Today I have a very simple and fun appetizer for your Easter table.
I want to wish you happy Easter and enjoy spring and nature this weekend.
you’ve never worked with shredded phyllo dough before, believe me it’s
so easy, I mean it’s just shredded phyllo and it’s really convenient.
The rule that you have to follow is just to cover the Kataifi (shredded phyllo
For all of those who wonder where I've been, my Greek Food Blog
is taking most of my time, if you guys want to see more recipes from me
you can follow my Greek blog which is been updated 3 times a week. I
know that it's weird using the translate button, but anyways, if you
want take a look you're so welcome!
Of course I will continue to update this english Version of
Last week it was too cold here in Toronto.
It’s my second winter here and it’s colder and snowier than the last one.
It was bad for 3 days I think. -15 Celsius 5 Fahrenheit..
So you know, it’s nice to stay inside and enjoy the warmth, watching the snow through the window, baking…
Well I wanted to bake but when it’s so cold outside who’s gonna remember to bring some eggs?
So I di
This dish is inspired by classic Greek recipes.
Juicy, melt in your mouth, pork braised with leeks and mushrooms in a spiced tomato sauce.
should add the peppers just a few moments before serving, so that they
keep their crunchiness. This way they’re adding a different texture to
You can accompany with rice, mushed potatoes, fries or just a nice crusty bread.
Happy New Year Everyone!! It’s still January isn’t it?
I wish to all of you all the happiness in the world, may this year be the happiest so far!
feeling really positive this month (of course it’s January) but I was
waiting for this year to come because in a few months I’ll go for
vacations in Greece after 2 years of absence. I can’t wait, I’m thinking
about it all the tim
Here are my cookies that I sent this year for the Great Food bloggers
Cookie Swap, I didn't receive all my cookies yet, so I will post about
them later on.
It was a pleasure to take place once again and contribute to raise some money for the "Cookies for kids cancer"
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season, XO
Ingredients (30 cookies)
2 teaspoons instant coffee granule
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So happy holiday season everybody!
Such a busy period this is but well.. I love it!
these so simple and delicious squares and celebrate the season, They
are so easy and with minimum ingredients you'll have the perfect
Christmas Gift for friends. this is just a go to recipe and you can add
whatever ingredients you like. Munch Munch Munch!
Ingredients ( Idea from Canadia
baked not fried) :)
I just love mushrooms.
I wish I was a mushroom finder and just go for a walk on the woods with my little basket on hand and collect the good stuff.
But I’m not.
So every time I find some new type of mushroom that I don’t know, I’m just grabbing the thing and anticipate to try it.
recipe that I have today is not made using rear types of mush
Hello there friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, the weather
here was so nice and we had the chance to visit The Toronto's Black
Creek Pioneer Village, you will see some pictures at the end of the
Now this wonderful soup that I have today is inspired by a Greek meatball soup and it;s soooo good!
We're going to have this soup at our table all winter long! It's just p
Another Traditional Greek recipe with a twist (hasselback potatoes).
delicious yet simple technique and simple ingredients. We all love it, I
think it’s just the perfect Sunday dinner meal, gather your family and
Ingredients (serves 4 to 6 people)
1 whole chicken about 1 ½ kg
8 to 10 medium potatoes
2 tablespoons margarine or olive oil
I’m having a hard time making my son eat something green..
mean it’s just insane, he just looks at something green and he rolls
his eyes. He just started to behave like this, 3 months ago, I was
thinking that it’s a phase that will pass.. I'm still hoping that it's
just a phase..
Well what do you know, he ate 6 muffins
with broccoli and loved them.. He just didn’t know
Saganaki means anything that is made using a skillet. We have any
kind of saganaki back in Greece, we have cheese saganaki, shrimp
saganaki, pork saganaki , fish saganaki etc.
I used to find the wide variety in every restaurant in Greece and most of the time I didn’t know what to choose.
