I promise you there will be no weight gain with this delight. Got your attention? Good. If only. But what I can truthfully promise is that your auntie Mary (you know the one I’m talking about, great cook, even better with desserts, has everyone kissing her on both cheeks), will be begging you for this [...]
I walk my dogs past Theo Taki’s persimmon tree every day. Every day during late May to mid June, the bounty of this tree (stripped of all its leaves and dressed in a white net, almost like a winter bride) truely fascinates me. Persimmon (Λωτός, Lo-tós) is the edible fruit of a number of species of [...]
What to make with a glut of eggplants and zucchini? Why the Greek national dish, of course! Ingredients 3 large eggplants, thinly sliced (organic if you can get them) 3 large potatoes, thinly sliced (organic if you can get them) 3 zucchini, thinly sliced (organic if you can get them) 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 1kg lamb [...]
My dad went through a phase where he had hermetically attached a fishing rod to his right hand. Every opportunity he got he was on a pier, somewhere. Severe weather warnings or not, he was there. No boat – that was for sissies. Just him, the bait and the promising potential of the water. Sometimes, [...]
OMG!!.I could eat ALL of these in one sitting!!
Go and grab yourselves a handful of chestnuts, NOW¦.chestnuts are in season and they’re looking spunky @ your local green grocer. Spooned into Greek coffee cups, these decadent sweeties even look like Greek coffee!
The Greek Orthodox calendar has again made it possible for all Greeks to buy Easter eggs on sale this year. Easter Sunday for the Hellenics (and all other nationalities following the older Julian/Gregorian calendars, Russians, Ukrainians, Syrians, Egyptians, the remaining Baltics and Ethiopia) is on Sunday 5 May. For the first time in my life, [...]
TSOUREKI CLUB In Greek women possies all over, the tsoureki making feat is spoken about and critiqued as if one’s life depends on it (or as if Michael Pierre White is judging). The best never readily share their secrets or recipes. I always feel like they are part of an exclusive ‘Tsoureki Club’, ostracising other Greek [...]
A bumper growing season this year called for Operation Preservation. There was no way I could eat everything my garden produced at once so to minimise waste I got all the jars out! This recipe is super easy. You can substitute the eggplant for peppers, green tomatoes, carrot, cabbage, beets…no problemo. All you need is [...]
If you are a mad hoarder like me and cannot bear to throw away those fancy food storage jars, this is your time to take the stage. My tomato seedlings were planted late last year and have hence taken, what seems like, f-o-r-e-v-e-r to mature. They are all still hanging on their vines, leaves all [...]
Ingredients 500g pitted kalamata olives ¼ cup grated kefalotiri cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar 3 to 4 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Preparation Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Spread on EvErYthiNG!!!