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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…]

Beetroot, potato and ginger soup

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We love this soup. Not only is it beautifully jewel-colored but it’s texture is rich and velvety.  Whenever we’ve served bowls to beetroot skeptics they’ve been completely won over. And it’s versatile too: in the colder months it can be served hot with the ginger providing a warm, spicy and soothing flavor. But it’s equally … [Read more…]