Recipes

Baked Oysters Onassis

Oct 12th, 2014 | By
Baked Oysters Onassis

This is my Greek take on Oysters Rockefeller, a dish so rich that it was named after the wealthy Rockefeller family in the US. This dish originated in New Orleans and up to the 80′s it appeared on many steak and seafood restaurant menus. My Greek take on this classic includes use of a Bechamel, […]



Loukaniko Gemisto

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Loukaniko Gemisto

Sometimes foods sound better in a different language than English, like this one. “Loukaniko| means sausage in Greek and “Gemisto” means stuffed – put the two together and you get a stuffed sausage. Allow me to explain: I was in Toronto’s Greektown, stopped to see my friends at Megas on the Danforth (near Chester Subway). […]



Paprika-Crusted Haddock Loin With Vlita

Aug 13th, 2014 | By
Paprika-Crusted Haddock Loin With Vlita

I love summers and I’m not the type to take it for granted¬† – I like spending time outdoors. That means doing as little as possible indoors and that includes cooking. The obvious thing to do is entertain outside and that includes grilling but this post isn’t for your grill-master but rather, those who fear […]



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 […]