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Beet Salad With Herbed Goat Cheese and Greens

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
Beet Salad With Herbed Goat Cheese and Greens

Although it’s autumn and I now gravitate more towards soups, I do still enjoy a hearty salad. In Greece, they are blessed to have winter vegetables and greens (climate) and beets are very popular. Here, I roast beets then poach in  sweet/sour combination of red wine and balsamic vinegars. The beets alone are very sweet […]



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, […]



Loukaniko Gemisto

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Loukaniko Gemisto

Sometimes foods sound better in a different language than English, like this one. “Loukaniko| means sausage in Greek and “Gemisto” means stuffed – put the two together and you get a stuffed sausage. Allow me to explain: I was in Toronto’s Greektown, stopped to see my friends at Megas on the Danforth (near Chester Subway). […]



Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

While here in Greece, many leave the city for their ancestral town/village or they head to their summer homes/vacation spot. It could be the mountains […]



Haniotiko Boureki

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
Haniotiko Boureki

Back in 2010 I had the pleasure of visiting Crete for the first time and specifically the Hania region. Crete is Greece’s largest island and it also boasts of being home to the original Mediterranean diet. Cretans are fiercely proud of their culture and they are set in their ways – including their diet of […]



An Evening in Crete – Greek Supper Club Recap

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
An Evening in Crete – Greek Supper Club Recap

Crete, the southernmost part of Greece, largest island in the Mediterranean and the birthplace of the “Mediterranean Diet”. This past Monday,  we raised a glass (or two) of Cretan wine, said a couple of Matinades and enjoyed a five course authentic Cretan dinner. This dinner has been long in the making and I am delighted […]



Pickled Grapes With Manouri Cheese and Salad Greens

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By
Pickled Grapes With Manouri Cheese and Salad Greens

Last week I hosted my latest Greek Supper Club, this time the venue was at St. Lawrence Market, Toronto’s world famous central market. The dinner theme was Greek dishes with some Canadian twists. Greek eating and drinking has been centered around wine since ancient times but there’s always some new twists to be added so […]



St. Lawrence Market Greek Supper Club (recap)

May 29th, 2014 | By
St. Lawrence Market Greek Supper Club (recap)

National Geographic recently rated Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market as the “World’s Best Food Market”, something Torontonians have known for years. Early Greek immigrants lived near the Market as they also worked as butchers, fish mongers and green grocers. St. George (Toronto’s first and oldest Greek Orthodox church) was founded to be near the Greek community. […]



Spinach and Feta Flutes Made With Sliced Bread

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
Spinach and Feta Flutes Made With Sliced Bread

Growing up in the west (Canada), many of us took for granted the convenience product known as sliced bread. The rest of the world does […]