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Sea Urchin Salad. “Ahinosalata” ©

August 7, 2017

A speciality!

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This is an all time speciality for those that like it….my family love it!!!

Easy if you have Sea Urchins readily available in the sea in front of you!

Otherwise you can find them in a good fish market.

4 Persons


As many ‘female’ sea urchins as you can gather ( See Method 1.)

olive oil

lemon juice

a little sea water

Cretan rusks


1. Gather your sea urchins using a stick and a mask. The amount gathered  for this recipe was about 20 Sea Urchins. The best time is when there is a new moon, the Urchins have more eggs in them.  Important : The Female ones are redder and larger, with shorter spikes. The male ones are black and have longer spikes. It is the female ones you gather, so as to use the eggs. Often they have a small shell resting on their spines.


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Greek Aubergine Salad. Melizanosalata. ©

July 26, 2017

What’s Cooking In Jane’s Kitchen Today!!!!!

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This is a recipe I am most passionate about and it has taken me several tries to get it absolutely as I remember it.
In my youth I knew a dear Lady who made it beautifully and as a child I used to watch her with fascination as she meticulously prepared it, using the traditional Greek wooden pestle and mortar, called a ‘Goudi.’
When one day, much later on I tried to make it, I consulted one or two people , who said,” Oh it is nothing, it is easy!” Always be extra careful when people say that !
Just the smell of the baking aubergines, as they smolder on the coals….. The taste must be smoky, the consistency smooth and full, standing up when pushed with a spoon, like mayonnaise and the flavour of the cold press olive oil, just coming through. The lemon and vinegar must just balance…

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Greek Yogurt Cake ©

July 21, 2017

Specially for my Birthday!

Thank you for all your wonderful Birthday Wishes!

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My favourite Cake !

Greek Yogurt Cake ©

One candle for every month of the year!

Once upon a time in the ‘Good Old Days’ as we have come to call them, a very dear family friend used to make us this delicious cake.

She was an excellent cook and was from that generation that loved to make anything one asked her for.!!!! It was always for a special occasion that she made this cake, all cozy in the kitchen and out would come the cake tin! A buzz of excitement filled the air and us children took up our positions around the table to watch the fascinating process of making the cake. There were no ‘Mixers’ in those days, or certainly not where we lived on the island, so all the mixing was done by hand and after much beating and hopefully a little left for us girls to scrape from the bowl…

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Something A Little Different…..

July 1, 2017

Click on the photo and then on the small photo below to follow through the collection…….

The Friendly Dragonfly.

June 24, 2017


Something different!

Look closely at the different expressions……..

It is always the same Dragonfly which changes its colours according to the light.























I am quite the film star!!!!!

Imam Bayildi ©

June 19, 2017

One of my favourites! Over bake it rather than under bake it 😉

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This is another wonderful summer recipe and has a lovely story attached……..


4-6 Persons

Preparation time :3/4 hour

Cooking Time:  1 hour at least


8  aubergines ( the long kind )

6 onions cut into segments

4-8 cloves of garlic, halved, or sliced

4 peeled ripe tomatoes

2 tsp tomato puree

1 pale green pepper ( Not Hot )

Bunch of parsley

1 tsp Oregano

4 all Spice Berries

Olive oil for frying

Salt Pepper


1.Wash vegetables, cut stalks off aubergines and score, 1 cm deep cuts, long ways down the aubergines, 4 times equally.

2. Cover the base of a wide based sauce pan, with olive oil and fry the aubergines, until they are brown and soft. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen paper to drain. 15-20 minutes.

3. Remove the skin from the top of the tomato and grate into a bowl…

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Greek Stuffed Tomatoes ©

June 17, 2017

What’s Cooking in Jane’s Kitchen Today!!!


Greek Stuffed Tomatoes  (Greek recipes )

Stuffed Tomatoes

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