From Field To Fork: The Art of Horta, Cretan Style.

I decided to include a category in my blog for the wonderful food I experienced and recipes I learned while living on Crete. Eating the Cretan way has become such an integral part of my lifestyle, I can’t imagine my life without it. So to kick off, a basic staple. Horta.

Here is a step by step guide to getting some wild greens into your system. So simple, so delicious and so healthy! 

Find a patch of edible wild greens. Make sure you can fully identify the plants you are collecting. Simple examples are dandelions, nettles…here is a lovely list from this ladies web site:

http://www.dianekochilas.com/glossary-of-edible-wild-greens-2/

Collect.

De-bug and wash thoroughly. 

Boil gently. When cooked, remove onto a plate and keep the juice to drink with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Add olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

Eat.

Simples! 🙂