Category Archives: relishes, mezes, dips & appetizers

Spicy cheese dip ~ Tirokafteri (τυροκαφτερή)

Tirokafteri (τυροκαφτερη) or htipiti (χτυπητη) is a cheese spread that is commonly eaten as a meze platter or a party snack. A very rustic, extra simple and great for every occasion! 100 gr white cheese 60 gr mizitra cheese 150 … Continue reading

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Mini cornichon pickles (gherkins)

Leaves are beginning to drop like the temperature and it is the harvest time for these miniature crunchy cucumbers which we call it cornichon, like French. If you’re buying fresh cornichons (gherkin), you should look for small and firm ones. … Continue reading

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Fried stuffed zucchini blossoms with cheese

100 gr Parmesan cheese (grated) 4 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. fresh dill(chopped) 1/4 t. fleshly ground black pepper 1 egg white Wash the zucchini flowers tenderly.Remove the pistils and check whether it has unwanted guests in it! Let them dry gently.Mash curd or … Continue reading

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Fried sun dried chili (cayenne) peppers

Chili peppers – in Turkey Urfa peppers or isot (Turkish chili pepper) – are dried to preserve them for long periods of time. Dried chilies are often used to make hot sauce or liquid condiment. Fried sun dried chili peppers … Continue reading

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Grilled stuffed red pine mushrooms with cheese

Autumn is the time for mushrooms. The saffron milk cap or red pine mushroom (in Turkish melki and  Λακτάριος ο σολομόχρωμος in Greek) grows under pine trees during Autumn after a good rain. In Turkey, this type of mushroom can … Continue reading

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