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Kserotigana from Crete

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Kserotigana from Crete

Last month I cooked (and hosted) a Cretan dinner as part of my Greek Supper Club events and the dessert I chose was a Cretan specialty called Kserotigana. The dough is similar to Laconian diples but they look a little different. Diples are folded quickly in the hot oil with two forks and one has […]



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 attentionĀ  – 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 […]



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. […]



G.F.C. Greek Fried Chicken

Apr 1st, 2014 | By
G.F.C. Greek Fried Chicken

When my parents came from Greece to live here, they were exposed to many new flavours, dishes that were foreign – not Greek. My father worked all his life in restaurants that served what was then a mostly Anglo-Saxon Toronto. My mother worked with other immigrant in factories, with English women who were already in […]



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 […]



Symi Style Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Jan 20th, 2014 | By
Symi Style Salt and Pepper Shrimp

I have never been to Symi, a small island near Rhodes but after having this delicious and easy meze, I now want to! Symi is in the chain of islands called the Dodecanese (Tweleve Islands) and you can see Turkey in the distance. Once of the specialties of the island are these small, red shrimp […]



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, […]



Lobster Thermidor

Jan 4th, 2014 | By
Lobster Thermidor

If you’ve been to a seafood tavern or even a steak house that offers some fish and seafood on the side, then you may have had lobster thermidor. It’s a French classic where you boil the lobster, cut in half, remove the lobster meat, chop up and mix into an herbed bechamel with a hint […]



Oyster Loukoumades

Dec 12th, 2013 | By
Oyster Loukoumades

Last night I hosted another Greek Supper club, the second annual Greek Christmas-themed dinner. Christmas time signals that we can indulge a little bit with some the appetizers, cheeses, meat, fish and seafood and of course, desserts. There’s lot of entertaining and fried foods show up more during the holidays than other times of the […]