March 7, 2019

This Greek dip is called Taramosalata, and except for Clean Monday (the first day of lent for the Greek Orthodox religion) you can find it nowadays in every little tavern that respects itself. It is made of Fish roe (an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids and prote...

February 27, 2019

This Thursday all Greeks are celebrating Tsiknopempti (Charred/Smokey Thursday) as a part of the traditional celebrations for Carnival.  Large amounts of meat are traditionally consumed this day prior to the arrival of Lent, the fasting season leading up to Easter.

Who...

September 7, 2018

Make this slightly spicy tomato jam (with fresh tomatoes) to pair with your favorite cheese plateau. A glass of good wine and thats it. Carpe Diem!

July 21, 2018

The big secret for the divine eggplant dip you tasted while on holidays in Greece is the smoky flavor of the roasted eggplants. Especially if this is done on open flame with small wooden sticks. Watch the video on how to do it. But even if you do not have this possibil...

April 27, 2018

For gourmet “consumers”: 

Remove your roasted fish from the oven. Serve with this light green and full of “aroma” yogurt sauce. You can add some lemon zest to lift the taste.

Hands on:  3 minutes

Serves:       2

Ingredients

250 g Greek strained yogurt

1 lime or ½ l...

April 17, 2018

Trying to add avocados to your child’s food repertoire? Of course you do. Avocados and olive oil is a staple for the Mediterranean diet. They provide mono-unsaturated fats (the so called “good” fats), important for their growth and the development of their central nerv...

February 23, 2018

This is the best-hidden veg recipe I make for my  kids. Everything finely chopped into a tomato sauce. Goes perfect with all of your kids favorites: spaghetti, pizza, meatballs, or hot dogs. It is so tasty and so cleverly packed with nutrients. This is also something y...

January 12, 2018

“Tzatziki” is the most famous Greek sauce. Served with any meats, kebabs, souvlaki, or as a dip for vegetables and bread sticks, this yogurt based dip is also a very healthy choice to accompany your kids meals. The traditional recipe consists of yogurt, cucumber, garli...

September 27, 2017

Basil called by the ancient Greeks the “royal herb”, is unfortunately meant to live its life cycle within one year. Now that the warm summer months are over, and the first part of fall heralds is here, its time to say goodbye to my sweet basil pots.

Well, I cannot do an...

September 22, 2017

The Mediterranean cuisine is full of recipes made with tomato sauce. Here my mother-in-law Veneta shares her secrets (derived from tradition-her own grandmother), on how to make at home, tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes, and keep it in jars for the whole winter. I have...

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