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roasted red beet & chickpea & goat cheese hummus
roasted red beet & chickpea & goat cheese hummus

CHICKPEAS + TAHINI + LEMON JUICE + OLIVE OIL + GARLIC + CUMIN = traditional  HUMMUS . . . right ?!  But if you add RED ROASTED BEETS + SOFT MILD GOAT CHEESE, is it still a HUMMUS ? If it has at least some chickpeas and tahini sesame paste, or equal to half of the total, then it’s still a hummus,...

20.10.2017
‘briny’ anchovy, garlic & lemon roasted artichokes
‘briny’ anchovy, garlic & lemon roasted artichokes

“IT WAS LIKE EATING SEAFOOD DURING THE HOLIDAYS & FESTIVITIES” . . . and I don’t quite know how to explain it ? Was it due to the various “BRINY” flavors invoked by the anchovies, capers, black olives, and even the crumbled feta cheese ? Maybe, but it doesn’t actually taste like seafood, it’s just...

06.10.2017
roasted eggplant & zucchini pizza with béchamel sauce
roasted eggplant & zucchini pizza with béchamel sauce

« A PIZZA FOR EACH SEASON » . . . or how to take advantage of the last zucchinis & eggplants of the season, before you actually start making & preserving jars of your own home-made tomato sauce for the colder autumn & winter months upon us already !  Seriously ? Are you actually planning to do...

22.09.2017
roasted peppers on scrambled eggs & feta on grilled bread on salad : a full meal !
roasted peppers on scrambled eggs & feta on grilled bread on salad : a full meal !

GOOD-BYE MONTREAL & HELLO PARIS ! *and I'm gonna have a little nap now . . .  I’m ending my short trip to Montreal and return back to Paris with one of my favorites which is a complete meal too (even though this type of recipe or assembly of diverse and slightly messy elements may not even deserve to even be a recipe...

08.09.2017
kolokithokeftedes : greek feta & zucchini fritters ‘my new way’
kolokithokeftedes : greek feta & zucchini fritters ‘my new way’

. . . because it’s BETTER LIKE THIS (in an organized & anticipatory kind of way) ! So, I’m off to the airport and it’s been almost 1 year since I've posted anything that requires zucchini (as promised) but as I’m flying away, they’re back ! Franky, (a buddy who lives a few streets down and who...

25.08.2017
pear & pistachio & cardamom 'crumb cake'
pear & pistachio & cardamom 'crumb cake'

“WHAT’S MISSING ?” . . . like that feeling you get when you eat/taste something and even when it’s good, you know deep-deep down inside that it needs something EXTRA to make it just RIGHT ! This is why I made this . . . As usual, I was invited to fancy & tasty work-related lunch meetings and I had a piece of pear...

13.10.2017
sweet & sour & spicy relish
sweet & sour & spicy relish

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE . . . here is the 1st of some of the CONDIMENTS you can make "soon" for this autumn, winter and spring. Simple recipes that simply require patience, but not long to put together. You just the need to wait for the ingredients to release their water, or absorb the flavors or get pickled and/or...

29.09.2017
triple-tomato beef ravioli (for my sister stella)
triple-tomato beef ravioli (for my sister stella)

STELLA is my darling sister in Montreal. This recipe is for HER. We all call her STELLA-WELLA (because it rhymes) or STELLITSA (which signifies little Stella in greek). She is tall & thin & pretty and very organized with a good head for business and finances (which is why she works for a branch of the UN international...

15.09.2017
savory olive oil scones – with black olives or sun-dried tomatoes
savory olive oil scones – with black olives or sun-dried tomatoes

*This summer's end (yeah right, it didn't feel like summer), I’m taking it easy with the introductions; we'll just play around with some vocabulary. S-C-O-N-E (the definition) : A scone is a single-serving quick bread/cake, usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on...

01.09.2017
apricot jam with its own apricot almonds
apricot jam with its own apricot almonds

ALMONDS from APRICOTS ? . . . Yes ! (but I’ll explain later). This summer, I’ve been giving a few cooking workshops during the ecologically-conscious Festival #ENSEMBLE! in the Cité de la Mode et du Design, overlooking the Seine river and which is literally a 5-minute bike ride from my place. The event takes place over a...

18.08.2017