Last week my friend Heather reminded me of a traditional shrimp saganaki
and so today I h
I love red lentils ( I have no idea why they call them red, they’re
clearly orange), they have a delicate subtle flavor and the fact that
they are hulled makes them cook really fast. Too bad they don’t keep
this amazing orange color after cooking.
I started doing this
recipe last winter, it’s an idea from Foodnetwork Magazine. I tried
making this recipe both with brown lentil
This is a very popular traditional recipe that is so easy to make and
yet so delicious. A friend of mine Lina, sent me the recipe and
although it was not the first time I was making this dessert, I just
loved Lina’s version. You can find it in many different versions but I
think that this is the most convenient and delicious. The cake gets so
fluffy and syrupy, the walnuts
Hello there friends! It’s been a while, I know..! I'm running like
crazy these days, hopefully I will settle down a little from now on..
Today I have the most amazing and easy recipe for
you. Did you know that you can make delicious chicken gyros at home in a
snap using just a skillet? Well you can and here’s the recipe. Pleease
Ingredients (4 people)
Hello there friends! You can’t go more traditional than this..
not the typical traditional type of a Greek woman at all, let me tell
you.. When I was living in Greece, I never danced a traditional dance
(although I know how to dance, seriously I have no idea how that
happened) and I don’t listen to Greek music. I love changing the
traditional recipes that I grew up with
Thank you all for your kind words about my little ones health, he is feeling much better now and he's back to school!
weekend ahead of us and what better way to start a Saturday or Sunday
morning but with a hot, gooey, fragrant, caramelized apple cinnamon bun?
You don't need a glaze with these cinnamon buns, just serve them upside
down and enjoy!
Here you go, help your self..
10 days at JK... 10 days and he got sick! I know.. It’s a common
thing for little ones when they’re going to school for the first time..
So we’re home two days in a row..
Here’s a version of mac n cheese the way I do it at home.
didn’t know what mac n cheese is before I came here in Toronto, I tried
the basic recipe and I saw that my little one was excited about it. I
Hello there friends! So my son started JK last week and I already
feel that our daily program is upside down! The good thing is that he
just loves his teacher and every day he’s more than excited to go. I’m
really happy for him.
while I'm crawling back into my routine, I have a delicious green salad
today for you, the baked cheese in foil is just amazing and compliments
Waffles are a standard breakfast and - or evening treat that Greeks
use to eat on their vacations in the islands. I have no idea why this is
happening, of course waffles are delicious but having waffles on
vacations has become almost a tradition for most of the Greeks and
waffles are not a greek delicacy.
Anyway, we love them, I don't
know anyone who doesn't, so I made an easy
Hello there! Last week of August. seems like summer is almost over..
Even if the weather is still summery and warm, we have things to do that
are bringing us back to reality, back to routine.
The sure thing
is that cooking will make me feel a little better, I'm holding my spoons
and knifes and waiting for winter to come!
Today I have a
very flavorful and simple dish that I
Late August and now it's the time for figs. I have memories
collecting them from the trees every year.. late summer. Avoid the
opportunity if it comes on your way :)
Here in North America you
can find them now although their price sometimes is just insane.. but
it depends on the store, hopefully you can find a reasonable price..
2 big bags full of figs every late summ
Or clean your fridge omelet ..... But you know... do it in style :)
You can use the ingredients you like, it’s a playful way to present the omelet, my son just loves it.
is also a great portable lunch. My son is starting his first school
year in JK, I'm super thrilled for him although he seems to be meehh...
Anyway, I’m in the hunt for portable lunches that kids lov
We call this recipe "Papoutsakia" which literally means little shoes.
It's one of the most popular summer dishes of Greece and incredible
delicious. In the past, cooks used to fry the eggplants and then stuff
them with the ground meat. This is a lighter version, I'm just baking
the eggplants for a while and then stuff and bake them. You 'll have to
excuse my Greek Blogs Logo (C
I just love these flowers! Back in Greece we are frying them
smothered in beer batter, stuffing them with rice and dill and of course
we are using them in pie fillings.
