Appetizer

Manoura Cheese From Sifnos

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
Manoura Cheese From Sifnos

This past summer, I visited the island of Sifnos, located in the Cyclades chain of islands in the Aegean. The first time I visited Sifnos was back in 2008 and the although the island was busy, it was full of tourists who were more low key, looking to relax – haveĀ  real vacation. Eight years […]



Octopus Souvlaki Meze With Greek-Style Chimichurri

Nov 11th, 2014 | By
Octopus Souvlaki Meze With Greek-Style Chimichurri

This past summer was a busy one filled with Greek Supper Clubs and catering dinner parties. I love entertaining and now that it’s become a full-time job, I get to try many of the ideas I have swirling in my head. Greek loves octopus and we cook/prepare it in many ways but my favourite is […]



Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Kefalotyri Cheese

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Kefalotyri Cheese

This appetizer was served this past Sunday at my Naoussa-themed Greek Supper Club featuring Thymiopoulos Wines. It’s a rich little bit but ohhh so delicious. This offering is an appetizer so a little decadence is okay and besides, this is an easy appetizer to serve for the coming holiday season. Basically we’re stuffing mushroom caps […]



Baked Oysters Onassis

Oct 12th, 2014 | By
Baked Oysters Onassis

This is my Greek take on Oysters Rockefeller, a dish so rich that it was named after the wealthy Rockefeller family in the US. This dish originated in New Orleans and up to the 80’s it appeared on many steak and seafood restaurant menus. My Greek take on this classic includes use of a Bechamel, […]



Loukaniko Gemisto

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Loukaniko Gemisto

Sometimes foods sound better in a different language than English, like this one. “Loukaniko| means sausage in Greek and “Gemisto” means stuffed – put the two together and you get a stuffed sausage. Allow me to explain: I was in Toronto’s Greektown, stopped to see my friends at Megas on the Danforth (near Chester Subway). […]



Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

While here in Greece, many leave the city for their ancestral town/village or they head to their summer homes/vacation spot. It could be the mountains […]



Zesty Piperosalata

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
Zesty Piperosalata

Each time I come to Greece I am comforted knowing that the fish will be fresh, I have an array of cheeses (larger than what I have available in Canada) to choose from), the fruits and vegetables are seasonal, taste great and the vegetables in the garden with make the simplest of salads taste great. […]



Zucchini Lentil Fritters With Shrimp

May 30th, 2014 | By
Zucchini Lentil Fritters With Shrimp

These fritters gain lots of inspiration – from the classic Kolokithokeftedes (zucchini fritters) in Greek cookery to Santorini and Canadian food personality/chef Michael Smith. These are very much like the classic zucchini fritter but method of binding the fritter is different here. A successful zucchini fritter depends greatly on how much excess water you squeeze […]



Greek-Style Corned Beef Hash

May 21st, 2014 | By
Greek-Style Corned Beef Hash

If I was in Greece, I’d be making this with Kavourma, a term for a cooked/preserved meat that was slow cooked then stored in containers in the winter. It was preserved/sealed with the fat on top to prevent rotting. These days, kavourma is made in more modern ways and beef, water buffalo, pork and lamb […]



Spinach and Feta Flutes Made With Sliced Bread

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
Spinach and Feta Flutes Made With Sliced Bread

Growing up in the west (Canada), many of us took for granted the convenience product known as sliced bread. The rest of the world does […]