Beef

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 […]



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 […]



Big Boy’s Burgers

Feb 9th, 2014 | By
Big Boy’s Burgers

Through some mutual friends, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Elizabeth and Christos, owners of the Kingston Road (Scarborough) location of Big Boy’s. Toronto (and many cities) is still enjoying the proliferation of burger joints. The burger as you knew it is gone, no more big chain burger joints on the radar. It’s […]



Stuffed Zucchini (Kolokithakia Gemista) With Avgolemeno Sauce

Aug 25th, 2013 | By
Stuffed Zucchini (Kolokithakia Gemista) With Avgolemeno Sauce

When I travel to Greece each summer, my parents are already there as they are both retired and they do like to plant and tend to a vegetable garden. One of the vegetables they plant are zucchini (or courgettes) and in Greece, they usual kind are the light green skinned ones they are called marrow […]



Moussaka Burgers

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Moussaka Burgers

Most of us here in the northern hemisphere and now safely into grilling season i.e. the weather is warm enough for us to cook and enjoy a meal outdoors…just like in Greece! Here in Canada we will grill all year ’round but it’s so much more civilized now that it’s summer. Imagine, us Canadians will […]



Bougatsa With Kima (Meat)

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Bougatsa With Kima (Meat)

My family traditionally makes a Meat Pie (Kreatopita) in a rectangular or round baking tray (tapsi) but in Greece many will also have a Bougatsa with kima (meat) from their neighborhood Bougatsa shop. As I related in my previous post, Bougatsa isĀ  phyllo pie that can contain a sweet custard, savory cheese or meat filling […]



Pastourmadopita

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
Pastourmadopita

I’ve made this pita a few times last month and I am now sharing this festive recipe for a pita containing Pastourma, an air-cured beef with its origins in Caesaria (Cappadocia), Turkey. Greeks have a long history in this area and St. Basil the Great was born here. Yesterday was St. Basil’s day and many […]



Kozani Style Cabbage Rolls With Tomato & Saffron

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
Kozani Style Cabbage Rolls With Tomato & Saffron

The most common and well-known cabbage rolls for Greeks are made with an Avgolemono Sauce. The the rest of the world, most of you are more familiar with cabbage rolls with a tomato sauce. Us Greeks have that in our repetoire too! Today, I introduce you to Kozani Style Cabbage Rolls (lahanodolmades in Greek) with […]



Greek Style Sunday Roast

Dec 12th, 2012 | By
Greek Style Sunday Roast

This dish is inspired by the memories of having large family gatherings on Sundays. I mean large when aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents also show up for lunch/dinner and lots of food would be prepared and served to feed the Greek appetites. My dad taught me how to roast Prime Rib but my mom taught me […]



Ribeye With Mushroom, Mavrodaphne & Fig Sauce

Oct 16th, 2012 | By
Ribeye With Mushroom, Mavrodaphne & Fig Sauce

I spent the Thanksgiving weekend in Kitchener-Waterloo area (just over an hour southwest of Toronto) and I stopped by one of southern Ontario’s best butcher shops, Brady’s in Waterloo (with a second location in the St. Jacob’s Market). This family-owned butcher shop has beef, pork, poultry, wild game, lots of local and exotic pantry items […]