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brunch-bites for robot-kids
brunch-bites for robot-kids

"The robot-kids are coming over and bringing along their non-robotic parental units. They're good kids, they don't say much or even look up much. They're watching their mobile phone screens and staying connected and texting and/or updating their statuses". . . I could just send them a text message to get their attention...

02.04.2015
spanakopita
spanakopita

I really thought I could stay away from my traditional Greek recipes but the spinach and leeks and green onions and dill caught my eye at the outdoor market today… I was helpless. The pack of rolled filo dough waiting for me in the fridge didn't help much either. The filling is simple enough to prepare and can easily be varied. I appreciate the...

25.03.2015
love - hate moussaka
love - hate moussaka

"There are two kinds of people in this world… there's them and there's us." …funny words surprisingly uttered to us by a then-waitress now-kind-of-superstar living in London, while sitting in a Greek-run coffee shop in Montreal, sometime in the late 80's. "Us" Greeks (also known as "my...

15.03.2015
almost steak-tartare burger
almost steak-tartare burger

Feeling weak ? Feeling hungry ? Feeling carnivorous ? Raw meat… mixed in with more raw stuff, this is the original "steak tartare" in France. Raw, fresh quality ground beef (sometimes hand-cut) served with a selection of condiments and an egg yolk that you mix in yourself (or sometimes pre-mixed) alongside a simple green salad and...

30.03.2015
bacalhau salted cod with vegetables
bacalhau salted cod with vegetables

I keep forgetting how much I appreciate salty-fishy flavours. Fish eggs, tarama dip, anchovies, sardines and now "bacalhau". A portuguese staple (or so it seems), I was fortunate enough to discover this dish having dinner 2 summers ago with my gorgeous cousin Angie and her portuguese husband Gil and my niece Kayla. In their version, they had...

20.03.2015
creamy and greeny leftover veggies soup
creamy and greeny leftover veggies soup

Time is not always on our side. One more day until the next outdoor market in my neighborhood here in Paris (which is, by the way, chilly this week) and I still have loads of greens and vegetable leftovers and yes they are taking up a lot of space in the refrigerator… half a cabbage, lots of celery, green onions, parsley, dill, a few...

27.03.2015
keftedes and pita sliders
keftedes and pita sliders

"Keftedes" is the mediterranean version of a meatball and quite often (when larger) the meaty part of a juicy home-made hamburger . . .  A comfort-food as well as a simple and easy dish whether prepared as a bite-sized appetizer or as part of a main dish, served up with fries and a tzatziki sauce (yogourt, cucumber and garlic...

20.03.2015