Baking

Baked Apples Stuffed With Walnuts

Nov 24th, 2014 | By
Baked Apples Stuffed With Walnuts

It’s autumn and the markets are teeming with apples…apples to eat as a snack, apples for making apple sauce, apples for pies and apples for baking. Here in Ontario, we must have at least 10 varieties in the marlet – people love apples! This recipe is quick, easy and it uses ingredients most of us […]



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, […]



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 […]



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. […]



Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread For Sale

Mar 21st, 2014 | By
Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread For Sale

This year, Easter falls on April 20th and for us Greeks (and many Orthodox Christians) it wouldn’t be the same without Tsoureki at the table. Last year I sold some Tsourekia and the response was tremendous and the feedback was all positive. People loved my Tsoureki! For those asking, Tsoureki is an Easter brioche with […]



Baked Keftedes With Onions & Korres

Mar 12th, 2014 | By
Baked Keftedes With Onions & Korres

Many of the comforting dishes on this blog come from recipes my Dad loves to eat or in some cases, his recipes that he makes (and shares). My father loves keftedes, Greek meat patties if you will. He loves pasta and my parents tell me about homemade pasta they used to enjoy as children when […]



Lagana (λαγάνα)

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
Lagana (λαγάνα)

Lagana is very reminiscent of foccacia, another flat bread. The Lagana is a bread that’s tradionally baked for consumption on the first day of Greek Lent, Clean Monday.The Lagana is very easy to make and if you mix a batch of dough this evening or start tomorrow evening, you can have home-baked Langana for Kathera […]



Braised Lamb Pastitsio

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Braised Lamb Pastitsio

This dish came about after having some leftover lamb shanks and like any frugal Greek, one should never throw out good food. Re-invent, remake, reuse. If you don’t have leftovers, then this dish is a little more involved as you will have to braise the lamb shanks to make but it won’t take you that […]



Vasilopita

Jan 11th, 2014 | By
Vasilopita

A belated Happy New Year to everyone and health and happiness in 2014! As the New Year rolls over, Greek families all over the world will share the tradition of cutting the Vasilopita, our Greek New Year’s cake. January 1st is the name day (saint’s day) of Aghios Vassilis (St. Basil), the Greek Santa Claus, […]