Now that my sister Julie is watching our little guy, he is getting to taste some of the the real authentic stuff. Julie makes a few Greek dishes and Harry's Mom Effie is always bringing good stuff over for the kids. Spanakopita, bean dishes, stuffed peppers and tomatoes and so much more. Here is my very well fed James with his Greek goddess Mia.
When I got Tessa Kiros's book Falling Cloudberries, I was immediately struck by the chapters on Cyprus & Greece. Finally, I had some of the recipes for dishes I had only sampled on Effie's buffet table. Those melt in your mouth butter beans with tomatoes, I found the recipe in this book. Bougatsa, also in this book. Stuffed vegetables, spinach pies, keftedes, loukoumades, all in this book. I haven't made them all yet, but I've started.
This weekend I made a delicious one I know I will repeat over and over. Leg of Lamb with Oregano and Lemon.
So simple, but perfect. With it, we had a Greek Salad, Tzatziki and some roasted carrots.
Afterwards, we slurped on Yogurt Popsicles with pureed berries inspired by Deceptively Delicious.
It is kind of cold weather for popsicles, but after that mediteranean feast, it worked.
And luckily, I had some leftovers to send over for Mia and James the next day.