I hope you are all doing well!
As you know Thomas and I had the pleasure to enjoy the company of my parents last week, which also means great food cooked by my mom!
I just love to taste her cuisine as it reminds me of so many good childhood memories when she used to cook for me and my brothers 🙂 Guilty pleasure I have to say!
For Thomas, it is quite the same since he got used to my mom’s cooking when we were living in Amman. He even claims it is one of the only things he misses!
Today, I would like to kick start the “week with Amani” recipes, with a simple but delicious first recipe, that has always been a huge success whenever I cooked it for my friends.
I have to admit it is one of the only recipes I knew how to cook before this week.
Recently, it was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!!! I had two dinners to attend and I decided to make gluten free bourbon, chocolate chip pecan pie!!! It was a huge success and I have to say the pastry was decent considering it was gluten free. So try it and see if you like it! Continue reading
Apologies right away for still posting summer recipes, but being here in Milos I can’t help myself. I simply must take advantage of all the terrific end of season produce. As you know one of my favourite things in the world is Dakos: so exquisitely delicious and good for you too!
Slicing the barley rusks in half is a hoot. I use my bread knife like a saw and feel all carpenterish. Ha! The rusks might fall apart but don’t worry, you can join the bits up before adding the next layer of deliciousness. Soften the rusks with some water and then a swirl of olive oil. Note of caution: don’t go nuts on the water.
Life is sweet at the moment as I’ve been enjoying the beautiful island of Milos in the company of my man, mom and dad. One of my favorite moments of the day is sitting on the terrace in the morning and tucking into a simple breakfast of Greek yoghurt and honey. The view up here (as you know) is pretty spectacular and I never get tired of it.
Mom and dad buy fruit, veggies, eggs and cheese from a local farm down the road. The people are super nice but – as they don’t speak English and we don’t speak much Greek – communication can be a bit complicated. The lady laughs a lot when I don’t understand what she’s saying, which is all the time. I think an extended stay on the island would help me learn the language… a tantalizing prospect!
As I mentioned above, my man and I usually eat light for breakfast but a few days ago he decided to treat me to some eggs. We had picked some up at the local farm and he wanted to make something special with them. I suggested eggs in a hole. He looked at me like I was from Mars.
Finally, after several weeks of being super busy between work, looking for an apartment and preparing our move, tonight I missed cooking so much that I decided to take a break from all the planning and to prepare a special meal for me and Thomas, as well as the little Groucho growing in my belly 🙂
So after consulting with my dear husband on what he felt like eating, we both decided that my Curry was on tonight’s menu!