail

Walking the Corfu Trail

If you have been wondering why I have been quiet lately the following is your answer. Nissaki, north-east coast of Corfu   If, like me, you were captivated by Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals when you were a kid you may also, like me, have been...
Skordalia – Greek Potato Dip

Skordalia – Greek Potato Dip

This is another of those extremely simple dishes that beg for the best quality ingredients or it just won’t taste that good.  I can already see a few people turning up their noses at the idea of a potato dip but, believe me, this is really a very tasty dish...
Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken

This is a favourite for all the family and, my grand-daughter Leila says it is even better than party food and requests it for dinner whenever they are coming over!  Mind you, for an eight year old she does have very savoury tastes and snacks on feta cheese, olives...
Amaranth – Top Plants

Amaranth – Top Plants

Amaranthus bicolour  variety ‘Red Calaloo’ Amaranth, love-lies-bleeding, pigweed, spinach grass CHENOPIDACEAE  One of the things I really love about writing this blog is how much I learn – I just never know where a chance encounter with a plant, food...
Feta Cheese: Making Your Own!

Feta Cheese: Making Your Own!

Homemade feta marinated in olive oil With a good source of fresh milk I have recently been venturing into the wonderful world of home cheese making – something I have always wanted to do but thought it would really be too complicated to try at home – not...
Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters I think I am lucky – I know not everyone enjoys cooking, but I love it when 5 o’clock comes around, I put the music on, have a look around the garden to see what we have to eat and then get in the kitchen to remind myself what I have in...
Broad Beans

Broad Beans

Broad Beans are a favourite mid-winter vegetable of mine. Here are three unique ways to cook and enjoy them – in a Greek dish with artichokes, a salad with shaved peccorino and a Sicillian dip.