Aromatic Burgers with Tahini

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As a child I could hardly eat anything without tahini sauce. I still love it as a dip or sauce on nearly everything. Tahini paste makes really great sweets as well. Like the all time favourite tahini pie, or tahini cinnamon rolls. But its also great as an ingredient in savory dishes like falafel or, in this case, burgers. It adds flavor and binds the mixture together. I seasoned them with cumin as it works so well with tahini and plenty of pepper. I served them with –what else?- tahini sauce! Continue reading

Tahini sauce

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I am seriously addicted to tahini (and chilli flakes as I stated in the past). Being a Cypriot, I grew up on tahini. Tahini pies, tahini sauce, tahini with honey on bread, I am so grateful that my culinary heritage includes this tasty and healthy, sesame treasure. Tahini sauce is very easy to make and it’s absolutely fantastic with almost anything! I love it with chicken or lamb shawarma, with kebabs, falafel, salads or even plain with some nice, fresh pita bread. Continue reading

Dreamy, Creamy Summer Trifle with Peaches, Nectarines and Grapes

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“I would like a recipe for a Trifle,” said my friend across the table, amidst the shouts and chatter of about 50 kids, playing at the birthday party. It was almost like a demand as summer calls for creamy desserts and what is creamier and more summery than a fruit trifle. My go-to recipe, one I have developed and made for years, is a strawberry trifle as berries in Cyprus are in abundance during the winter and spring months. So I had to improvise and make one with all the lovely summer fruits, like peaches, plums and grapes. Continue reading