I’ve seen that soda bread so long time ago and just had it on my mind.
No knead, no yeast, no rising time, quick and, here it is your bread.
I adapted the original recipe to the ingredients I had in my pantry and these were a lonely package of carob flour and some seeds -flax, sunflower and sesame.
I put all these together, I added the necessary baking soda and voila!
A tasty, black, chocolate like bread but without the sweetness of it -just the unique flavour of carob flour.
I open up my refrigerator drawer and here they are -two sole fish fillets.
I open up my pantry and a pack of short tube macaroni pasta is standing alone.
I decide to grab these two and make them one -along with ginger, garlic and almonds.
And through the progress, I witnessed a “miracle” of taste and smell; light creamy pasta with roasted almonds, garlic scented fish and ginger freshness.
So this is it.
It’s like a stew but it’s not.
It smells sweet but it’s savoury.
Its origins are classic but it’s new.
It’s just classic beef patties over a layer of tomato covered potatoes. And all these baked. With the characteristic scent of cinnamon.
It’s been a love at first sight since I first saw this recipe at Joanna’s blog Food Junkie. And completed when I first cooked it and continued to do so often since then.
I hope you’ll try this too -with your beef patties version, it doesn’t matter. The result will be the same.
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Cooking together is a project in progress that goes better and better.
How many people can co-exist in one kitchen? Many, if there is good mood, humor and love for cooking. This time, there have been 3 of us, all food bloggers, plus one more from the USA that was chosen without knowing it -just because we were in love with her blog and recipe which is based on this week’s ingredient -apple.
I hope that anyone who will make and enjoy this buttery, soft, full of flavor, sweet and savory, gorgeous galette will not regret it. Close your eyes and let yourself go.
Oh. And don’t be afraid of cheese. It makes all the difference here. And makes this galette unique.
How much warmth and comfort can possible a plate of food bear?
Maybe much. Too much. Because we surely felt that with Eva at this Cooking Together project. While cooking this cabbage with this rice, the creativity was high, the mood too and the lust for life higher.
So here it is.
Have a taste.
East always attracted me…
It may not be strange to you, I live in a country where it lingers between the eastern and the western world, with the first part running through our veins due to history mostly.
But it’s not only that: maybe it’s because of my Asian Minor grandmother, my distant greek-egyptian relatives, our journeys to Istanbul and Israel at a “sensitive” age until 20?
Maybe none of them.
But there’s one thing for sure. I’m attracted to its people, its atmosphere, its colours, its smells, its music and of course, its food -what else? The spices, the intoxicating scents, the mastering and love of food is so intense to the eastern countries for me that whenever I come across to any eastern recipe I definitely want to try it! So, the time has come to try this one, stuck in my scrapbook for so long, the time for lebanese chicken livers.
Simple, quick and delicious. Read more…
There is a great distance between having an idea and getting it accomplished. It passes through a lot of different stages: from rejection to excitement, disappointment, courage, arguments, agreements, delays, postpones, exhaustion, laughs (a sore knee), sleeping late hours. And last, thank god, lots of joy and a great satisfaction.
This is what happened when 8 food bloggers decided to organize an event that would combine food and its offer for a cause. A good cause.
And this is the Food for Good event.
And what the above flyer says is that on Saturday the 21st of December 2013, 20 food bloggers welcomed their friends, relatives, known and unknown people at a beautiful place called Romantso at the centre of Athens where they enjoyed a variety of food and desserts made by the bloggers in order to gather money for the NGO “Life Roads” which, since 2000, supports families in need -economically, ethically, practically.
40 different sweet and savory plates, 20 food bloggers, about 300 visitors and countless smiles and joy is the result of the Food for Good event along with a unique connection and friendship between the 8 bloggers that organized the event:
And the rest of the bloggers that were invited to take part offering their delicious plates are:
Marilou, Kostis and Dimitris: Madame Ginger
Katerina: Culinary Flavors
Lia: Olives & Olive
Tassos and Anna: mama peinao
Nikolas: Cooking Diary
Last but not least, the Food for Good event would not have happened without the kind support of the Haitoglou Bros Company, the Romantso free space offering and the products’ offering by: Nestle, Epiros cheese & Adoro, Ariadni, Stefos, Alevizos.
We also thank everyone that were with us that day and all the media that referred to the event.
P.S. And this is the recipe for the apple pie with sesame halva that was never shot but eaten all! Read more…