Turmeric - Curcuma

Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the strongest therapeutics of nature. The active ingredient is curcumin and is used for over 2500 years in India where probably first used as a dye.
Often used to paint with the bright yellow color, foods such as drinks, ice, yoghurts, cakes, orange juice, biscuits etc. It is also a key component of curry.
The medicinal properties of this spice revealed gradually through the ages. It was long known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research has shown that turmeric is a natural miracle that proves beneficial for the prevention of many different diseases from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
In medieval Europe it became known as the "Indian saffron", as it was widely used as an alternative to the very expensive spice, saffron.

Homemade Fish Sticks & Tartar Sauce

Homemade Fish Sticks & Tartar Sauce
Fish sticks crunchy and delicious, dipped in a wonderful and tasty tartar sauce. The process may be a little time-consuming, but its taste is very special. Their great convenience is that baked in the oven and are extremely delicious without the process of frying.
Eaten pleasantly from the young and the old.
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work: 45′ time: 1h:10′ medium:

Meringues with Strawberry Whipped Cream

Meringues with Strawberry Whipped Cream
Rosettes of meringue crispy outside and fluffy and soft inside, covered with a delicious strawberry cream. Easy for one individual sweet, perfect for a quick fix without missing flavor and color.
The meringues are made from egg white, in different sizes and colors, and baked in the oven. They offered me here, ready, painted with these lovely pastel shades, so I chose to propose to you only with a light, sour cream strawberry and a little apricot jam.
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work: 20′ time: 20′ very easy:

Stuffed Vines Leaves with Pine Nuts & Currants

Stuffed Vines Leaves with Pine Nuts & Currants
Today's stuffed vine leaves -dolmades gialantzi- (only rice without meat) have different ingredients than others, we have proposed here occasionally. They form different wrapping, they are like little ladies fingers, thin, oblong, delicate, with long grain rice. Pine nuts, raisins and cinnamon gives its Constantinople origins and give them tons of sweet aftertaste.
The step by step analysis of the preparatory process and will help those who want to try to make for the first time.
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work: 1h:30′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Raspberries & Cream Cheese Crackers

Raspberries & Cream Cheese Crackers
The raspberries are forest fruits, tasty and slightly sour. They are cultivated now in Greece and found in quite affordable price. They are sensitive and very delicate in their treatment.
I propose a very simple and easy recipe to try them out and enjoy blueberries for all their flavor. Biscuits crackers, spread with a light lemon mascarpone cream without much sugar, just 2 teaspoons stevia or powdered sugar and fresh blueberries around the cream.
Your Own!
work: 15′ time: 15′ very easy:

Crostini with Whipped Feta and Tomatoes

Crostini with Whipped Feta and Tomatoes
Toasted slices of fresh bread-Crostini, sprinkled with olive oil, spread with a lemony whipped feta cheese, and a… salad on top, are a very tasty morsel in summer mood to combine with a cold beer. If the beer is flavored with honey and coriander, then the aromas and flavors increase and enjoyment doubles.
It is a good suggestion for a light and quick dinner, you just have to try them.
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work: 15′ time: 15′ very easy:

Fig Pistachio & Date Truffles

Fig Pistachio & Date Truffles
Raw Food Diet sweet truffles, sugar free, fat free ingredients, full of protein, vitamins and trace elements, made from dried fruits & nuts, and fasting. Coated with a chocolate hat from cocoa and honey. It is very special truffles, easy to make and the view but also the taste do not leave many untouched.
Do not rush eat them, okay I let one to try, keep them for the next day or make the day before (!?), so as to mix the flavors and aromas of the ingredients together.
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work: 30′ time: 30′ very easy:

Mixed Greens Pies-Hortopites

Mixed Greens Pies-Hortopites
The continuation and the end of the lengthy post "Leaf Dough & pies" is completed here. The pies arrive at their final destination, when the fresh fried, thin pie -which smells Greece- reach to our palate!
After we learned to we make the dough, roll the sheet and we have become experts in "dough pastry sheets" today we will learn to choose, to cook, make pies and eat the noblest, aromatic, delicious, sweet and fragrant greens & herbs of all time, the whole world.
Are these the Greek Spring! Especially after a year with so much rain the greens and green covered up rocks…
Mediterranean hartwort, chevrils, poppies, spurges, sorrel, leeks, onions, dill, fennel, peppermint, nettles, sonchus oleraceus, commonly all those spices, wild, sweet, edible greens, we find this time in Greek land which when cooked become the ultimate nutritional and taste dimension.
Most of us do not recognize more than 3-4 species. The variety is great and it is not easy for someone who does not live close to nature to know their name, but also to distinguish edible from inedible. Many are found in outdoor public market and grocery stores. Wherever you find them, take them and go make pies.
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work: 2h:30′ time: 3h:30′ medium:

Spring Birthday Cake

Spring Birthday Cake
Colorful, flowery and joyful birthday cake as the spring.
Delicious ingredients, light flavors with an impressive result!
It consists of three different preparations. The chocolate base, cut into three flat disks. The filling with fluffy mascarpone mousse and the coating with colored whipped cream and cigarillos Caprice complete the entire proposal.
Decorate with what you like and thus customize according to the season and the anniversary will celebrate.
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work: 2h:00′ time: 3h:00′ difficult:

Dough for Pies & Pie-Pocket-DIY

Dough for Pies & Pie-Pocket
The phyllo opening in the house for pies and small pies is a time consuming process, few deal with it. The result, however, of our efforts is always better than anything you can buy for several reasons.
It's up to you!
work: 1h:00′ time: 2h:00′ medium: