Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Cookies usually in the form of a stylized human figure, although other shapes or forms, especially seasonal themes (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.) are common.
The history of these cookies, one of the best cookies in the world, starting in the 15th century and the various forms and shapes in the 16th century. Since arriving the expensive and rare spices from the East to Europe and was for use on rich households, noble and crowned.
The first documented case of human figure shaped gingerbread cookie was in the court of Elizabeth I of England. They had the form and showed similarity with some of the most important visitors.
This typical Christmas cookies, which are made in Northern and Central Europe and across the Atlantic, with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and honey or molasses and decorated with white, chocolate or colored glaze.
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work: 40′ time: 1h:10′ easy:

Cabbage Roll with Leek & Red Sauce

Cabbage Roll with Leek & Red Sauce
Favorite and delicious dish of our traditional cuisine and many other nations, with a wide variety of filling and cooking ways. It consists of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings.
Here cooked with chopped herbs, vegetables such as leeks, carrots and red tomato sauce to the filling, which gave a different hue to the final result, helping the cayenne pepper.
The process is broken down into several steps rather than to dissuade you from create them, but to help you organize and plan their preparation and to help you with small tips for cooking the leaves and the whole preparation.
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work: 1h:45′ time: 2h:30′ medium:

Crystallised Ginger Cake

Crystallised Ginger Cake
This cake is the joy of creation for the one who creates, without the anxiety of failure, and the pleasure of enjoying the taste. This may become your favorite New Year Cake 2017!
Very juicy-wet, fruity, with mashed bananas inside, without a lot of sugar, lemon spicy thanks the candied ginger, soft, without crumbs everywhere, without butter and inflatable. Standing height and then pushing and finally, quite healthy mutatis mutandis a cake. Not at all demanding in preparation and with a secret. Read the steps of preparation and you will discover it.
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work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Sweet & Spicy Apple Chutney

Sweet & Spicy Apple Chutney
Chutney or Chatni is a sauce from Kitchens of India, which can vary… One offshoot has rooted in Anglo-Indian cuisine to gain even as many variations and adapt to another flavor culture.
It is usually with vegetables and fruits, such as onion, garlic, rhubarb, apples, peaches, orange, plum, etc. with which one can make a milder pickle. Add vinegar or apple cider vinegar in recipes of Chutney English style, aimed traditionally give long life, so as to maintain for use throughout the year. Brown or dark sugar (usually Demerara to replace the jaggery in some Indian sweet chutney) and spices, which are usually used, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, cinnamon.
The whole produces a sweet and spicy pickle, with sweet and fruity flavors, with a strong presence of ginger, but a softer product, which in Western Kitchen is built to accompany savory. Usually eaten with Cheddar cheeses or cured meats and poultry, usually in cold meals a pub.
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εργασία: 15′ χρόνος: 30′ πολύ εύκολο:

Coffee Cream

Coffee Cream
Velvety, simple and mild in flavor Cream Coffee without alcohol.
Choose it as a delicious, light and cold dessert with the taste of coffee, regular or decaf, and which can close the festive and hearty meal with family, friends and loved ones in our Christmas dinner parties!
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work: 15′ time: 2h:15′ very easy:

Pork Ragù with Pasta & Bechamel Sauce

Pork Ragù with Pasta & Bechamel Sauce
In Italian cuisine, the ragout (ragù) is a sauce with meat, usually served with pasta and created by Alberto Alvisi in the 18th century.
The common feature of ragù recipes is the presence of minced meat and that together the components become a sauce for pasta. The most famous dish is stew ragù alla bolognese.
Leaving pork slowly cooked in tomato sauce builds a deep and rich flavor. Usually served upon Pappardelle, but with my choice and the tendency to create something new / different always based on the original recipe, pasta incorporated in ragout sauce and then covered with a thick sauce semolina, that went golden brown in the oven and became a new dish, very tasty.
Of course it is needless to emphasize that it is infinitely tastier than the classic pastitsio…
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work: 1h:00′ time: 2h:30′ difficult:

Syrupy Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles

Syrupy Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles
Syrupy Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles, the familiar, classic, and not only in our neighborhood but also across the Atlantic since the chocolate sprinkles were named in Boston New England «chocolate jimmies» and sprinkle with it their ice creams. This name referred directly to the black Americans. Over the years the word has lost its meaning for them and preferred not to continue to use this racist expression!
In itself reminds us old tastes and favorites. The «ant» cake is a delicious syrupy chocolate cake coated with cocoa cream and black chocolate sprinkles everywhere, inside and out. It is cumbersome recipe but the flavors and aromas of this cake will delight your.
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εργασία: 2h:00′ χρόνος: 4h:00′ μεσαίο:

Chicken Thighs in the Oven

Chicken Thighs in the Oven
Chicken thighs baked with potatoes, what else… simple, tasty and definitely a food that many like and we all have a favorite recipe for this… but this proposal is a little secret that differentiates it from the conventional version and is delicious resulting in a juicy and browned at the same time food. Easily can be made your own secret and so to establish the manner of preparation. Follow the detailed steps of the recipe and the secret will be revealed to you.
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work: 20′ time: 2h:00′ very easy:

Travel to London

Travel to London
In the recent trip to the most beloved of all our destinations, London, we had beautiful time, we pass always beautiful…
We walked, had fun, wandered, enjoyed, tasted flavors favorite but also unfamiliar flavors in ethnic Kitchens.

It was very nice weather so the interest of our search focused on the outdoors in sheltered or outdoor markets, with rare sometimes food & dishes in the streets and squares photographing and admiring gorgeous old but also super modern buildings, churches and sculptures, the riparian Thames with its beautiful bridges and small tributaries and of course the unique beauty of palaces, castles and towers.

Green parks fully equipped for rest, relaxation, training or sports, with lakes for fishing, that the crossing wooden bridges, with lush vegetation, that you put bet that this can not be in the heart of London. Or in the botanical gardens of unique beauty and enormous scientific work, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, was founded in 1840 and which host the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collection in the world. In Kew Gardens has created the Millennium Seed Bank. Today, there are stored samples from 10% of all the world's plants, and by 2020 experts aspire to gather samples from 25% to save the world from an upcoming ecological disaster.

Everywhere we find spaces, small shops to buy stylish items, have lunch, drink our coffee and to rest from the long hike. Wherever we went people were long. Young, old enjoyed their ride.

We certainly visited and known, and our favorite museums and art galleries and photography but also places unknown to us until now. We made ourselves at the busiest commercial streets with incredible rush! Those who follow and Facebook would certainly have seen the pictures I send all of them. Here today I will simply show you some of the culinary delights of our trip and a small, very small sample of our wanderings!
And do not forget the London of 9 million inhabitants is a museum city, enjoy it through my own look through my camera lens!


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Travel to London

Tas Kebab with Beef

Tas Kebab with Beef
Tas Kebab is a traditional dish of Constantinople, with Arabic roots and came up to us from the Greek refugees from Constantinople and Asia Minor to become favorite traditional food of the Sunday festive table, with all the family pooled around him.
Tas Kebab of Constantinople is a cooked meal of veal cut into pieces, which is cooked with olive oil and a little butter in a rich, thick tomato sauce, flavored with spices. Is cooked until it thickens and create around it a juicy sauce and delicious honeyed!
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work: 30′ time: 1h:30′ easy: