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Braised Cuttlefish with Tomatoes & Capers

Apr 16th, 2014 | By
Braised Cuttlefish with Tomatoes & Capers

Cuttlefish belong to the squid and octopus family and they look like a larger squid with a wider, bigger body, longer wings than squid and shorter tentacles. You could use large squid for this recipe but cuttlefish work better as the tentacle is thicker and therefore holds up better to heat. Here in Toronto, fresh […]



Broiled Lobster Tails With Oil Lemon Sauce

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Broiled Lobster Tails With Oil Lemon Sauce

With winter finally giving way to warmer weather – that means we can enjoy the outdoors more and that means cooking and entertaining outside as well. Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills – it’s time to cook some lobster tails. Many grocery stores and fish mongers sell these frozen tails and they are very easy […]



Greek Food Gazette 13/04/2014

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 13/04/2014

Feta cheese, the essence of Greek cuisine First stop: Peter Minakis’ Athens Jennifer Gilmore peels back the layers of Naxos Here’s  recap of the food served at the White House for Greek Independence Day Here’s a list of the top restaurants to visit in Athens Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for […]



First Stop: Peter Minakis’ Athens

Apr 12th, 2014 | By
First Stop: Peter Minakis’ Athens

I was recently approached by the folks of Culinary Backstreets to share with their readers where I would eat upon immediately arriving in Athens. The site’s focus is to explore a city’s authentic dining scene and they offer gastronomic walking tours of Istanbul, Barcelona, Rio, Mexico City, Shanghai and Athens. Click on the link and […]



Paximadia With Figs, Star Anise & Walnuts

Apr 11th, 2014 | By
Paximadia With Figs, Star Anise & Walnuts

I came up with this recipe after having an epiphany that I must once again have and enjoy the flavour combo of walnuts and figs […]



Greek Easter Recipe Round-Up

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Greek Easter Recipe Round-Up

Many of you have visited my Recipe Round-Up for Lent and I hope that I’ve helped you find some interesting dishes to break-up the monotony of the usual Lenten fare. We’re fast approaching Greek Easter and preparations are already beginning in my household! Greek Easter is centered around lamb or goat and the whole day […]



Phyllo Beggar’s Purses With Greens

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Phyllo Beggar’s Purses With Greens

I made these appetizer-sized phyllo bites last month for my Lenten Greek Supper Club. These look pretty and they really aren’t too hard to assemble but the filling was a challenge. You see, I had to make a filling that would be flavourful, vegetarian (for Lent) and come up with an ingredient that would bind […]



Okra Stew

Apr 6th, 2014 | By
Okra Stew

Last year I introduced you to a Greek dish with stewed veal and okra. Another related dish with okra is the vegetarian version, loaded with onions, okra, perfumed with allspice berries and bulked up with some potatoes for a fine vegetarian main course. There are a few ways you can go out making this okra […]



Greek Food Gazette 04/04/2014

Apr 5th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 04/04/2014

Toronto area folks, pre-order your Easter Tsoureki now The sweet story of Greek spoon sweets The 10 best galleries and museums to visit in Corfu 10 +1 places to practice yoga in Greece The island of Hydra, a longtime inspiration to artists and musicians Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.



Nistisima Paximadia

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
Nistisima Paximadia

Here I am, mid-week into the first week of Lent. The first day is the hardest and then each day it becomes easier and easier. […]