21 SEARCH RESULTS FOR: saffron
2 December 2019
Krokos Kozanis, or saffron, has flavored the foods and drinks of Greece forever. The tiny crocus flower from which saffron is harvested grows wild on Greek islands and has been prized since Minoan times. All Greek saffron is now cultivated in the damp, chilly climate of Kozani in Macedonia, Northern Greece. Time-tested and delicious, it's one of the finest saffrons in the world.
29 February 2020
Mussels are a classic Greek meze, super easy to cook, and a very popular seafood component of the Mediterranean diet. Did you know that mussels have been farmed in Greece since ancient times? There are a few varieties of Greek mussels, mostly cultivated off the coasts of Northern Greece, and typically a little slimmer and smaller than mussels from ...
2 December 2019
The Greek recipe yiouvetsi is a baked pasta dish typically made with orzo and lamb. This version has a twist, with shrimp and the delicious combination of Greek saffron and curry, petimezi and Greek oregano.
31 March 2012
19 June 2020
Kapama is the name given to many different aromatic meat stews in Greece. This particular recipe is from Evia, and I’ve included two of the island’s major agricultural products, figs and green olives. It’s a great Sunday meal.
25 May 2020
Nuts and seeds are an ancient and integral part of the Mediterranean Diet. Learn more about which nuts and seeds are important in the Greek diet and how they are used in everything from salads to sweets.
16 March 2020
The foods we consume affect our physical and emotional health and wellbeing, but so does the actual act of cooking, which I turn to and highly recommend in good times and hard times. Take a look at three of the Mediterranean Diet's most delicious and healthful ingredients, good for our bodies and minds!
24 December 2019
Greek recipes for roasted potatoes abound! This one is an extra easy, pan-roasted Greek potato dream, made even more delicious with great extra virgin Greek olive oil and Krokos Kozanis, aka Greek saffron.
19 February 2019
Kritharoto is a new name in the Greek culinary lexicon, a hybrid borrowed from Italian risotto and Greek kritharaki, the name for orzo. This dish essentially is a variation on the great northern Greek classic mussel pilaf.
12 February 2019
Greek Lent What are the Foods of Greek Orthodox Lent? Several years ago, I spent the night before «Clean Monday», as Greeks call the first day of Lent, baking the traditional Lenten flatbread lagana with a local Athenian baker. Even though he went about his business methodically and professionally, turning out more than a thousand or so loaves, he didn’t ...