Smoked Salmon “Brandade”

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The first time I tasted “brandade” was at a French restaurant in Soho, New York. My fantastic friend Katie was responsible for this revelation. This mousse-like, light as air, delicious dip is perfect for the festive season or whenever you want something special to dip your toast in. Brandade is traditionally made with cod, but since you can purchase fantastic smoked salmon from Foodsaver Stores, then smoked salmon brandade is on the menu. Continue reading

Spiced Taro Root* crisps

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* “Kolokasi” in Greek.

They are perfect! Crunchy, crispy and perfectly seasoned, they are the best company to a summer night’s drink. We Cypriots are used to eating taro root (kolokasi), braised in tomatoes and celery; A dish I must admit is one of my favourites. But fried taro root chips are simply irresistible. Take care to slice them thinly and fry over medium heat, to retain crispiness. Continue reading

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Tahini Dressing

brussel sprouts.jpgA colourful, crunchy, fresh, nutty, flavourful salad with a tahini dressing to die for! Brussel sprouts need to be sliced thinly, so it’s best to use a mandolin or a box grater, unless you have advanced knife skills. If fresh brussel sprouts are not in season, make this salad with cabbage. It’s just as delicious. Serve it as a side dish or a light lunch. It even tastes great the next day. Continue reading