Monday, March 5, 2012

March Mezze Madness!

It's March Mezze Madness time!


The word Mezze means sharing. In Greece, true masters of the mezze plate, these little bites of goodness are also known as mezé, mezés, or mezédhes (plural), and are small dishes that can be either hot or cold, and include spicy or savory flavors.

For our theme this week find a Tessa Kiros mezze recipe (or recipes!) and get your
March Mezze Madness on!


Can't find a Greek mezze recipe that appeals this week? That's OK, you can still pick an appetizer, tapas, pupu, or small plates dish from another country/culture. It just needs to be a Tessa Kiros recipe, and it needs to be posted by Sunday, March 11th.


Make sure you link up your mezze post with Mr. Linky, below. Need help in linking? Check out our Welcome page. Don't forget to leave a comment so we can make sure not to miss your fabulous dish.

If you missed our Fight Scurvy-Eat More Citrus! theme from last week, be sure and check out all the spiced up recipes everyone made.

****Also, if you haven't already, check out this special announcement post about our next I Heart Cooking Clubs chef. Start getting ready because we begin cooking with our new chef on April 2nd!

*Plates graphic from Stock.xchng.com. Mezze photos from Living in the Kitchen With Puppies, girlichef, Stirring the Pot and Kahakai Kitchen.



I Heart Cooking Clubs *March Mezze Madness!* Participants

1. Kim -Garides Saganaki (Shrimp with Feta and Tomato)
2. Natashya - Dolmades
3. Deb in Hawaii--Tomato Salad & Cucumber Meze
4. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Focaccia all'olio
5. Yvette - Keftedes with fresh pita, tzatziki and cucumber meze
6. Michelle ~ Cucumber Meze, Roast Lemon Potatoes
7. Heather - Tiropita (Cheese Pies)
8. Andreas - Baked Feta
9. Couscous & Consciousness - Prawns Saganaki, Pita Bread & other mezedes

13 comments:

Heather @girlichef.com said...

I'm feeling the Mezze Madness! I have a whole handful I'm choosing from. Now to decide. Love the mezze collage ;)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am so excited to get my mezze on!

Kim said...

This is an awesome post, Deb. Love all the collages. Very Greek and festive! This is going to be a fun theme. Can't wait to post my dish (for once it's already made).

Kim said...

It's official. I think this shrimp with feta and tomatoes is my all-time favorite Tessa recipe. Loved it and can't wait to make it again.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Dolmades are up! Yum! And, bonus, there is a lemon involved. Am I redeemed for my citrus fail? ☺

Deb in Hawaii said...

I put together a simple mezze plate with Tessa's Tomato Salad and Cucumber Meze. Yum! Although I was lazy and used canned dolmades rather than making them myself like Natashya. I've made them before and it was too much effort for my week.

(Your dolmades look wonderful Natashya!) ;-)

Yvette MWCAdventure said...

I'm in love with homemade Tzatziki. My post is up.

MM said...

I also made cucumber meze and as a bonus roast lemon potatoes. Bright, fresh, good!

Heather @girlichef.com said...

Stinky Cheese Heaven w/ flaky Tiropita at my place... =)

Kim said...

Love those dolmades, Natashya! I'd love to sneak a few off that plate.

Andreas said...

Post is up. :)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I was running late getting posted, but I'm finally up, and I went all out with Prawns Saganaki, Peppers stuffed with Feta, Roasted Lemon Potatoes, and Pita Bread.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Thanks so much re the dolmades - they were a labour of love but lots of fun!
Now I am off to visit all these gorgeous mezze posts!