Baking

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, […]



Crispy Baked Lemon Thyme Garlic Chicken

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
Crispy Baked Lemon Thyme Garlic Chicken

Here’s a dish you can whip up in no time on weekdays and have on your table in an hour. Chicken is great when roasted, fried chicken is a guilty pleasure (save that for the weekend) and stir-fries and sautes are a quick weekday fix. Another guilyu pleasure of mine is chicken wings and although […]



Pizza With Rapini & Italian Sausage

May 19th, 2013 | By
Pizza With Rapini & Italian Sausage

While I was writing my book and researching info on Mediterranean cooking, I learned that the foraging of wild greens went beyond Greece – folks in Italy, southern France and in the Balkans like their bitter greens…and so should you! Here in Canada, we don’t have the wealth of wild greens available to us in […]