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Greek Food Gazette 13/04/2014

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 13/04/2014

Feta cheese, the essence of Greek cuisine First stop: Peter Minakis’ Athens Jennifer Gilmore peels back the layers of Naxos Here’s  recap of the food served at the White House for Greek Independence Day Here’s a list of the top restaurants to visit in Athens Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for […]



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 […]



Greek Easter Recipe Round-Up

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Greek Easter Recipe Round-Up

Many of you have visited my Recipe Round-Up for Lent and I hope that I’ve helped you find some interesting dishes to break-up the monotony of the usual Lenten fare. We’re fast approaching Greek Easter and preparations are already beginning in my household! Greek Easter is centered around lamb or goat and the whole day […]



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 […]



Okra Stew

Apr 6th, 2014 | By
Okra Stew

Last year I introduced you to a Greek dish with stewed veal and okra. Another related dish with okra is the vegetarian version, loaded with onions, okra, perfumed with allspice berries and bulked up with some potatoes for a fine vegetarian main course. There are a few ways you can go out making this okra […]



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. […]



Greek Lent (Sarakosti) Recipe Round-up

Mar 23rd, 2014 | By
Greek Lent (Sarakosti) Recipe Round-up

      As a convenience to the many readers of this blog, I’ve amassed all the Lenten (and Lent-friendly) dishes that I have posted thus far. Most of the dishes are Greek and appropriate for Lent and some are foreign but due to their ingredients, they fit in nicely with the Greek Lent in […]



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 […]



Greek Taverna Omelet

Mar 9th, 2014 | By
Greek Taverna Omelet

Eggs are a versatile ingredient and in Greek cooking, they are used in a multitude of ways: there’s eggs in Avgolemono Sauce, eggs are often included as binder for meatballs or fillings for phyllo pies, there’s desserts, Easter eggs and of course, the many egg  and omelet dishes. We love “avga matia” (sunnyside up), we […]



Grilled Calamari With Vine Leaf Chimichurri Sauce

Mar 7th, 2014 | By
Grilled Calamari With Vine Leaf Chimichurri Sauce

The recipe is a riff on a Greek-style Chimichurri that I serve with grilled meat. Favourites are flank steak and chicken souvlaki. The inspiration for this sauce comes from the Argentinians, who often serve this housemade condiment at their big, meat-centric cook-outs. More simply, its a salsa verde (green sauce) and I’ve added dried Greek […]