Meze

Zucchini Lentil Fritters With Shrimp

May 30th, 2014 | By
Zucchini Lentil Fritters With Shrimp

These fritters gain lots of inspiration – from the classic Kolokithokeftedes (zucchini fritters) in Greek cookery to Santorini and Canadian food personality/chef Michael Smith. These are very much like the classic zucchini fritter but method of binding the fritter is different here. A successful zucchini fritter depends greatly on how much excess water you squeeze […]



Tzigerokeftedes

May 7th, 2014 | By
Tzigerokeftedes

Last month, we celebrated Easter and when I mean celebrate, we prepare a full-on Sunday feast with food being served from morning ’til night. You would too if you fasted from meat and meat by-products for a 40-day Lent period. The center of the Greek Easter table is lamb (or goat) and nothing gets wasted […]



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 […]



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 […]



Mussels Meze With Zesty Vinaigrette

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Mussels Meze With Zesty Vinaigrette

In northern Greece, mussels make up  big part of the seafood culture and practically every taverna serves up Mussels Saganaki or fried mussels. Nowadays one can also find other more worldly dishes and you even find fresh mussels in Athens and on many of the more touristy islands. Mussels are cultivated in Greece and many […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Stuffed Mussels With Rice, Pine Nuts and Sultanas

Nov 27th, 2013 | By
Stuffed Mussels With Rice, Pine Nuts and Sultanas

This meze is inspired by the one of the street foods one finds in the evenings when strolling the Sokaks (streets) of Istanbul. They call these Midye Dolmasi or Mussel Dolmades as the shells are stuffed with rice and mussel meat. The first time I visited Istanbul I would try everything offered by street vendors […]