Phyllo

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 […]



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 […]



Phyllo Cigars With Pastourma and Cheese

Nov 25th, 2013 | By
Phyllo Cigars With Pastourma and Cheese

December is coming up and there’s going to be a lot of holiday entertaining, regardless of your faith or beliefs. Here, we do things Greek style and I recently shared these cigars made of phyllo and filled with pastourma and Kasseri cheese. Pastourma is a cured beef product with its origins in Asia Minor, Caesaria […]



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 […]



Six Great Taste Awards for Marianna’s Products

Sep 26th, 2013 | By
Six Great Taste Awards for Marianna’s Products

It is with great pride that I share some great news for an organic producer of Greek food products, Marianna’s from Halkidiki. I first met Marianna and her family a few years ago, after learning that the base of their operations are just 6 km. away from our summer home. Located just outside of Nea […]



Tour of Krinos Canada Facility

Aug 16th, 2013 | By
Tour of Krinos Canada Facility

I’ve been having a wonderful time here in Greece so far this summer and one of the aspects I love about my vacation is that […]



Giannotiko Style Baklava

May 8th, 2013 | By
Giannotiko Style Baklava

My apologies for not posting at my usual pace but it continues to be busy around here: just submitted the manuscript for my first cookbook (in stores November), now I have to work on the photographs, I am busy organizing my Greek Supper Clubs, Greek Easter just past and here we are. Time flies. The […]



Bougatsa With Kima (Meat)

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Bougatsa With Kima (Meat)

My family traditionally makes a Meat Pie (Kreatopita) in a rectangular or round baking tray (tapsi) but in Greece many will also have a Bougatsa with kima (meat) from their neighborhood Bougatsa shop. As I related in my previous post, Bougatsa is  phyllo pie that can contain a sweet custard, savory cheese or meat filling […]



Bantis Bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
Bantis Bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Did you know that 70% of vacationers factor in food when deciding where to travel? So, it comes as no surprise that many choose Greece as a travel destination and one of the purposes of this blog is to bring you (the reader) closer to the Greek cuisine. Some want to relive the sights, aromas […]



Pastourmadopita

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
Pastourmadopita

I’ve made this pita a few times last month and I am now sharing this festive recipe for a pita containing Pastourma, an air-cured beef with its origins in Caesaria (Cappadocia), Turkey. Greeks have a long history in this area and St. Basil the Great was born here. Yesterday was St. Basil’s day and many […]