Tag: #tomato


Roasted Tomato Soup with Thyme and Greek Yoghurt

Tomatoes are abundant this month and available at giveaway prices. Roasting them adds flavour and soups are always welcome in winter. The flavour of fresh thyme with tomatoes is delicious and I use fresh turmeric root to give it a boost of natural medicinal properties and I like to use it often and in small amounts’

I love Ricotta Gnudi

Light, made so very quickly, gnudi are a firm favorite of mine at the moment. They are light balls of ricotta coated with a very thin layer of semolina and this is the type of dish that makes you look like you have spent ages preparing, yet nothing could be easier. You will need: 500g ricotta 75g grated hard cheese freshly ground pepper 1 … Read More I love Ricotta Gnudi

Parsley Bulgar Salad

Bulgar wheat in all sizes is one of my most favorite ingredients right now. And mixed with flat leaf parsley and other vegetables, it always makes a wonderful salad. You will need: 4 cups chopped tomato 1 cup chopped parsley 1 cup uncooked bulgur, here I use fine, soaked for 1 hours and water drained out 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons virgin … Read More Parsley Bulgar Salad

Pork Meatballs with haricot beans in tomato sauce

  This dish has great flavors, great textures. I used gluten free oats to coat/bind the meatballs rather than bread crumbs or flour. I tend to use oats now for this purpose and for giving a bit of texture for example to dishes like these ricotta stuffed zucchini . The sauce is with fresh tomatoes and red wine. Smoked paprika in the mince and … Read More Pork Meatballs with haricot beans in tomato sauce

Vine Tomatoes on filo crust

Tomatoes are in season and locally grown spring onions are very cheap in the market at the moment. I am using the Greek filo pastry given to me by Mrs Rallis earlier this week when she came to record a programme with her daughter Nina Maria who made the most wonderful dessert that I will be sharing with you later this week. But for … Read More Vine Tomatoes on filo crust

Jam with fresh figs from the garden

Join us for a week on the island in the Heart of the Mediterranean by clicking here Di-ve News Here are some wonderful figs fresh from the garden this morning for my jam making. You will need: 2 kg figs 1.8 kg sugar Grated rind of 2 lemons 4 lemons squeezed Wash the figs and remove any hard bits and bruising but keep skin … Read More Jam with fresh figs from the garden