• Triple Tomato Sauce

    Triple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

    Note that you are in the Eating In Greece section of Biterkin. This rich tomato sauce makes the best of seasonal fresh grape tomatoes – called velanidia (βελανίδι=acorn) in Greek. All instructions and ingredients in the recipe are vital for a thick sauce, so do not change anything. Adding lots of water, just to boil it out afterward results in a deeply flavoured sauce. Adding mustard elevates the flavours to another level; and it acts as an emulsifier for the olive oil and tomato juices, resulting in a thicker sauce, which thoroughly coats the pasta. Pasta with Triple Tomato Sauce We use canned tomato juice for this recipe, but you…

  • Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil

    Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil

    This Aubergine Salad was created on a September afternoon, when a bouquet of fresh basil was just being washed and coveted; and a juicy, aromatic peach was lying near the sink, as a reminder that the summer was coming to its end. These were the extras bought from the farmers’ market, for the rest of the ingredients are mostly a staple in our house: the aubergines, the peppers and the onions. So all it needed was a quick preparation and adjustment to the flavours. Try to make it when everything is in season, you will be blown away by how lovely those ingredients work together. Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil…

  • Lahanorizo

    Lahanorizo (Cabbage Rice) recipe

    Note that you are in the “Eating In Greece” section of Biterkin. Lahanorizo is a popular Greek dish, which makes for a light everyday meal. It is hearty and satisfying. Our version has a high ratio cabbage to rice and is very lemony. Lahanorizo (Λαχανόρυζο = Cabbage Rice) recipe Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 80 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs tomato paste (πελτές ντομάτας) 1 onion, chopped 2 spring onions, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced and then cut in small pieces 150 gr rice, Arborio rice works well (labeled as ρύζι Καρολίνα in Greece), another option is long-grain rice ½ white cabbage, thinly sliced Juice…