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Bar-Bou-No-Fa-Sou-La ....Greco-Texas Style

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Since Greece does not have Pinto beans we use the Bar-bou-no-fa-sou-la bean variety instead to make Greco-Texan style beans. The end result is the same. We can use the same to make re-fried beans "refritos"...




Wonderful Leek Pie...Greek Way

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My Leek Pie turned out wonderfully delicious and would love to share the recipe with all my relatives and friends and all you fantastic people out there who have the patience to read me...






Grapefruit...The Neglected Breakfast Fruit

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Grapefruit is one of the most disregarded and neglected fruits ever!  This fruit is also one of the healthiest existing fruits. Under normal health conditions dieticians will always include half a grapefruit for breakfast. There are several types of grapefruit, such as the yellow and pink. It...

How To Steam Brocolli And Get It Right Every Time.

Sometimes we cook things which by luck come out good without knowing the why or the how.  I have found, after trial and error,  the exact timing to steam Broccoli ....

Mixed Beans With Sun-Dried Tomatoes And Cocktail Country Sausages...

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What do you do when you have 250 gr of giant white beans and 250 gr of normal medium sized white beans and neither of them are enough to feed 4 people??





October Means Porcini Mushrooms...

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Just received a brand new shipmentof freshly dried Porcini mushrooms from Bella Italia, specifically from Rome. Whenever I mention Roma, the name always reminds me of the song Roma Cappocia: Cappocia meaning "Boss". Had to try them. Something quick and easy was an omelet with porcini mushrooms...




Stuffed Turkey Breast With Cheese, Red Bell Peppers And Mushrooms...

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I don't know why every time we buy a whole breast of turkey I feel like stuffing it with something or other. That's because we don't usually find turkey breasts at our local super market.  We should have bought the whole lot!! So this time I thought of stuffing it with sweet red bell peppers, mushrooms, and Greek melting Cheese. I usually use a special oven proof net to put the stuffed whatever as per photo. It is very handy to keep all the stuffing in place and when you don't know how to string it.