Shopping Around The World With Chef Kali

Here it is another Shopping Around the World hosted by Piglove and Fozziemum.  This week we can make anything our little pea pickin’ hearts desire.

Kali stood up and said she wanted to be the celebrity chef from Fort Meezer, for this dish.

achefdoneHello my friends.  My dish today will be Greek Potatoes

Let’s hear it for Greek Potatoes…..*smashes plate by throwing it at the wall.* “OPA!!”  hehe  Do you know where the Greek custom of smashing glasses and plates stems from?  MOL…Stems…glasses…MOL  Opa!! *smash*Me-wow

Greek tradition has it that this practice started when a rich family invited a much poorer family to dinner and to make them feel better invited them to break the plates. They were proving that friendship is everything. And there’s no better way of proving that than dining with friends over Greek food.

Without further Αντίο ( adieu in Greek)  our main course for the day: 

Greek Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons olive oil
Terra Delyssay 750ml…..$7.99
3/4 cup water …free
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Elephant Garlic….$4.48 Lb.
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
we use Real Lemon as it’s not as strong as the fresh lemon
950 ml $2.77
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
out of garden
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
out of garden
1 cube chicken bouillon
60 grams $2.99
3 old potatoes, peeled and quartered
0.87 LB.
salt and pepper to taste

*Ingredients in orange
*suggestions and prices in blue

Directions:

1/ Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2/ in a small bowl, mix olive oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, chicky bouillon cubes and pepper.

3/ Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of a medium baking dish.  Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes.  Cover and bake 11/2 to 2 hours in the preheated oven,., turning occasionally, until tender but firm.                                                            agpotsbeforeBefore introducing the Greek Potatoes to the oven.

                                                         Ta Da !!!

agpotsdone
OPA my friends. *crash!* Another dish bites the dust.

Hey Shoks, what is that get up you got on.
It’s my exclusive belly dancing outfit.  Isn’t it cool?
abelly dancing shoks
Kali!! Put that plate down. Don’t throw it at me!
Move Shoko, let’s see some belly dancing….”Opa” *crash*

Alright Kali.  May your nip have bugs in it!                                                     Kali and Shoks

44 thoughts on “Shopping Around The World With Chef Kali

    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Hi fishy friends,
      You know I never even thought about Einstein before I put my get up on. He’s a big guy he can handle it.

      Kali says its nice to know she could pass for a Greek man anytime….a rather furry Greek man. MOL

      The recipe is easy. That’s what mom likes.

      Shimmering Shoko

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  1. erinthecatprincess

    Hi Kali, you’re welcome to come and cook for the palace, anytime, especially as we have plastic and paper plates. Your potatoes sound really cool too… could I substitute nip for the rosemary do you think? purrs ERin

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I’d love to stop by your palace with my wares! Something tells me it would be a long walk and even longer if Shoko tagged along. We’d be stopping to check every mole hill or junky area for mice.

      I never thought of substituting the rosemary for nip….first class idea ERin. I’ll see if mom will try this taste delight the next time Greek Potatoes are on the menu.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  2. Piglove

    That looks delicious! I bet the same thing could be done in the crock pot (you know my mommy always rush-rush-rush to work). It would be wonderful to come home to at night. I’m off to look for some potatoes now. Thanks my sweet friends! Opa! XOXO – Bacon

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Thank you Kosmo. Greece is an interesting country. Turkey and Egypt are well known for their belly dancing but all through the Middle Eastern countries one can see belly dancing. Maybe the cats in Greece are the only ones that belly dance…MOL

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  3. onespoiledcat

    Oh yum! Those ‘taters sound delish! AND I can throw plates around while Mom is cooking it and have an excuse to make a mess (I love that part especially). As for that belly dancing outfit Shoko – I wonder what Einstein will say after he recovers from fainting.

    Hugs, sammy

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  4. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Isn’t throwing plates cool! I wonder if mom would think I threw her vase as I wander through the china on the mantel. MOL Oh Sammy, I never thought about Einstein…..hope he understands I’m just being me…different.

    Shoko

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  5. pilch92

    Kali, you are an adorable chef and the recipe sounds great. Shoko, I didn’t know you were a belly dancer- do you already have your dancing badge at Cat Scouts? You should get it now if you don’t have it yet.

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  6. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Glad we gave you a chuckle…we all need to put life where it belongs…on the back shelf! This is the first time mom has assisted me in the kitchen. It was fun…especially breaking the dishes…MOL The garlic is huge….looks like an elephant too. Shoko just couldn’t contain herself…she had to join in the fun.

