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Baked Vacherin

What could be more delicious than potatoes or bread dunked into molten cheese?! When accompanied by cured and/or cold meats, and pickles this becomes a veritable feast! Vacherin is a seasonal creamy...

Serves: 4 - 6

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Scrambled Eggs with a Twist!

Loosely based on spicy Sri Lankan omelettes and Indian eggs, these are scrambled eggs with knobs on! More-ish, with a little bit of heat and oodles of flavour, and just the job for breakfast, brunch ...

Serves: 2

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Spicy Kale Crisps

Utterly delicious, thin and light as air, and very more-ish, this can hardly be described as a recipe!The two important things to heed are, firstly to use very, very little oil - hardly any in fact, a...

Serves: Lots!

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Salted Lemon Almonds

I acquired this Greek recipe from a lovely, large, elderly lady, dressed from head to toe in black.  She was cooking at her small family restaurant high up in the hills, which I visited when holi...

Serves: Lots!

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Oven-dried tomatoes have a deep, intense, concentrated, savoury flavour.  They are delicious added to soups, stews, sauces, salads, starters and pasta.How much or how little you dry them, depends...

Serves: Lots!

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Roast Red Pepper & Feta Cheese Dip

Tasty, tangy, a pretty colour and absolutely delicious!  Use the best quality Feta cheese that you can find.  Greek Feta has been awarded DPO which means cheese not carrying this logo is not...

Serves: 6 -8

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This produces quite a lot of mayonnaise but it keeps happily, covered, in the fridge.Should the mayonnaise curdle, pour the curdled mixture into a jug.  Put two new egg yolks into the processor b...

Serves: Lots!

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Serve Hummus as a starter with warm pitta bread, as a dip for cruditees or with lamb - chops, steaks, leg or shoulder, roasted or grilled.  For lunch or a picnic stuff some into pitta bread pocke...

Serves: 6

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Courgette Fritters

Inspired by a recent holiday in Greece, these Courgette Fritters are utterly delicious – a thin, light, crispy golden batter coating slightly crunchy courgettes and sprinkled with lots of sea sa...

Serves: Lots!

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Tzatziki is traditionally served with warm pitta bread or as a dip with cruditees.  It is also an excellent accompaniment to rice dishes or as a cooling relish for hot and spicy dishes....

Serves: 6 - 8

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