Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hot, Spicy, and purely Greek

In TOP 9 of Foodbuzz, on the 20th of August 2011.

On the 15th of August my husband and I, invited both our families for lunch. A total of 18 people.

We had souvla, souvla potatoes, pasta (pastitsio), cherry tomatoes stuffed with tyrokafteri, potatoes “boom”, as I call them, (patates antinaxtes), various salads and Greek yogurt. Below you will be able to find photos of some of the dishes.

For dessert I made a New York style cheese cake, a fruit salad and ice cream.

Here I will give you photos of all the steps on how to make these stuffed tomatoes.

Hot, Spicy and purely Greek
Very Easy

40 cherry tomatoes
450gr tyrokafteri* cheese
1 teaspoon of dry thyme
1 teaspoon of dry oregano

Preparation Method
1) With a knife cut the upper part of the tomato.
2) Using a small teaspoon remove the tomato seeds.
3) In a bowl mix the cheese, thyme and oregano.
4) Fill the tomatoes with the cheese.
5) Serve immediately or in a few hours.

*Tyrokafteri is a spicy creamy cheese salad.
Tyro means cheese, and kafteri means hot.
I used a ready made tyrokafteri, but if you want to make it yourself, you can find the recipe in Ivy’s blog Kopiaste.


Gather all necessary equipment before you start making this recipe.

With a knife cut the upper part of the tomato.

 Using a small teaspoon remove the tomato seeds.

Fill the tomatoes with the cheese.


This is our dinner table.

I had a few filling left, so I decided to prepare some finger food for our guests.

This is the way we cook souvla in Cyprus. This is the way we use charcoals to cook in my country.

 New York style Cheese Cake, with oreo cookies for the base.  I added some caramel and chocolate chips in the cheese filling.

This is an organic melon from my garden :-)

Our guests enjoyed the lunch and we all had a great time!

Dream of Cakes

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