Ήρθε η εποχή που θα πάμε πάλι στο χωριό μας. Που θα φτιάχνουμε πρωινό για όλη την οικογένεια και θα έχουμε τον χρόνο να το απολαύσουμε όλοι μαζί, παρέα, στη βεράντα μας, χωρίς βιασύνη και άγχος. Ήρθε η εποχή που θα θυμηθώ τα δικά μου παιδικά χρόνια στο χωριό, με παρόμοιες στιγμές στο πρωινό τραπέζι και τη γιαγιά μου να μας φτιάχνει τηγανόψωμα με φέτα και μέλι.
We are back in our base. Hello Athens!! We had a wonderful time in our little village up in the north. This was the first trip of my baby Thanos so we were super excited. My oldest, was running and playing all day in the nature so I believe it was a great time for him, something that made us more than happy.
Today I wanted to bring back at home something from that place, so we had for breakfast, grandma`s pancakes, the Greek style, topped with sugar and cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy them too.
You Will Need:
200 gr. all purpose flour
3 gr. yeast (instant)
250 gr. milk
a pinch of salt
oil for cooking
sugar and cinnamon for toppings
* Warm the milk a bit, put in a bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Whisk the eggs and add them on the milk bowl, add the salt and the flour. Mix well, cover the bowl with a few towels and let it rest in a warm place for an hour.
Heat enough oil in a pan and use a spoon to create small indiviual pancakes. Fry both sides of the pancakes until golden. Place them on a paper towel and serve with some sugar and cinnamon.
Sardines with tomatoes and peppers, is a classic summer dish in Greece. Tomatoes are in their season, so we use them every day, either on a salad, or in our main dish.
This dish, appart from its vivid colors, it is so light and healthy, totally appropriate for the high temperatures of the Greek summer. It can be also eaten cold and I think that many people prefer it to be something like a mezenext to their ouzo drink, more than their main course.
My mom used to cook it for us for years during summer and I have so many family-eating memories from that pan-picture above, as a kid. So, a few days ago, I cooked this for my family, using just a few, though so fresh ingredients, hoping that I will start creating summer eating memories for my kids too.
I think that cooking has been so much fun during holidays.
You Will Need:
a kilo of Sardines
about 4 medium sized fresh tomatoes, chopped
one pepper, chopped
one sliced onion
salt & pepper
* Prepare the sardines and put some olive oil in a pan, to cover it. Add all the ingredients on top and add some water. Bake at 180*C for about half an hour.
I have a great salad proposal today dear friends. It was not in my intentions a blog post when I was cooking it a few days ago, but when I finished, I just loved its colors and the taste was amazing. So, I decided to take a few quick shots and present it to you. If you are into beetroot you will love it too.
I think that after Dakos, this Beetroot salad with Apple, Yogurt & Nuts, it is now my favorite. It is so so tasty, so fresh and beautiful, that it worths a try. I got the recipe from this new cookbook I bought last month and it has by far the best Greek recipes. I have written before for this talented Greek chef, so you don’t have to guess that when I want a successful story on my kitchen or a good-looking dish for shooting, I go through his recipes.
Back to the tastier salad ever now…
You will need:
500 gr. beetroot – boiled
1 crab apple
150 gr. mayonnaise
100 gr. yogurt
30 gr. vinegar of white wine
20 gr. olive oil
50 gr. walnuts
1 tbs mint or rosemary leaves for decoration
* Cut into squares and put in a bowl the beetroot and the apple pieces. Finely chop the clove and add it on the bowl along with the rest of the ingredients, the mayonnaise, the yogurt, the vinegar, the olive oil, salt and pepper.
Decorate as prefered and enjoy!!
Quick Tip: a great alternative is to enjoy it cold, so leave it on the fridge for an hour or more.