Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Greeksplosion!

Well, kinda.

I made that awesome feta tart on Sunday night and I had a ton of feta left over, and some phyllo. So I have been dreaming about this delicious feta, eggplant, pine nut, roasted garlic pizza I had one time. Annndddd I decided to turn it into a delicious tart!

Dandelion and Mustard Greens


I sauteed up the mustard and dandelion greens I bought the other day. I wanted to use the dandelions for a salad but I had to change plans because they started wilting almost immediately the night the power went out. I did olive oil, garlic, s&p, a bit of fresh parsley and chives, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, a generous squeeze of lemon juice, some white wine, and chicken broth (the homemade kind cause I am a freak like that). Then I did 5 layers of phyllo, roasted eggplant and garlic, feta, and the greens, 3 layers of phyllo, another layer of filling, and a topper of phyllo. Put it all in the oven at 375 for about 25min, et voila!

Prior to Cooking

Delicious and Golden
I also got excited about the extra phyllo and decided to make chocolate baklava. I poured some cacao powder into the melted butter, and a touch of cayenne, spread it on each layer of phyllo, added jerusalem honey, cinnamon sugar, and granola, and stuck that in the oven for a few min. It was the perfect accompaniment to the first glass of milk I've had in about a month. 

Baklava?

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