Αρχείο ετικέτας ouzo the national drink of greece

Cretan herbal tea!

Try a special recipe, which  tastes amazing and will give you extra energy!

Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea

ingredients

Orange peel, Cinnamon, Fliskun, Plumper, Sage and Mint

For serving

Thyme honey

Slice of orange

Implementation

Boil the herbs (in the proportions we like) together with the cinnamon and orange peel over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, strain and serve in mugs.

If we add some honey and decorate with 1 slice of orange and a cinnamon stick in each cup,it will be perfect!!

Enjoy it!

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Lamb with lady’s fingers!

Delicious lamp with lady’s fingers. A simple and easy recipe for a dish where the perfect combination of meat with lady’s fingers and curry gives it a great taste. Try it!

Lamp with lady's fingers

Lamp with lady’s fingers

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 kg lamp (sliced)

1/2 kg of lady’s fingers

One large onion (chopped)

1 cup chopped tomato

1 cup of water

some curry

​​salt and black pepper

Instructions

In a large, deep frying pan, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and mix well. Add the onion, salt, pepper, curry and continue to mix. Add the tomato, the lady’s fingers, water and simmer for 40 minutes.

Our dish is ready!

Bon appetit!

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Greek fava recipe

Fava is an easy Greek soup to make and its bright yellow color is a pretty addition to any Fall table. It can also be served as an appetizer, mezethes , or a side dish.

Greek Fava

Greek Fava

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. yellow split peas
  • 2 onions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

Wash and cover peas and cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Peel and quarter one of the onions. Add it to the pot and simmer it together with the beans for an hour until the beans are soft.

Drain the peas in a strainer. Meanwhile, peel and chop the remaining onion and saute on medium heat in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for five minutes. Add the peas and another tablespoon of olive oil and saute on medium-low heat for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Transfer the peas to a serving bowl, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of one lemon, and a pinch of salt.

Bon appetit!

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Cuttlefish with spinach! So yummy!

This is a delicious traditional Greek food! Try it at home!

Cuttlefish with Spinach

Cuttlefish with Spinach

Ingredients

  • 1 kg cuttlefish
  • 1 kg spinach
  • 3 onions
  • parsley
  • dill
  • 1 tea cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice

Directions

  1. Wash and chop the cuttlefish in pieces. Remove the backbone, the skin, the eyes and cut the tentacles in pieces. Let it drain.
  2. Wash the spinach thoroughly and chop it in pieces.
  3. Peel and chop the onions, saute them in a saucepan with olive oil.
  4. Add the cuttlefish and its tentacles and saute for a while.
  5. Then add the spinach, the parsley (chopped), the dill, salt and pepper.
  6. Add a cup of water and simmer in low temperature until only the oil remains.
  7. Do not put to much salt because the cuttlefish has a salty taste itself. Remove from heat and pour the lemon juice. Serve hot or cold.

Bon appetit!

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Photo by: Déspina Kortesidou