Thursday, 19 April 2012

baby it's cloudy outside


These images describe my mood perfectly. It's not that cold outside but definitely cloudy. I'm burning a rose scented candle but I think I should visit the local florist further down the street and buy the real thing. The idea of pink roses in a vase sounds wonderful.

This morning I've been searching for Greek recipes online. Yesterday, Hubby made gyros for dinner and for a moment it felt as if no one in this house had ever eaten food before. I know there are some LatteLisa followers in Greece and a few of Greek origin so I'm wondering if you guys can give me the name of a good cookbook in English. I'm not looking for a book that is just pretending to be about Greek cuisine, I want a solid one with everything I need to know. And yes, it has to include photos.

photo credit:
1: Jenni Yang of Ponnijenni | Creativo.nu
2: Jamie Beck for Rue, issue three, p. 182-3

11 comments:

  1. Now I'm craving gyros. Lisa, please set the table for one more person next time you make gyros. I ate this every day during my week in Greece several years ago. Yummy! Could I hope for a recipe on 'kitchen & aroma'? xo

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  2. Pink roses are lovely aren't they. I'd be interested to find out a good greek cookbook too if you find one. You do know the best recipes are those handed down from generation to generation... even then they never taste the same! I did have a couple of greek cooking sites that I visited in the past - I'll have to find them for you. Thanks for your message x:)

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  3. Pink roses for home sounds wonderful...and this bed is simply gorgeous. It has that boheme chic style that I adore. No idea about Greek recipes...
    Here it's raining so enjoy your cloudy day. Lucky you!

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  4. Your description suits my mood also...much cooler and rainy here. Spring, please return!!

    hugs,

    Lisa

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  5. Hehe, we have gyros here as the englishmen have fish and chips and the americans the mac donalds!
    I'm afraid I haven't read any english text greek cookbooks but I guess the Greek Cuisine and the Vefa's Kitchen, both by Vefa Alexiadou may be good (this lady is a famous TV and book chef persona in Greece). Also you can check Rena tis Ftelias: Famous Greek Recipes by Irene Tojia if you can find it.
    You can also visit this site http://www.argiro.com.gr for some extras!
    Good luck with your cooking, sweetie, and upload a photo for us to drool over ;)

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  6. Helen: You're right about the 'handed down from generation to generation'. You guys have to collect this wisdom and publish a cookbook! ;-)

    Eleni: Thanks, I'll check these out a.s.a.p. I promise a photo, not tomorrow and not next week, but one day ;-)

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  7. This bedroom should be mine!!!

    ♥ Franka

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  8. Flowers always brighten my days - I have some colorful rose bushes in my backyard that I pick and put throughout the house! xxoo

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  9. Outside of my Yia Yia's recipes, which are my favorites :), I'd have to recommend a few of Vefa Alexiadou's books, Greek Cuisine & Vefa's Kitchen. Also check out Kokkari by Sara Remington & Erik Cosselmon. I also have a great Meze book but I don't remember the author's name right now. Will look when I get home :) xoxo

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  10. I don't know much about Greek cooking but I know that when I eat it that I really enjoy it! I have this Greek cookbook that I love:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-From-Many-Greek-Kitchens/dp/1741966841

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  11. these images are so beautiful....
    so happy I found your blog :)
    Hanlie

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