Mouthwatering Perfect Panzanella


As described in Wikipedia, Panzanella, or Panmolle, is a Florentine salad of bread and tomatoes popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. It is also popular in other parts of central Italy. Now my Panzanella is a little different.  I use fresh bread, as I love the contrasting taste of crunchy crust and the softness of the dough, […]

Mouthwatering Lemon Spiced Dolmathes ! (My Stuffed Vine Leaves)


Back to some of my Greek roots.  I grew up with my mother making dolmathes – she made delicious ones, lemony, with a touch of cinnamon – they just rocked !  Here is my version of them.  My love for curry, lemon, spices and nuts come together to create an awesome dish.  I have also made a sauce to compliment the stuffing, and integrate the taste, whilst adding some moisture too.  Serve with crispy roast […]

Nostalgic English Summer Pudding


Some years ago, whilst we were living in England, sunny special days were so precious due to their rarity, and sometimes when we yearned for the sun to come out but it wouldn’t – well, I would try to bring the sun into our home.  Ladies and gentlemen, let me bring the sun into your own – here is my own summer pudding gift for you all to share and enjoy, and treat yourself to […]