Piperies Gemistes me Feta may be Greek to you and me, but to a Greek, it means "Greek Peppers Stuffed with Feta." Because they're broiled, not battered and fried, these stuffed peppers are somewhat healthier than traditional chiles rellenos. Read the entire article about chiles rellenos here.
Lamb shanks are comfort food… succulent lamb with rich, vegetable-laden, savory gravy. Shanks are much less expensive than chops or roasts, so they are a good value. Each shank makes one serving. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable or salad.
"Holy" basil is widely available in Thai stores. The stems are purple and the leaves are pointed, distinguishing it from regular sweet basil. I actually prefer the flavor to "regular" basil—it’s slightly more bitter and fragrant, with a unique aroma. The basil doesn’t require much cooking, as too much heat makes it bitter and destroys the delicate flavor.