When Company Arrives Unexpectedly

20190224_081449_MomentDespite the menacing appearance of this shady group of uninvited visitors, they are actually pretty harmless.  If anything, they were more comical than anything else.

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Homemade Traditional Mizithra Cheese

20190219_203149If you’re from the West Coast, you likely know about mizithra cheese from The Old Spaghetti Factory’s browned butter and mizithra cheese pasta (which is really good).  What you may not know is that this cheese has a history that goes back thousands of years.  That should tell you how easy it is to make if ancient Greeks could do so without modern kitchens!

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Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis)

20180413_180142ijklmGarden Sage is an all-in-one plant offering both looks as well as functionality.  Spires of tubular, lavender colored flowers sit above a sea of grey-green and fragrant leaves in masse each spring.  And of course, those leaves become a tasty addition for your kitchen spice rack.

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Rizogalo (Greek Rice Pudding)

20190207_213137Most rizogalo recipes will have the same ingredients and the same really long cooking time.  Be a rebel and follow me.  Why, you may ask?  Because the stuff tastes amazing, that’s why.

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Simple Greek-Style Greens (Horta)


Not long ago, my Medium Boy flattered one of his teachers by suggesting he might live to his 90s.  This teacher, a long time colleague of mine, was taken aback at the thought and reminded my son that the average life span of the typical American male was 75 years.

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