Eva from Funky Cook and I love eating together.
So we thought: why don’t we cook together too?
And so we did! And Cooking Together project came into life.
Once a week, we announce a seasonal or basic cooking ingredient to our personal profiles at Facebook and ask from our friends to give us ideas based on that ingredient.
We choose one or more among those ideas or we get inspired by them to cook something new.
We get into the kitchen together, we mix ingredients, we taste, we laugh, we style our hero plate, we shoot it and then enjoy it together! Our final destination is to share it with you through our blogs and let you have a look at our Cooking Together adventures!
The chosen ingredient was corn meal this time.
And here it is one of our first one: corn meal, barley and more flours bread!
This bread wasn’t with us for a long time: we barely took some fotos of it and devoursed it hot with some nice feta cheese and a delicious extra virgin olive oil on top that Eva kept for a special occasion like this one.
More Cooking Together adventures soon!
It’s been 3 years of blogging.
3 years of more than happy.
With more surprises.
With more new faces, knowledge, experiences.
But what’ s the most amazing is that, this soulless, virtual, on line cooking blog has been the reason for many more than I could ever imagine.
I say no more.
Just watch this anniversary video for the year that just passed.
I’ll be around.
Ok, I don’t know how to explain the word Bouleri, I don’t even know what it means in greek -although I looked it up!
It doesn’t matter my friends.
It doesn’t matter at all.
Because all it matters is the taste of this simple and hearty, comfort food.
Originated by the need of satisfying the hunger of multi member families of the Greek Cycladic Islands some years ago, potatoes and eggs come together into a tasty and earthy combination.
Oh. And if anyone finds out what the word Bouleri means (except for some names I came across), please let me know.
Yeah right, September is here to stay for a while, but in Greece isn’t the month of typical autumn.
Heat and sun is still really intense.
And cool stuff is still needed.
And here it is:
a nice, cool, tasty ice tea, easy to make, easy to drink.
Take a big jar, add all the ingredients, put it in the fridge and enjoy a nice cup of ice tea any time during the day. A hot day, a greek-ish day.
…and the octopus got into the oven along with the potatoes and came close to each other.
And they exchanged their juices, slowly melted into each others’ flesh and caramelized….
I just added a couple of spices so as to spice up a little bit more the situation here.
And watched them “loving” each other.
Never before a food has been such a pleasure. For the eye, for the mouth, for all senses.
P.S.: Proper for under of age.
Adopted from Bostanistas
- 1 octopus -fresh or frozen
- potatoes cut in big pieces -as many as you want so as to fill in your pan
- 6-8 garlic cloves -don’t be afraid of them, they don’t smell when they’re baked and they give all the flavour
- 2 bay leaves
- about 10 allspice grains
- olive oil
- Preheat the oven at 200 C (390 F)
- Wash the octopus well and slice it to pieces -not too small because it shrinks while it is cooked. Put it into the pan.
- Fill in the pan with the potatoes, the garlic cloves and the rest ingredients (bay, allspice, pepper and olive oil). Don’t add salt because the octopus is too salty and its salt is usually enough for the whole food. I just added an extra pinch of salt.
- Pour some water -don’t cover the ingredients, until the medium of the potatoes and put it into the oven.
- Lower the temperature at 160-170 C (320-340 F) and let it for about 2 and 2 1/2 hours until the octopus is very soft and caramelized.
- Bread, wine or beer. Enjoy.
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