October 2016

Harissa caramelized cabbage sauce over egg noodles

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Our garden yields an endless supply of cabbages and their fresh spiciness works beautifully with the hot harissa. Harissa is an ancient North African spice mix rooted in aromatic Mediterranean herbs and rose petals which, much like other similar spice mixes in the region, evolved after the arrival of chilies from the Americas and became … [Read more…]

Summer fava a creamy yellow split lentil purée

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Fava is a dish you can serve warm or at room temperature but it’s also delicious cold. The creamy purée of yellow split lentils cut with scallions, bay leaves, thyme and topped with tomatoes, capers and red onion make this a flavorsome and nutritious meal. We make a different recipe in winter, topping the fava … [Read more…]

Gastra cooked chickpeas (chickpeas cooked in a clay pot)

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The Cycladic island of Sifnos is famous for a dish called Revithia sti Gastra – chickpeas slow-cooked in a clay pot called a gastra. The islanders are passionate about their chick peas almost all of them grow some. They love them so much that the eat them every Sunday probably as long as Sundays have … [Read more…]

Mushroom magiritsa, a Mediterranean chowder

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A symphony of textures and flavor this chowder is made with four different kinds of mushrooms, lettuce, scallions seasoned with dill and lemon. Magiritsa is a traditional Greek chowder made with sheep’s innards, lettuce and scallions. The meal breaks the 40 day Lenten fast and is served right after midnight strikes on Holy Saturday. Magiritsa … [Read more…]

Broccoli zucchini and eggplant Pastitsio with yogurt béchamel

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A pastitsio is a baked layered pasta dish.  On the bottom is a layer of bucatini in the middle a layer of a ragù alla Bolognese and topped with a layer of béchamel sauce. Ours is made with a tomato-less broccoli zucchini and eggplant ragù and topped with a yogurt béchamel sauce.   Save Save … [Read more…]

Olive oil Bees wax Honey and Sea weed Soap

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Save Save Save Save Save Save Print Recipe Olive oil Bees wax and Honey Soap Prep Time 2 hours Passive Time 7 days Yield bars Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Meal Plan: Select Course to Add: BreakfastLunchSnackDinnerDessert This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan Ingredients MetricUS ImperialUniversal 1 … [Read more…]