Today I have a simple way of using them, this tart is perfect if you’ve never used zucchini Blossoms before.
Next time you’re in a farmers market, grab some zucchini with blossoms attached and try this recipe. I
I'm back just in time! I hope you guys had a wonderful summer ( I know, It's not over yet), I hope you had fun, took some time off etch..
This weekend was the 19th annual Greek Food Festival "The taste of the Danforth" here in Torontos Greek Town. The weather was somehow blue and you had second thoughts of going there.. Well, yes you had second thoughts, but not me! I enjoyed the fact that the
Summertime... and the livin is easy..
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
50 ml butter melted
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
125 gr white chocolate chopped
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp corn starch
2 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp orange juice
How to make
Preheat the oven to 350.
I was 16 years old when for the first time in my life I had fresh
homemade gnocchi. It was at my aunts house. I was so amazed, by those
soft bites of potato dough! My aunt Patricia is from Perugia Italy and
oh Gosh does she know about homemade pasta.
So today I have this easy recipe for homemade gnocchi served with a fresh sauce that I saw on Rachel Rays Magazine.
First of all I want to apologize for the picture, it was taken by my mobile phone :)
is a dish inspired from a traditional one, in which usually the
zucchinis are stuffed with rice, ground beef and they are served with
the classic Greek Egg and Lemon sauce (I will also post that recipe
soon). In this lighter and vegan version, I use mushrooms instead of
You cant imagine how hot it is here in Toronto these last few days!
Seriously I left Greece hoping that I will escape from that heat, came
to Canada and it’s even worst!
So, Ice cream time, yes, but let’s do a twist and make it decadent enough..
You can use a simple vanilla ice cream or any flavor that you think it will suit your taste buds.
Just consider that the ice crea
Hello! Summer is here and nothing reminds me of the Mediterranean more, than a seafood platter..
is a dish originated in Valencia, Spain. Spanish Farmers and fishermen
used to make this dish with any ingredient that they had handy. You’ll
see a paella using snails, any kind of legumes, chicken, fresh beans and
seafood. I’m giving you a plain seafood version of the dish.
Hello! How are you today? I just love how the weather is so nice and
tomorrow we have plans visiting the Toronto Islands. I;m here in Canada
for one year and never been there yet.
I hope I can take some pictures to post next week.
Today I have another easy and so delicious recipe, I know that I say this thing a lot but you have to try it!
chicken becomes so tender and jui
I just love these cookies! They are so easy to make with the right
balance between sweetness and nuttiness. My son loves them and I think
that this is one of the most convenient recipes for you to try. They are
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
100 ml orange juice
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
A simple,easy and delicious recipe. Enjoy the killer combination of
tomato, basil pesto and fresh mozzarella lying on a fluffy pastry along
with those little pieces of olives that complement the delicious result.
Top with a fragrant fresh basil leaf and indulge!
Ingredients (Depending on the size of tarts)
5-6 medium tomatoes, cut into thick slices
Hello there! Did someone miss me? We had a short break but now we're
back on track and today I have a great Summer salad for you. I f you're
having a barbecue please throw one big eggplant in the grill and make
this delicious smoky salad. It will disappear the moment it hits the
table.. Actually I think you may need to make at least two of them..
Ingredients (for one salad
I just love these cookies! They are so easy to make with the right balance between sweetness and nuttiness. My son loves them and I think that this is one of the most convenient recipes for you to try. They are fail proof!Ingredients1 cup smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 100 ml orange juice 1/2 cup all purpose flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup jam
I love black eyed peas! Like most of the beans they are so
versatile, you don’t have to soak them in water, and you have a nice
healthy dish that doesn’t take too much time to be prepared.
today I have a recipe for black eyed peas in combination with hearty
sausage and grilled eggplant. Finish this dish with crumbled feta on top
Ingredients (4 peop
Hello there! Did someone miss me? We had a short break but now we're back on track and today I have a great Summer salad for you. I f you're having a barbecue please throw one big eggplant in the grill and make this delicious smoky salad. It will disappear the moment it hits the table.. Actually I think you may need to make at least two of them..Ingredients (for one salad)1 large eggplant1 tomato,
Well it was about time don’t you think? Today I’m giving you a
lighter and modern version of the traditional moussaka which I am sure
that you‘ll love. It’s a great recipe if you have many people coming for
dinner. Serve it with a fresh garden salad and enjoy!
