Tradional Greek Salad

The secret behind a great Greek salad is its simplicity in its ingredients. Really, what could be more simple? It is so good you will want to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday! A couple of ripe tomatoes, sweet and juicy cut in wedges or bite size chunks. They will release their juices and make the dressing so that you can soak it up with bite size chunks…

Feta Parcels

Ingredients needed for the feta parcels: 1 egg ⅓ cup club soda ¼ cup full fat milk ¼ cup sunflower oil (or any light vegetable oil) ½ teaspoon baking powder Honey to put on top Feta (block or in thick slice – usually sold “in brine”, not crumbled), 7 – 12 oz Phyllo pastry one package – room temperature (not puff pastry) Method: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Mix…

Traditional Tzatziki & Quick Beer bread

Ingredients needed for the tzatziki: 1 cup + 3.5 Tablespoons strained yogurt (the fattier the better!) 1 cucumber 1 clove of garlic (if you feel like being a Greek grandmother while you make it then add a bit more!) 3 Tablespoons apple side vinegar 1/4 bunch dill, finely chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil (if you drop a bit more that’s fine too!) A pinch of salt pepper Method: Peel…

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Yiayia’s spanakopita

This time, I thought I’d share with you an original recipe for spanakopita, one of the most typical and popular dishes in Greek cuisine. This is very similar to what you’d find in the cookbooks or on cooking shows on T.V…  the thing is though, I got this recipe from my grandma, and my grandma knows best when it comes to pies. She was born and raised in Thessaly, central…

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Greek Easter, Tradition, food and drinking: Business as usual

For every Greek and Greek community worldwide Easter is coming, and they’re preparing for it like every other year: a lot of food, a lot of wine and beer, talking and laughing and dancing along with family and friends. Every family has someone who usually hosts the Easter events, usually someone with a big back yard. Some even dig a big hole in the ground and fill it up with…

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International Day of Monuments, in Athens

Wait a minute, I thought to myself taking another sip of coffee, we have guests & clients who will be in Athens the 17th of April, which means that on the 18th, International Day of Monuments, they can spend it all sightseeing in Athens. Wow, now that’s what I call luck! So since Greece offers a free entrance in the beautiful sights, let’s figure out what they should do. For…