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Paprika-Crusted Haddock Loin With Vlita

Aug 13th, 2014 | By
Paprika-Crusted Haddock Loin With Vlita

I love summers and I’m not the type to take it for granted  – I like spending time outdoors. That means doing as little as possible indoors and that includes cooking. The obvious thing to do is entertain outside and that includes grilling but this post isn’t for your grill-master but rather, those who fear […]



Sesame Halva Balls

May 23rd, 2014 | By
Sesame Halva Balls

In Greece, we love our Halvah but the definition can be a little confusing, as there are a few different varieties. One kind of halva […]



Composed Shrimp Pasta With Yogurt Bechamel

May 5th, 2014 | By
Composed Shrimp Pasta With Yogurt Bechamel

Sometimes, you have guests that may need a little more attention  – could be a colleague, boss or a person you want to show some extra care when entertaining. Pasta is one of those dishes that you have to be careful when serving. Ever notice, they never served long pasta like spaghetti or linguine at […]



Pork Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Pork Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce

The first time I ever had schnitzel in Greece, was back in 1988. It was summer, I was in my father’s hometown, Amynteo (a great wine region). My cousin Lia had coordinated with lots of her friends and we set out to the town of Sklithro (about 20 minute drive from Amynteo). We were having […]



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 […]