Saturday, October 8, 2011

Butter..Butter...And Again Butter....So Important For French Cuisine

Let's forget about olive oil and its benefits here. There's no two ways about it...good quality fresh butter is absolutely delicious. Salted fresh butter is even more delicious. Is good for the health when consumed with measure and preferably for breakfast. Can be eaten with jam, cheese, or alone with hot freshly baked bread.  It can be used for so many purposes in French and international cuisine to cook some fantastic dishes with unforgettable tastes. I would like to share with you, my friends, two types of butter compositions which came to my mind bright and early this Saturday morning while my Government is pondering what to do next...
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More Cupcakes!!...White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cupcakes This Time

As we said before cupcakes are in fashion. Big cupcakes where the base and the top are cooked separately in silicon molds and all you have to do is fit the top above the base and you get one huge cupcake. There are even molds which enter the base so you can fill them after the surrounding batter is cooked. There are small cupcakes. There are all sorts of cupcakes. Maria, Barbara and I love them so much that Maria with the help of Stelios Parliaros (Greece's top Grand Chef Patissier)  -  pastry chef and, of course, yours truly who insists to stick his nose in everything, came up with those absolutely fantastic white chocolate chip chocolate cupcakes with lemon frosting. Repetition of the frosting is done on purpose because Barbara loves Lemon - Cream frosting!!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mousse Of Smoked Trout...A Special Appetizer

Smoked trout for me is a delicacy which I have eaten many times. Funny enough I never had fresh trout. Did you know that trout comes from the same family as salmon? And did you know that trout is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 oil?  There is a link you could check out if you wish. Today I would like to share with you a recipe given to us by Marina, a very good friend of ours back in 2003...
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Blue Burgers...For A Blue Monday

Lemon Zest On The Blue Cheese Sauce.Very Tasty!!
Burgers can be the base for any dish once you have the imagination.  We are used to have burgers grilled over charcoal in our back yard or baked in the oven with roasted potatoes. Now I would like to share my recipe for stove top grilled burgers with a blue cheese sauce which I hope you will enjoy as much as we did for lunch today...


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Lemon Cheese Cake From Phili...

Some very good friends of ours in Philadelphia, U.S.A. know we love cheese cakes so were very nice to share their Lemon Cheese Cake recipe with us. So Maria and I in turn are sharing it with all our friends and relatives around the world...




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