I’m not quite sure how to put this but I am really not in love with Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I’m hard-hearted or cynical but all the schmaltz surrounding … Continue reading ‘Chucked’ Chicken – Baked Chicken and Hilοpίtes
For anyone trying to do Veganuary, or maybe just trying to have more meat-free meals, aubergines are really useful. They offer a really substantial texture to plant-based dishes. They can … Continue reading Veganuary 2021 – Awesome Aubergines
So 2020 has finally taken itself off; shuffling away belligerently in its slippers and scruffy tracky bottoms… Only to be replaced by 2021; seemingly a nastier, more insidious version of … Continue reading Recipes for Love – A Moment To Reflect
As ridiculous as it sounds, I can safely say that I didn’t meet a courgette until 1975. Growing up in the 1960s, I cannot think of an occasion when one … Continue reading ‘Eat-It-All’ Courgettes Kolokithokorfádes
So here’s a recipe from ‘Under The Olive Tree’. Although Irini did say that you couldn’t win Masterchef with a plate of fakés, I think her version here probably … Continue reading Lentils with anchovies and capers on crispy toast from ‘Under The Olive Tree.’
For those of us who are hobby cooks, or even food-bloggers, there is a shiny alternative reality where, in one blinding moment, we have both won Masterchef and our freshly … Continue reading ‘Under The Olive Tree’ with Irini Tzortzoglou
Obviously, that last post was quite a bit more than ‘tongue in cheek’! As you can probably guess, I’m really looking forward to eating something someone else has cooked as … Continue reading Golden Balls – Loukoumades
Call me boring if you want, but somehow I seem to be homing in on one very local eatery recently. To be honest, further afield, there were only one or … Continue reading Lockdown Lowdown – Where to eat?
May 9th, 2019 saw the Better Half and I arrive in St Petersburg. It had been a longed-for trip and a birthday treat for me. Having been weirdly obsessed since … Continue reading Home Victories – A Wartime Recipe
I think it’s well-established by now that an incredible amount of words in the English language are actually Greek. There are all those school subjects like geography and history (yes.. … Continue reading Recipe for theft – Kleftiko
When English is your mother tongue, you never quite realise how tricky words like ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘to’ or ‘at’ can be. It seems so obvious, but it is actually a … Continue reading Easter 2020 – Fragrant Rice With Pine Nuts – Yemisi
Is it just me, or is there something really odd about watching Masterchef at the moment? Don’t get me wrong – it’s a very welcome escape at this time of … Continue reading Remembering ‘How To Eat’. Siege Soup
We’re fast using up all the adjectives for March 2020… ‘challenging’ times, ‘difficult’ days – I think we may exhaust them all soon. There has to be a peculiar irony … Continue reading Not 20:20 at all … a change of step.