400 g lean ground beef
1 stalk of celery sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 handful of finel
I love black eyed peas! Like most of the beans they are so versatile, you don’t have to soak them in water, and you have a nice healthy dish that doesn’t take too much time to be prepared.So today I have a recipe for black eyed peas in combination with hearty sausage and grilled eggplant. Finish this dish with crumbled feta on top and enjoy! Ingredients (4 people)5 tablespoons olive oil 1 on
I know it's been a while, I missed all your recent posts but I will try to make it up to you this week..!
it's time for another Mediterranean recipe; Tortas De Aceite are very
famous in Spain and you can find them in every food shop in this amazing
Country. These large, fragrant, sweet cookies - biscuits look like a
biscuit pancake and they have been m
Well it was about time don’t you think? Today I’m giving you a lighter and modern version of the traditional moussaka which I am sure that you‘ll love. It’s a great recipe if you have many people coming for dinner. Serve it with a fresh garden salad and enjoy!Ingredients 400 g lean ground beef1 stalk of celery sliced1 onion, chopped1 garlic clove1 handful of finely chopped mushrooms1 carrot, grate
Hello there! I know it's been a while but here I am! Last day of April
and Summer is approaching really fast! I know that good weather is here
to stay when it's time to make this dish of stuffed veggies which
apparently is the most famous Greek food of all time. I'm telling you;
you have to try and make them. It is so simple and absolutely delicious.
Ingredients (Serves 4+
Hi there! I know it's been a while, I missed all your recent posts but I will try to make it up to you this week..! Now it's time for another Mediterranean recipe; Tortas De Aceite are very famous in Spain and you can find them in every food shop in this amazing Country. These large, fragrant, sweet cookies - biscuits look like a biscuit pancake and they have been made for over 100 years in
The weather has changed a bit here in Toronto and it’s rather cold. I
hope it won’t last too many days. Last week I went for a walk with Kosta
(my son) in the neighborhood and I got some beautiful spring pictures,
you can see them at the end of the post..
Today I have another
recipe that I made for that barbecue party. It’s a fantastic potato
salad without m
Hello there! I know it's been a while but here I am! Last day of April and Summer is approaching really fast! I know that good weather is here to stay when it's time to make this dish of stuffed veggies which apparently is the most famous Greek food of all time. I'm telling you; you have to try and make them. It is so simple and absolutely delicious.Ingredients (Serves 4+)2 medium tomatoes2 large
Last week we were invited to our best friends house for a barbecue
dinner. The weather was fantastic, the kids were playing in the backyard
and we had a wonderful time. I decided to make this spring inspired
cheesecake which is so happy and fresh and I think it’s a nice
refreshing dessert to end a barbecue meal. You can make the compote from
scratch or you can use preserved
Hello!!! The weather has changed a bit here in Toronto and it’s rather cold. I hope it won’t last too many days. Last week I went for a walk with Kosta (my son) in the neighborhood and I got some beautiful spring pictures, you can see them at the end of the post..Today I have another recipe that I made for that barbecue party. It’s a fantastic potato salad without mayonnaise but with yogurt and cr
So.. Greek Easter is over, we had a blast this
weekend, and I also had the time to attend to a Thai Demo Cooking event that I enjoyed so much! Saturday Thai cooking Dinner and
Sunday Greek Easter Feast!.. Thank God for all these lovely gatherings.
I have a non-Greek Recipe for you guys but we'll stay in the
Mediterranean area, Morocco actually. Although the