We won a souvla a couple of months ago so Greek Easter was the perfect time to test it out. DH got advice from the Souvla oracle (DB) and with some lamb loin pieces from Supreme Souvla (Belmore) the result was a success.Good pieces of meat lined up the fat side next to a meat … Continue reading Souvla – Greek lamb BBQ on the spit.
This year I got some advice from my favourite Greek sweets shop at Parramatta and my Greek Easter eggs worked out.The dye is diluted into a warm water and vinegar solution and then added to the saucepan with the eggs. I began with a low simmer and allowed it to then slow boil. There was … Continue reading Greek Easter eggs
This Easter I decided to make a couple of shapes with the basic baklava recipe.The first version was to make Baklava fingers. Below is the result of rolling the fillo pastry with the nut mixture. I've cut the pastry into quarters along the length and then rolled the pastry, tucking in the sides after the … Continue reading Baklava fingers and wheel
This year I decided to test two recipes. The first recipe is from The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos. My mum used this book as her reference cookbook for lots of Cypriot recipes. Mainly the ones you do once a year.Makes 40; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Oven: 160C or 325 F.1 cup unsalted … Continue reading Kourabiethes – two recipes
Salad ingredients:1 pkt (100gm) Wild rice - soaked for 2 hours and boil until soft.2 cups cooked rice1 capsicum - sliced finely1 cup snap peas - par boiledfennel for decorationDressing ingredients:1 part basamic vinegar, 1 part olive oil, salt, pepper, 1T curry powder, lemon juiceThis salad is a summer family favourite and once it's made, it … Continue reading Wild rice salad
On the weekend I did a silk top workshop at Rhodes ASG and we had Angie Zimmerman as our tutor. She's just great with the theory, sample finishes and individual assistance. Nothing is a hassle for Angie and we love having her run classes for us, when she can squeeze us in.Here are the two tops … Continue reading Silk sensation
Last year I made five jackets after a workshop with Angie Zimmerman at Rhodes. I've now shrunk a bit so I decided to do some alterations to the first of these jackets - jacket 4. I also altered some work pants that I had made, because they have a piece in the centre back that … Continue reading Altering jacket 4