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potato focaccia
potato focaccia

Anytime is a great time to enjoy different types of flatter breads such as french fougasse or italian foccacia or greek lagana and others too. But summertime seems like a great opportunity to experiment with and to taste the many variations which can be served with marinated and/or pickled vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, etc.. I had previously...

08.07.2015
red quail eggs for easter
red quail eggs for easter

One regular chicken egg is equal to five little quail eggs ! This year for Orthodox Easter, I wanted to dye eggs red again, but not just any eggs but little speckled quail eggs. Why ? Two reasons ! To use them as garnish on my mini-tsoureki breads and second reason, to eat less eggs than I usually do around this time of year. The envelope of red...

09.04.2015
dried fruit & nuts cocoa buns
dried fruit & nuts cocoa buns

These buns are neither cakes nor pastries and not to be confused with a dessert ! These breads are more like traditional bread in which there is cocoa powder, dried fruit and nuts and pieces of chocolate. To be enjoyed during breakfast with butter and honey or jam or simply as a snack. I used a dutch oven or hot pot (with lid) to bake them and a...

18.06.2015
chicken livers terrine
chicken livers terrine

Now why would one even bother making one's own homemade chicken livers terrine (which is a denser/chunkier version of a pâté) when one could just as easily buy just about any type of terrine for a just few euros ? (I used "just" 3 times here)… Because terrines can be like some processed meats, mysterious in...

14.03.2015
crusty dutch oven 5 cereals and 5 seeds bread
crusty dutch oven 5 cereals and 5 seeds bread

Bread is not hard to do ! Especially with a covered casserole or & dutch oven ! The concern is that the crust is often less crispy than bread from a bakery… the solution is the dutch oven and some water vapor. My recipe is relatively simple and quick to make, you just have to be patient with the time needed for the dough to rise,...

13.05.2015