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?”"
Q. What do you make for a beach picnic lunch when you have 2 vegetarians, 1 flexitarian, 1 vegephobe, 1 person with texture issues and 1 16 year old who doesn’t like cheese (apart from halloumi and cream cheese, both of which he loves)? A. Turkey and Happy Cow cheese salad sandwiches (on white bread) […]Read more "Chapter Ten – “This group has a lot of issues”"
Today’s cooking was conducted in four languages: the usual mix of English and Arabic, with everything repeated in German for Mohammed, who will shortly be joining the rest of his family in Berlin, and Spanish for Mohamad, who found out yesterday that he will be moving to Spain! Luckily, ‘pizza’ needs no translation and we […]Read more "Chapter Nine – “I don’t know it, but I like it”"
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” "
Today it was Mohammed and Mohamad’s turn to step into the kitchen and teach us how to make Arabic Sabah doal, having both phoned their parents the night before to compare recipes. Mohammed is Mohamad’s flatmate, and they live together with another Mohammed. There used to be a fourth Mohammed (don’t worry, they all have nicknames […]Read more "Chapter Seven – “But what’s the seventh vegetable?” “Meat.”"
Aashat Eedich Tagine with zbip rice (served 25 with plenty of leftovers – we seriously overestimated and will be eating tagine for the rest of the week) For the tagine 10 onions cut into chunks 1kg dried chickpeas, soaked over-night 12 carrots cut into bite-sized chunks 1.5 cauliflowers 7 cloves of garlic, “smooth cut” 2 big […]Read more "Chapter Six – “Nice to meet you, kitchen!”"