Posh dinner out: the Terrace, le Meridien, London

April 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Spring is finally here!

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Making Pastitsio in London

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Toad in the hole!

March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

All time British classic!

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Guest Blogger: an Irishman in Scotland

September 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is a recipe of a close friend of ours. He literally did it out of the hat I think and it looks really good!

So here it is, two versions of mackerel (σκουμπρί):

Asian Mackerel:

2no. sides of mackerel fillet

1no. dessert sp Ground nut oil (or vegetable oil)

2no. Scallions, chopped

½ inch ginger, finely sliced

2no. garlic large cloves, crushed

1no. chilli, sliced

1no. dessert spoon fish sauce

2no. teaspoon chilli bean sauce

Sprinkle of dried chilli flakes to taste

Splash of light soy sauce

2no. teaspoons lime juice

(most of this can be purchased at your local Chinese supermarket!)

Method:

1.       Form ‘nest’ of tinfoil, add oil.

2.       Add mackerel and roll in oil, then leave skin side down.

3.       Smear chilli paste over mackerel.

4.       Add all other ingredients then close tinfoil.

5.       Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes.

6.       Eat with glass of milk on the side as it’s likely to burn your mouth (reduce chilli and chilli sauce to taste for next time).

Greek mackerel:

2no. dessert spoons olive oil

Some dried oregano

1no. garlic clove crushed

2no. dessert spoons lemon juice

4no. cherry tomatoes, chopped in two

Some sliced black olives

Salt to taste

As above, coat fish in oil, leave skin down.

Sprinkle all ingredients on top, close tinfoil.

Bake for 10 mins or so.

A & R’s wedding

July 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

I was going through my photos trying to organize them, I do snap a lot so the task is not a a simple one, when I came across this! In December we went to the wedding of a very dear couple too us! We had a lovely time for a good few days, as the wedding was in Edinburgh. This is the food we had for mains and I have to say, it was the finest lamb I ever had!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Again a huge thank you for an amazing time!

a chocolate pudding

July 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

Here in Britain, there is a big difference between a chocolate cake and a chocolate pudding! For a Greek, like me, this was always confusing, especially as I was always keen on the pudding and less on the cake, but could never remember which one is which! A pudding seems to be any of the deserts that have been boiled for a long time in a low temperature. That make all the flavours really blend together and, in the case of a chocolate pudding, the chocolate really tastes amazing!

It is usually served with cream and it really goes nicely!

Here’s a delicious example we had recently (for Blog’s sake and all!)