Whether you are a novice cook, a stay-out-of-the-kitchen person or, an experienced food-lover, a fine steak always means luxury. These properly matured Black Angus fillet steaks from Foodsaver Stores are just that. Grilled, pan seared or roasted, whichever way you decide to cook it, you will end up with a glorious meal on your plate.Continue reading
This is my first recipe with Foodsaver stores and I have to say, these are my best BBQ ribs beyond any reasonable doubt! Sticky, caramelized, meltingly tender and so so flavourful. It’s BBQ season after all and baby back ribs have to be on the menu. I keep a stack in the freezer in case I get the “Flintstones” cravings (remember the dino spare ribs?) Continue reading
I cannot tell you enough about this magical fruit. You have to taste kumquats to feel the amazing taste and flavour as it bursts into your mouth. Eaten raw are delicious but you can also make cakes, candy, or add them to braising liquids just as I did in this recipe. Continue reading
Yes, these are the so-called Chinese BBQ ribs only they have nothing to do with a grill. They are entirely cooked in a conventional oven. And they are not red.
It happened one hot hot hot summer day. I had these wonderful, meaty baby-back ribs in the fridge but couldn’t find the strength to go outside (it was 39 C) and fire up my grill. Continue reading
It was one of those days, that chicken was on the menu. Roasted chicken with potatoes is a weekly staple in my house. Kids like it, grown ups like it, dog likes it. This time I had to try something new. My kids are my worst nightmare when it comes to food, so I had to make something not too strange or new to their taste buds. So I squeezed lemons, I chopped onions, I mashed garlic, I poured in the wine, emptied the mustard jar and went overboard with the pepper mill. I also drank some of the wine. Continue reading
As most Cypriots, I grew up on vegetables in tomato sauce. Green beans, peas, taro root, potatoes, beans turned into rich casseroles with sweet tomato sauce, herbs and and olive oil. Sometimes these vegetables are cooked with pork. The pork slowly braises in the tomato sauce, becoming meltingly soft and delicious. My inspiration for this dish was one of these traditional dishes, “Bizelia me kreas” as my grandmother would say, which is translated to “Peas with Meat”. Continue reading
The quickest and easiest way to satisfy hungry children and working adults. For this classic meatloaf I used a combination of beef and pork mince since where I come from, beef mince alone is just not juicy enough. We make meatballs (keftedes) using equal amounts of pork and beef so a meatloaf would be no exception. Continue reading