Recipes

Coconut Panna Cotta With Berry Sauce

Jul 10th, 2014 | By
Coconut Panna Cotta With Berry Sauce

This year, I’ve come to enjoy panna cottas…that means cooked cream in Italian. It’s a simple dessert and as long as you don’t mess up with either too little or too much gelatine, you end up with  smooth, delicate pudding like dessert where the flavour possibilities are endless. Today, I am using a pantry item […]



Fassolakia Ladera

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
Fassolakia Ladera

Greek cuisine is full of vegetarian main options and many of those being main courses that are filling, nutritious and delicious. It’s Spring and herbs are abundant at the markets and in some of your herb gardens. The main ingredient of this one-pot dish are flat, runner or pole beans. Fassolakia. These flat beans are […]



Lemon Carbonara Spaghetti

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
Lemon Carbonara Spaghetti

Most of you who are food enthusiasts (freaks) like myself, you’ve noticed by now that many items on your grocery bill have gone up. One glaring spike in prices is with lemons. Limes I can find for 6 for $1, oranges are decently priced but lemons? The best deal I’ve found so far this year […]



Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta With Apricot Preserve

May 28th, 2014 | By
Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta With Apricot Preserve

The yogurt has just set, made another batch of this Greek style panna cotta – Greek style in that Greek yogurt is the twist to this easy Italian dessert. Panna cotta means cooked cream and the Greek yogurt gives in a light tangy flavour that I think all of you will enjoy. The other Greek […]



Easy Banana Ice Cream

May 16th, 2014 | By
Easy Banana Ice Cream

Sometimes, simplicity triumphs – especially when the flavour is so damn good! Here, I’ve recreated an ice cream I had years ago at a parlour and I found myself craving it. It was a banana and marshmallow flavour and to this day, I’ve yet to see it reappear in ice cream shops. They call it […]



Pork Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Pork Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce

The first time I ever had schnitzel in Greece, was back in 1988. It was summer, I was in my father’s hometown, Amynteo (a great wine region). My cousin Lia had coordinated with lots of her friends and we set out to the town of Sklithro (about 20 minute drive from Amynteo). We were having […]



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 […]



Egg Salad Revisted

Apr 25th, 2014 | By
Egg Salad Revisted

Another food item there seems to be plenty of after Easter are eggs – lots of coloured Easter eggs. As is customary with Greeks, we play this egg cracking game to see who’s egg wins in a game of cracking to see who’s eggs reign supreme. That’s all good fun but what to do with […]



Broiled Lobster Tails With Oil Lemon Sauce

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Broiled Lobster Tails With Oil Lemon Sauce

With winter finally giving way to warmer weather – that means we can enjoy the outdoors more and that means cooking and entertaining outside as well. Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills – it’s time to cook some lobster tails. Many grocery stores and fish mongers sell these frozen tails and they are very easy […]



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 […]