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Taramosalata (Fish roe salad - meze)

  Photo taken from Athinorama Umami Taramosalata There are also the Greek classics, think something like a dip but instead of using nachos or vegetables to eat them we use bread. Taramosalata is one of those dishes.   It is roe fish blended into a creamy pink dip of pureed potatoes with parsley, lemon juice, and finely chopped onion (optional).   In meze, this is one of the first dishes that it is served.   In taverns, they always bring it along with salad, tzatziki, and tahini.   We will talk about the last two later.   Well, let’s see our recipe…   Ingredients 2 kg tarama (fish roe). 1 large potato or two small ones 450gr of Greek bread 1 tsp of shredded and dried onion 1 cup olive oil The juice of one lemon (medium size) Tarama is the hardest ingredient to find, so it is a good idea to look at groceries that import Mediterranean food. It is usually sold in larger jars, but you can store the remainder in the freezer for months. Peel the potatoes and cut t

Gun and Garden Birthday Cake - Guest Post By: Michal (

There are many cake lovers, makers, bakers and even eaters in the growing community of sweets, each with his own style and technique. I find it more than enriching to interact and meet those talented artists, perhaps grow a small community of "cakers", so appropriately called. That's why I'm happy to meet Eftychia, she sweetly (no pun intended) agreed to do a post swap. Her initial guest post on my site was a unique take on the art of mosaic pieces. This was a great start for our hopefully continual cake-ship!

Now, I give back what I like to call- Gun and Garden.

The world of gardening, shooting and those things unfamiliar became just the very opposite when I had to come up with a cake for He who likes both. Yes, my father in-law was having a Birthday and I was making the cake. I wanted to practice my patience and decided to make some gum paste figures.

I painted the fence with cocoa powder and water paste. Therest of the details on top were made with gum paste- fondant dough (about 1part fondant to 2 parts gum paste). The garden soil is coffee grounds with aslab of brown painted underneath to make sure it is solid brown.
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  1. Oh my goodness, the little veggies are fantastic :) This is an ace cake!

  2. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I am continually amazed and the cakes I have seen decorated on your blog. Its fun to see these guest posts too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. What a clever cake! So much detail....

  4. This looks awesome! There's so much detail it's insane, I love it :)

  5. www.cowboycountryvegetarian.blogspot.comNovember 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Thanks for sharing. The cake is so cute!

  6. You're very creative and talented! The cake looks awesome :)

  7. You're very creative, this cake is sooo.... cute.

  8. Thanks for sharing Eftychia! Glad to meet more people in the "cake world"! Thanks for liking, everyone!

  9. This is a wonderful cake. Lots of attention to detail-especially all those little veggies. Cool theme as well. Thanks Efty for having Michal, she is talented. Hope you both had a great weekend!

  10. Okay, I know I say this to each one of your cakes, but this has to be the cutest one I've seen! It instantly put a smile on my face! :)

  11. Incredible talent and how creative!

  12. That cake is so cute! I love the mini veggies and fruits!

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