Ingredients: How to Preserve Grape Vine Leaves

If you are a fan of the Greek dish dolmada (dolma) – stuffed grape leaves – or of baked vine leaves with cheese, you will be glad to know that you can easily preserve the young and tender vine leaves for cooking with throughout spring and summer. They won’t be salty, like the store-bought tins…

Ingredients: What is Halloumi Cheese?

Also spelt Haloumi, this cheese was originally a Middle Eastern Bedouin cheese made from ewes’ and sometimes goats’ milk. It is long-keeping, tough and salty which made it ideal for the Bedouin way of life. It became very popular and spread to the Middle East, to Greece and Cyprus and throughout the world. The cheese…

Recipe: How to Cook a la Grecque

I have a couple of favourite “a la Grecque” recipes that cook vegetables in a mixture of good stock, some herbs and spices, and good olive oil. It is likely that “a la Grecque” is a term that originated in France for dishes cooked in this manner.