Anginares Tarama

6 small fresh globe artichokes
1 1/2 ounces tarama -- rinsed if necessary =or=-
2 ounces -smoked skinned cod's roe
1 tablespoon finely grated onion pulp
2 large juicy lemons
1 cup fruity olive oil
freshly ground white pepper

To clean the artichokes, cut off the stems flush with the base, remove any tough, unsightly outer leaves and cut off the top one-third of the flower bud itself. Force the leaves open a little, and rinse under cold water, with a squeeze of lemon or a splash of vinegar to prevent discoloring. Place the artichokes upside-down in a pot large enough to hold them all in one layer and pour in boiling water to come one-fourth of the way up the sides. Salt and simmer 15-40 minutes, depending on their age and size - until the heart is just tender when pricked with a fork. Drain and refresh them under cold water; drain again and chill. Beat the tarama or smoked cod's roe with the grated onion. You can do this easily in a food processor. Finely grate the zest of one lemon and beat in, with 2 teaspoons boiling water. Squeeze the juice of both lemons. Alternately dribble in lemon juice and olive oil, beating each addition in before adding the next, as though making mayonnaise - it may not need all the oil. If you are doing this by hand, it take perseverance and elbow grease to make it nice and light. Taste and season with pepper. Open the artichokes and remove the inner, soft leaves and then the hairy choke. Spoon tarama into the cup of leaves.

Tziyerosarmas Liver

1 lamb's liver -- (or calf)
1/2 cup raw rice
1 bunch scallions -- chopped
2 teaspoons dill -- chopped
1 teaspoon mint -- chopped
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
5 eggs
1 sausage casings -- (or 2)
4 tablespoons butter -- melted

Stuffing: Skin the liver and cut it into small pieces; place in a bowl. Add rice, scallions, dill, mint, salt and pepper; mix well. Wash the casing and dip it into warm water, to open well. Place the stuffing in the casing (as you would stuff a sausage). Fold it carefully and place on a buttered pan with the folded side down. Pour the melted butter over this and roast in a 325F. oven for 45 min.

Piperies Orektikos

6 large sweet peppers
1 medium onion -- coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil

Bake peppers in hot 450F oven for about 20 minutes or until wilted and soft. Remove seeds and outer skin. Cut in pieces and place in a bowl. Add onion, salt and pepper. Mix vinegar and olive oil and add to peppers. Sprinkle with oregano. Serve as appetizer.