Flavors Of Greece

Ricotta Stuffed Fresh Figs with Pistachios and Honey & The Loss of Visionary, Steve Jobs

Ricotta Stuffed Figs with Pistachios and Honey recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Listening to the news this evening, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that legendary visionary Steve Jobs passed away today at the, by all accounts, very young age of 56. Although I'm probably one of the last Web designers still on a PC and do not yet own an iPhone, I can thoroughly appreciate and attest to the contributions and the brilliance that Jobs has pushed, proved and paved the way for the way we work, play and communicate in our day-to-day lives in this country. Even just being a fan and love of Pixar and my trusty favorite iPods are a part of what this man has meant to me, if

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Spinach-Feta Turnovers (Individual-sized Spanakopita)

Spinach-Feta Turnovers (Individual-sized Spanakopita) recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Spinach-Feta Turnovers (Individual-sized Spanakopita) source modified from Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts Makes 8 turnovers Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 onions, finely chopped 3 boxes (9 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry of excess water 1 1/2 cup (about 12 ounces) crumbled feta 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 1 17-ounce box puff pastry, thawed 1 large egg, beaten 2 tablespoons water Directions Heat oil in a skillet

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Flavors of Greece: Pastitsio – Greek Lasagne

Pastitsio - Greek Lasagne

Still drooling over the recipes from the Greece Issue of Saveur's August/September 2010 issue, I came across this recipe for Greek Lasagne or Pastitsio.   I adore lasagna and over the years have created several homegrown renditions of my own recipe.   I need to measure ingredients and time everything of my own lasagna recipe and share it. In this tasty recipe, traditional lasagna noodles were not used and not one shred of mozzarella. At first glance from the image above, it looks like a lot of gooey cheese deliciousness. It's actually béchamel sauce that transforms into a textured crust

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Flavors of Greece: Feta Tart (Alevropita)

Alevropita - Feta Tart

If you follow Teenie Cakes on Twitter, you might remember several weeks ago that I was twittering and salivating over the latest Saveur August/September 2010 - Greece Issue.   The aforementioned edition of the magazine is brimming with flavors, recipes, cultural insights and wines from Greece. I felt like that kid again, pouring through food magazines and imagining what the beautiful food in the photographs tasted like and researching ingredients I wasn't familiar with. It's no secret how fond I am for certain ingredients.   Feta is one of those ingredients that always forces a

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Flavors of Greece: Greek-Style Bread with Feta and Kalamata Olives

Greek-Style Bread with Feta and Kalamata Olives

There are certain truths to be told, admissions if you will. I don't wash clothes or dry them, pick up dust-bunnies and other this and thats on the floor or carpet. I don't beat the heck out of eggs whites to create meringues or when I'm "baking", I don't mix my own batters. Like this bread...I don't know that is a fair statement to say I "made bread." Hold on now!    Before you click away and write me off as a person doing "something close to nothing" (great Prince line from Raspberry Beret), let me clarify. I do laundry with the help of a work horse washer and dryer, vacuum with

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Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs

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Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs This is going to be one my all-time grilling favorites for a long time.   This is a quick, deliciously flavorful, and versatile dish that when served with the Mint-Feta Sauce takes it over the top. Grilling and eating outdoors are around the corner for the warmer months ahead.  This is the perfect dish for weekend dining, get-togethers or when you get home and don't have time for a lot of fuss (prepare the eve before and grill when you get home!). Cut chicken and vegetables the same size for more even cooking (and aesthetics). Soak wooden skewers in

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