October 30, 2009



6 zucchini squash
1 large size tomatoes
1 soupspoon butter
1 and 1/2 glasses water
1/2 soupspoon salt

Meat Filling
500 grams ground lamb
150 grams rice
6 onions, finely chopped
1/2 soupspoon salt
A little pepper
1/2 bunch dill, chopped
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 bunch mint, chopped


* Place the onion on a soup plate, sprinkle with salt. Knead until the onion becomes transparent.
* Add water and drain.
* Repeat this procedure twice.
* Place the prepared onion and all the other ingredients in a bowl, and mix very well.
* Cut off the ends of the zucchini squash, scrape the skin with a knife. If they are very large, cut them in half.
* Hollow out the large end of the squash, being careful not to pierce the other end.
* Fill them with the above preparation and use a tomato piece as a stopper on their tops.
* Place the stuffed zucchini in a saucepan.
* Add 1 and 1/2 glasses water, 1/2 soupspoon salt and a soupspoon of butter.
* Cover and cook on a low heat for 30-40 minutes.



October 30, 2009

6 artichokes
2 and 1/2 coffee cups olive oil
2 lemons
1 carrot
2 potatoes
20 pearl onions or shallots
1 coffee spoon salt
1/2 coffee spoon sugar
2 soup spoons green peas
5 glasses water


* Cut 2 lemons into halves.
* The artichokes must be cut so as to leave only the heart and some of the stem. First tear out the leaves by pulling them opposite to the direction in which
they grow.
* Scrape to remove the small filaments and cover all the exposed areas with lemon juice to prevent the artichoke from turning black.
* Remove the stem from its hard base. Trim around the heart with a knife scraping to the bottom of the heart, not forgetting to rub immediately with lemon.
* Let the artichokes sit in water with lemon juice before being used.
* Peel the potatoes and carrot and cut into small pieces. Peel the small onions.
* Place the artichokes side by side in a saucepan.
* In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, sugar and water and pour this over the artichokes.
* Add potatoes, carrot, small onions and green peas.
* Boil and cook on a low heat for 1 and a quarter hours.
* Let cool.
* Place the artichokes on a serving dish.
* Add garnishings on artichokes equally.
* Sprinkle with chopped dill.