    Kitty Kisses,

    Kali

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  7. Deziz World

    Well dat sounds purretty good Kali. Altho’ do da taters have to be old? And how old is old? MOL Now we’s not so sure ’bout breakin’ al those dishes. Mommy breaks purrlenty without tryin’. MOL We think you look great Shoko.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You could use whatever potatoes you want. New potatoes have a better flavour right out of the garden and you’d waste that flavour as the potatoes pick up the flavour of the garlic and herbs. You know, the next time your mom breaks a dish just yell, “Opa!” I have thought if one is going to break dishes and glasses, one should invest in chinet plates and plastic glasses. It would be cheaper.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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      1. Deziz World

        Cool Kali. Mommy wishes she could grow taters in da garden, but alas… And mommy says “Oy vey”. Nope we ain’t Jewish, it’s just somethin’ she says. MOL

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Fresh taters are delish. When mom lived in the mobile home and the landlord said digging in the lawn was forbidden, she got a deep container and grew 5 potatoes in it. Fresh potatoes didn’t last long but at least it was a taste of them….she hadn’t had fresh taters for 10 years. She thinks she liked those the best cause it was difficult to get everything by herself. Just sayin’

        Kitty Kisses,

        Kali

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      3. Deziz World

        Dat sounds really cool Kali. Mommy’s never really had a fresh tater. Oh da ones at da grocery store come from da ground cuz lots of times they still had dirt on ’em, but mommy hadn’t grown ’em herself. They be too ‘spensive to buy these days. Ifin mommy could actually grow things like lettuce and taters and corn and such she would be eatin’ really good. MOL

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

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      4. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Speaking of dirt, mom was at the grocery store and she wanted leeks. Leeks can be hard to grow so she was buying them. She noticed there was dirt between the layers of leek. This would mean one would have to keep removing layers till a good layer was discovered. She told the young boy that worked there. He said, “Well mam, they ARE grown in dirt!” Mom says she could have hit him she was so mad. MOL That would have been priceless. MOL

        Shoko

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  8. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Mom says its easy and fast. Quite a change from normal potatoes. Guess what? Even dad likes it and its pretty hard to get to try something new.

    I had fun with the belly dancing outfit. Can you imagine what dinner will be like with me belly dancing throughout it. No, I don’t mean I’ll dance through the potatoes.

    Shoko

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  9. jean m. mueller

    Love the outfit,Shoko and Kali,we must try those Greek potatoes.We had quite a day yesterday!We were in our carriers in the front seat with Mom .An unexpected curve came up suddenly and Mom lost control of the car.We went into the ditch and hit a tree.We are all fine,just a bit shaken.Fortunately,the car hit a tree while going backwards but it is totaled. We got out safely and had to ride in a tow truck.Unfortunately,the car was totaled We are back home now and staying close to Mom.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Oh my cat!! What a horrible experience. Ant accident is terrifying never mind one that tossed everyone in the ditch. Your little hearts must have taken off beating loudly. At least your mom was there and you were with her when you had to ride in the tow truck. It’s terrible the car was totaled….a shame. At least everyone is ok. Sending calming purrs to all your family.

      Shoko

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  10. BionicBasil

    Guys, totally pawesome post and we’ll be adding this most delicious recipe to our ‘to cook list’ MOL

    Photo’s are fabulous as always 😀

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  11. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Best to eat outside if you plan on throwing dishes about…MOL Stella loves this recipe and instead of using a chicken bouillon cube, she uses a vegetable bouillon cube and says it’s delicious. Mom likes where it’s quick and good.

    Kitty Kisses,

    Kali

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  12. Buddy Budd

    Heh Heh Heh yoo really gotz dat recipe’z down gud Kali. Yummy in da tummy an fur a fella who not a tater kind of fella that meowin sumptin! Dey so gud dey almos sweet az yoo but dat not pawsible. Ah gonna do a post at da Lounge soon so keep watchin!
    Big Gentle Bloo Hugs
    Buddy Buddy
    Oh and here da kid

    Shoko
    Meow my dear! Hubba Hubba what an outfit.
    Whisker Kisses
    Einie

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The taters are easy to make Dharth. Ladymum can break the recipe down to one potato and just make enough for her. Mom used to do that before dad retired. Dharth, I would be honoured to break dishes with my favourite cuz anytime and place. OPA *crash* MOL

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  13. kolytyi

    I’m afraid our dishwasher has something misunderstood with that OPA thingy because it sometimes breaks a plate or cup. BTW, as for ‘friendship’ between rich and poor, have you seen this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069235/? If you can find it somewhere, you should watch it, it is brilliant and unbelievably funny!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom looked up the movie and it sounds super with a great cast. She is going to try and find it in this city. We have 1 video store left in town….the others have disbanded…not enough business.

      Your dishwasher must come from Greece..haha

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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