Crunchy Kohlrabi, Apple and Fennel Salad with Yogurt dressing

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The absolute welcome of spring. The humble kohlrabi –for Cypriots, “Kouloumbra”- makes an excellent addition to any salad. We Cypriots, are used to eating it thickly sliced, sprinkled with salt and lemon juice, but sliced thinly it adds delicious crunch and taste to salads. For this recipe, I combined it with fennel and apples and used a tangy, yogurt dressing, which elevated the dish. I sprinkled some dried cranberries and pistachios to add extra sweetness and extra crunch. Continue reading

Chicken braised in Port, with Cranberries

 

chicken.jpgWho said chicken cannot be part of a festive menu? Braise chicken thighs in sweet Port wine for an hour, add a handful of chestnuts if you feel like it (see note), garnish with dried cranberries and there you have it. Festive chicken! Dried cranberries are not as sweet as raisins, therefore add a tangy sweetness to the dish. You can replace port with the cypriot wine «Coumantaria». Delish. Continue reading