After yesterday’s somewhat sweet soup, we set about making as savoury a soup as we could today, settling on mushroom and lentil. It was a sleepy morning in the OH and the kitchen was quieter than usual, until Ibrahim arrived and we forced him to join us in playing word games whilst the soup simmered […]Read more "Chapter Thirteen – “My friend, my friend look there!”"
So we didn’t learn our lesson after the sweet soup, and yesterday’s meal was not our most popular amongst residents and visitors. However, don’t be fooled, it was still seriously good and we’d recommend making it. Like Marmite, it’s a question of taste; you either love it (like we did), or you don’t (like many […]Read more "Chapter Twelve - “Tiny little potatoes”"
Today’s recipes revolved around the fact that we bought a rosemary plant on Saturday and needed a way to squeeze it into this week’s lunches…Everyday. The soup we made was Chapter Three’s Sweet (?!) carrot and lentil soup, minus the sugar, with ten more carrots and a large thumb of grated ginger. Somehow these minor […]Read more "Chapter Eleven: “Tomorrow, tomorrow one like this?”"
Today we were extradited from the kitchen as Tom, a professional chef, trained in Paris, stepped in to take our place. We weren’t complaining as it meant we got to spend our morning off in Dentro Tou Kafe on Charilaou Trikoupi (shout out to Monocle’s Markus Hippi for the heads up). Although we went with […]Read more "Chapter Eight – “21 hot chocolates, please” "
Vichi-what? Leek and Potato Soup with fried potato croutons (served 40+) Butter and oil (yeah we know) 25 potatoes, peeled and chopped nice and small 5 leeks washed and sliced 5 onions of varying sizes, “smooth cut” 6 cloves of garlic chopped and smushed 3 stock cubes Small carton milk Salt, pepper, chilli powder, grated nutmeg […]Read more "Chapter Five – “If it’s good, I made it; if it’s bad, you made it”"
Jnntne pizza (made 4 large pizzas, served 30) For the base 1.5kg strong, white bread flour 3 sachets yeast 6 tsp salt 9 glugs (or thereabouts) olive oil Water, to combine For the sauce 2 tins chopped tomato 1 carton tomato purée 2 cloves garlic Salt and pepper Mixed herbs For the toppings Ambiguous cheese* Whatever […]Read more "Chapter Three – “Jnntne”"
Our First Juzmuz (served 20) 1 spoon (think small ladle) of oil Salt 9 onions “smooth cut” 3 red peppers (Yes really, only 3) 10 tins chopped tomatoes 9 eggs Another 8 eggs Pepper More salt “Smooth cut” (this is Google Translate’s way of saying “finely chop”) the onions and peppers Run downstairs to the […]Read more "Chapter Two – “This is not Syrian bread”"