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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…]

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…]