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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 […]



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 […]



Recipe for Copenhagen Dessert

Dec 17th, 2013 | By
Recipe for Copenhagen Dessert

The dessert you see here has nothing to do with the Danish capital and surprisingly, mention of Copenhagen and many Greeks do not even know it exists in the Greek repetoire of desserts. Copenhagen is a syruped dessert that looks like a Baklava on the surface but once you cut into it you see that […]



Sticky Apple & Walnut Pudding in a Coffee Mug

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
Sticky Apple & Walnut Pudding in a Coffee Mug

For the past while, the food trend that refuses to go away are desserts in a glass or Mason jar. It was stylish for a week but some people like to hold on to ideas. Moving on. Another trend, something more recent is the making of desserts using a microwave and a coffee mug. I […]



Trigona Panoramatos

Oct 21st, 2013 | By
Trigona Panoramatos

Ever wondered where the origin of some words come from? Try Panorama…yep that’s Greek (formed from Greek πᾶν “all” + ὅραμα “sight”) and it’s also a suburb that overlooks the entire span of Thessaloniki from what used to be Esso Papas from the west to Makedonia Airport to the east. Panorama is known for it’s […]



Tsoureki French Toast

Jun 17th, 2013 | By
Tsoureki French Toast

There was a time when I used to skip breakfast – have an orange juice, coffee and a smoke then just wait for lunch. Those days are long gone – cut the smokes, I have at least some toast in the morning, add fruit and some Greek yogurt where I can. One thing I’ve never […]



Giannotiko Style Baklava

May 8th, 2013 | By
Giannotiko Style Baklava

My apologies for not posting at my usual pace but it continues to be busy around here: just submitted the manuscript for my first cookbook (in stores November), now I have to work on the photographs, I am busy organizing my Greek Supper Clubs, Greek Easter just past and here we are. Time flies. The […]



Monkfish With Kritharaki, Fennel & Orange

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
Monkfish With Kritharaki, Fennel & Orange

One of my favourite fish is monkfish or angler fish. In Greece they call this fish peskandritsa and it usally is big, it’s fugly but it’s versatile and delicious. If you’re the type that doesn’t want to fuss with pin bones, no worries. Monkifish is large, triangular with the the body tapering as you near […]



Bantis Bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
Bantis Bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Did you know that 70% of vacationers factor in food when deciding where to travel? So, it comes as no surprise that many choose Greece as a travel destination and one of the purposes of this blog is to bring you (the reader) closer to the Greek cuisine. Some want to relive the sights, aromas […]



THE Macaroni & Cheese

Jan 15th, 2013 | By
THE Macaroni & Cheese

NO…not the boxed one most of us grew up with but a down home, comforting casserole of elbow macaroni tossed in a cheese sauce and baked until just golden and crisp on top. I’ve always loved macaroni and cheese and today I am going to share the my recipe, which also borrows some inspiration from […]