Glenys Hanlon came to give us a demonstration on Greek cooking; this is something she became interested in after she had been on holiday to Greece.
She started with Baklava Cigars, a traditional Greek dessert made from walnuts, almonds and spices wrapped in filo pastry which resembled cigars. These are served with a delicious spicy lemon syrup.
Tzatiki was the next dish. This is a dip made from cucumber and garlic mixed with Greek yoghurt and can be eaten with pitta bread or French bread.
The Greek salad had tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions and olives tossed in lemon juice and olive oil and topped with feta cheese.
Due to the time factor, Glenys had already prepared a Moussaka. This can be made with minced beef or lamb, tomatoes and aubergines topped with a cheese sauce.
Having watched these dishes being prepared our mouths were watering and at the end of the demonstration everyone had a chance to sample the dishes, which were delicious.
Earlier Glenys had given out printed leaflets of the recipes and judging how much people enjoyed the food I think there will be some Greek dishes being made.
Wine and Cheese Party with Auction
The wine and cheese evening combined with the auction has now become an annual event due to its popularity. Everyone brought unwanted items from home to sell in the auction and we had quite a varied display. Dianne Woolgar did an excellent job as the auctioneer and by the end of the evening we had realised £126, which will go to our charity, the Oncology Department at St Mary's Hospital.
page last updated 31 MARCH 2002