Tag: Mediterranean recipes

Greek Country Bread

Filed in Real Food by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Greek Country Bread

It’s Homemade Bread Day! Celebrate with wholesome and delicious Greek Country Bread. At least 90% of my bread making is sourdough. I prefer the flavor that sourdough imparts, and find most straight dough breads a bit insipid. But not Greek Country Bread. This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by […]

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Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 22, 2015 0 Comments
Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

Enjoy the harvest with this easy, Mediterranean inspired, eggplant and pasta recipe. Long time readers know that I am a big advocate of the Mediterranean Diet and that I credit it with helping me to keep my genetically high cholesterol somewhat under control. Of course it helps that traditional Mediterranean fare is abundant with the […]

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Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 10, 2015 2 Comments
Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

How to safely preserve dried tomatoes in oil – at home! You grow tomatoes. You eat tomatoes. You eat more tomatoes. You can tomatoes. You can tomato puree. You can tomato juice. You dehydrate tomatoes. You roast tomatoes. In desperation you even chop and freeze tomatoes (ok, maybe that’s just me). But as a safe […]

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Fig Jam with Anise Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Fig Jam with Anise Recipe

Indulge in a Mediterranean treat with homemade fig jam.   I love fresh figs. Good ones. Nice ripe, juicy, figs. Soft to the bite, but rich in flavor. Similar to a date, but less heavy. Figs are native to the Mediterranean region, and even grow in several places here in the U.S. But not in […]

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Food Preservation in a Cretan Market

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Food Preservation in a Cretan Market

It’s always interesting to see what others are preserving at home! Earlier this year we had what I am calling, “My Great Greek Adventure.” We spent two weeks in Athens and Crete. If you’ve ever considered traveling to Greece – GO! The people are friendly and welcoming, the food is fantastic, the prices are reasonable, […]

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10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 18, 2015 0 Comments
10 Ways to Preserve Fresh Cherries

It’s fresh cherry season. A season that is just too short for my liking. Each year I try to figure out new ways to preserve the harvest so I can enjoy sweet cherries all year long. Here are 10 of my favorite preservation methods: 1. Freeze  – last year I picked about 60 lbs of […]

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Open Market in Chania, Crete

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Open Market in Chania, Crete

Even the cats are awed by the open market in Chania, Crete. We just got back from a fantastic trip to Greece. I’ll be writing more about the food over the next few weeks, but one of my favorite places was the market in Chania, Crete. As you can see, even the feral cats like […]

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How to Make Quince Paste

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
How to Make Quince Paste

Quince paste can easily be made at home, it just requires a strong stirring arm!   Several times over the past few months we have visited our local farmer for boxes of apricots, peaches, and apples. Each time we drove onto the farm, I kept my eye on a fairly small, unassuming tree perched on […]

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Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Sweet Cherry Spoon Sweets

Spoon sweets are a Greek dessert made from all kinds of fruits, nuts and even cherry tomatoes or tiny eggplants. They are traditionally served on a plate along with a glass of ice water or retsina. Sadly, I have never been to Greece and experienced this tradition first hand, although I hope to get there […]

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Purslane Pesto with Goat Cheese

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on July 17, 2013 2 Comments
Purslane Pesto with Goat Cheese

What do you get when you combine goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and a bunch of wild greens collected from the backyard? A deliciously satisfying meal. It was quite hot the other day and I was feeling lazy. I didn’t have anything planned for dinner, but also didn’t feel like getting in a hot car and […]

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