čtvrtek 18. června 2009
středa 17. června 2009
We ordered the hot dog simply because we were intrigued by the description in the menu. It wasn't spectacular but better than most. The grilled paprika with smoked mozarella wasn't bad either. The mozarella had a chewy brown crust and was fine when it was warm. We finishend it off before it got cold, but i bet it's not so good when cold. The prices are unbeatable however, very acceptable. The service is incredibly slow here, but not because the servers are lazy, but because there are too little of them. They are very friendly though! I guess they didn't expect such a big demand when they were opening the place. Bet how long we waited for our párek v rohlíku and pečená paprika! It was about 40 minutes :) I hope they get themselves together, but i don't know if that's of any use because the place is full all the time anyway.
Still, my P7 favourite in the Vystaviste/Strossmayerovo namesti area is and probably will be Bohemia Bagel, they don't have a garden but they've got wi-fi ;-)
2 bunches of good quality fresh basil (about 80-10 leaves)
100 gr roasted pine nuts
100 gr parmesan cheese
2 cloves if garlic
The best was to do it is grind it up in a mortar, but if you don't have one use your electric chopper. Blend it all well together and add enough olive oil to make it a smooth but thick paste.
Use walnuts instead of pine nuts. Use sundried tomatoes with half of the basil to make red pesto. Use parsley or ruccola instead of basil.
Toss some pesto with freshly cooked good quality pasta. Add it to your salads, especially good on a Caprese salad. Smear it on Italian style sandwiches, you may want to grill them afterwards. Pizza. Use it as a dip for vegetables, crackers, meat or fish. You may add it to bread or foccaccia dough. Coat potatoes with pesto and bake or add to other warm baked dishes. It is very versatile and yummy!
úterý 16. června 2009
pondělí 15. června 2009
Ingredients for salad:
Cooked shrimp - I used about 300gr of shrimps that were cut in half along the spine
Glass noodles (soaked in hot water and drained)
Bean sprouts or snow peas or any other springy vegetable
Ingredients for dressing:
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 of a chilli, chopped
2 tablespoons of minced ginger
2 tablespoons of sesame oil, fish sauce, canola or sunflower oil, water
Chopped cilantro (coriander)
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon of brown sugar or honey
1. Mix together the dressing ingredients. Season to taste. It should be sweet, salty, hot, sour and garlicky at the same time.
2. Combine shrimp and noodles and toss with the dressing
Husband jumping into the water.
This is the village/resort town we lived in. It's called Anaxos. Next time we go to Lesvos we will stay in another town, either Molyvos or Skala Erressos. Anaxos is a new village and is too touristy for my liking, but the beach there is one of the best on the island.
For more info about the island visit http://www.lesvos.com/. Mr. Barret did a great deal of work to present the island to us, it was the biggest source of information for me!
We enjoyed this holiday a lot!
First, meet some locals :) They probably belong to the restaurant owner, or just live by the restaurant. The dog was amazing, when it got hot outside he dug himself a hole in the cooler soil and slept there.
This a speciality of Lesvos called sardeles pastes and it may well be my favourite food in the world. They are sardines that have been gutted and cleaned and put into salt. Apparently they are caught in the morning, salted and served in the evening or the next day. Never later than that. Sardeles pastes are very delicate and very tasty. And of course a Greek salad.
This is simply a grilled sea bream. Very fresh and well grilled...what more would you want from fish? Great!
Grilled sardines. Lesvos is famous for it's sardines and olive oil (I brought home 4 litres of olive oil). Again, very fresh and well grilled. Sardines actually cost half the price of the other fish (4 euro pro the portion you see), but are just as good although a little messy to eat.
The shrimp were not good, they were frozen. While in Greece or Cyprus carefully study the menu because they have a law that tells them to indicate food prepared from frozen ingridients. You will be amazed at how much some restaurants use frozen stuff like seafood. A restaurant located virtually by the beach and port uses shrimp imported from Vietnam. Weird IMHO. This mainly applies to "touristy places" though. Most fried calamari rings are frozen, most shrimp too. I read that there is some kind of local lobster or langoustine sometimes available in Lesvos restaurants, but haven't seen any.
neděle 14. června 2009
Then we grilled some shashlyki and some sausages and bbq wings.
I am a 27 year old Ukrainian girl living in Prague since childhood. I could blog in either Russian, Czech or English, but chose the latter because it's the most universal language.
I will blog mostly about food , as the name suggests. But there may be also some posts about life in Prague in general, traveling etc.
I am not a very good photographer, but I hope to improve in the future!
Some info about me - My name is Lidia. I came to the Czech Republic with my parents in 1994 and I love it here. I am married, no children yet. We have a dog that takes up a lot of our time. I love to cook and eat and I am generally interested in everything concerning food.
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