Homemade Ravioli.

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Hello everybody.

Very busy eventful week,orders dinners and birthdays.

Last night I had guests at dinner, tried to make it a restaurant style one , served salad which was Greek with capers and feta cheese then pasta, penne and ravioli, then main course, grilled veal with mushroom sauce, baked potatoes and veggies and one portion of grilled salmon with garlic dill and olive oil.Desert was teramisu.

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here’s the ingredients and method of ravioli:

* 2 cups flour.

* 1/2 tsp salt.

* 3 eggs.

* on a clean surface or in a bowl mix flour and salt then make a well in the middle and crack eggs in it.

* start whisking eggs into flour with a fork gradually.

* continue working with your hands or in a food processor till you get a firm dough.

* cover with cling film and leave to rest for 30-50 minutes.

* divide to 4 pieces then roll to a rectangular thin layer.

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* make stuffing of your choice, cheese,spinach with cheese,meat .

*add one teaspoonful of stuffing in a line , cover with another rolled dough, add egg wash on sides  then cut into squares using a cutter or roller knife.

* keep dusting with flour so as pieces won’t stick to pan.

* cook in salted boiling water for 4-5 minutes only.

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* cook in cream with basil and garlic or tomato pasta sauce as you wish.

I can humbly say it was an excellent meal and everybody had a great time.

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Today’s morning orders were za’tar puffs, falafel rolls and two Daisies chocolate cakes.

 

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Raseberry Lemonade.

Hello everybody.

Gardening today,went to our usual place and bought lovely new plants and flowers.

Lunch was a quick Shakshouka a favorite anytime, I also made a small Greek salad and a pitcher of raseberry lemonade since I have some, thanks to my cousin Ghada who mentioned the idea.

A very refreshing cool drink specially after working out.

Ingredients and method :
* 1 cup sugar.
* 1 cup water.
* 3/4 cup raseberry.
* juice of 4 lemons.

* boil water and sugar till a bit syrupy.
* mash raseberries of blend then add to syrup through a mesh.
* add lemon juice.
* mix well then pour into ice and 4 cups of cold water.

That’s it!

 

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Most Perfect Dinner !

Hello everybody.

Can’t think of any other title to describe last night,they say you can feel you’re pouring your love when you cook as much as you love the people to you’re cooking for,well I guess it’s kind of true

Dinner last night was to the  dearest loveliest group of friends, though I did do my best to make everything perfect,or maybe cause the whole atmosphere was warm and loving but food was really fantastic . Love you guys <3

As for the menu, it was:

* Greek and Caprese salads.

* Penne Arabiata and Pesto Pasta.

* Grilled vegetables and baked potatoes.

* Roasted boneless chicken marinated in lemon and herbs.

* Grilled steaks with mushroom sauce.

* Dessert was cheesecake pots and chocolate balls ( done by crumbling old brownies and chocolate cake then mixing with butter,cinnamon and coconut)

Thank God I still have leftovers to take photos <3

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Onion soup and Pizza.

Hello everybody.

Today we still have leftovers from yesterday,my sister-in-law came and brought spaghetti so no need to cook a big meal.

This doesn’t mean nothing at all,I made onion soup and some pizza according to boys’ request ,a small dish of avocado dip and a Greek salad,and of course qatayef ,a must every other day :)

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Anarokrema.

Hello everybody.

How are you all? hope you’re not tired from fasting long hours!!

Today’s ftoor is kofta with sliced tomatoes and green peppers,chicken quesadillas,broad beans salad and Greek salad the way we ate it in a cozy restaurant in Limassol Marina called Derliciuos ,it’s basic Greek salad but with cute presentation.

As for dessert I made this also Greek dish called anarokrema, which is roasted phyllo or puff pastry  and cream with honey and nuts on top.

Ingredients and method:

* puff or baclava pastry roasted till golden.

* Anari cheese or any sweet white cheese with some sugar and rose water added to it ( like the one you use for qatayef)

* cream.

* walnuts and cinnamon.

* sugar syrup pr honey.

* After toasting the pastry layer it in a deep dish.

* mix cheese with cream,sugar and rose water and add on top.

* add walnuts and cinnamon.

* crush remaining pastry and add on top.

* keep in fridge to cool then add honey or syrup upon serving.
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Sticky Spicy Chicken.

Hello everybody.

Been searching for a recipe for hot spicy chicken all morning cause upon my son’s request he wants something spicy hot for lunch. Came across this one in BBC food magazine, it’s originally for wings but I did it with a whole chicken.

Ingredients:
* 1 whole chicken.
* 1 big spoon soysauce.
* 2 big spoons ketchup.
* 1 big spoon white or brown sugar.
* Tabasco as desired.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* some olive oil.
* 1 small onion.
* salt.
* baking bag.

Mix all ingredients with chicken, put them in bag, add 1 spoon flour then close and bake for 1 hour.

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I also made a new potato recipe called gnocchi with burnt butter and sage.(ميرميه ) This is an Italian dish, though recipe looked easy but to tell you the truth I won’t make it again, it took time and potatoes stayed sticky and not easy to handle. Though they tasted great but final result wasn’t like supposed to. Mashed potatoes would have been as good and easier to make.
But i’ll write the recipe nevertheless.

Ingredients:
* 3 large potatoes.
* 1 clove garlic.
* 2 tsp milk.
* 2 egg yolks.
* 1/3 cup parmesan cheese.
* 1 cup flour.
* 3 spoons butter.
* 12 fresh sage leaves.
Method:
* boil potatoes till tender, peel and mash.
* add garlic, milk, yolks, parmesan and enough flour to make firm dough.
* roll over floured surface and cut to oblong shapes.
* press with floured fork to flatten.
* keep in fridge for 1 hour.
* cook gnocchi in large pan of boiling water until they float.remove.
* heat butter until browned. Add sage then drizzle over potatoes.
* sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.

I also made Greek salad, turned out a light healthy lunch after all.
Enjoy♡♥♡♥

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This is how gnocchi looked like in the book.

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And this is how it looked on my table :(

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