Avgolemono (Greek Egg and Lemon Sauce)

20200518_220234Every culture’s cuisine seems to have some sort of sauce or dip that’s used for almost everything.  Americans have ketchup, Greeks have avgolemono.

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Feta & Avocado Dip

20200314_180207Avocados share a key similarity to another green fruit with a similar shape, pears.  They both refuse to ripen for the longest time, and then in a blink, they are past their prime.

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Tiropitakia (Greek Feta Cheese Pastry)

20200129_174309Think of them as little triangles of pure heaven.  Crispy phyllo, tangy feta cheese, and a generous slathering of butter… yes, pure heaven.

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Fromage Fort (French Cheese Spread)

It’s a well known fact that the French make good cheese, and enjoy eating it as well as they make it.    It’s no surprise then that they came up with a wonderful way to use every last crumb of it.

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Bouyiourdi (Spicy Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Peppers)

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If you ever go to Greece and are looking for THE food scene, the city you’re looking for is likely not the one you’re thinking it would be.  Head north.

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Grilled Eggplant Baba Ganoush

20190829_193457As a child I hated eggplant.  Then I grew up and decided I should try them again.  Turns out they weren’t too bad after all (this didn’t work with mushrooms, though).

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Easy, No-Waste, Homemade Dill Pickles

20190728_073940So maybe you planted some cucumbers and now you’re realizing how many cukes those vines can churn out in a season and you’re wondering what the heck to do with them all.  Once again, I’m here to help!

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Ginger & Cilantro Salmon Cakes

20190516_162834Once upon a time I had some leftover salmon.  And some ginger.  Oh yeah, cilantro, too.  Green onion was also there.  They invited lime juice over and got together to have a party.

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Creamy Crab Dip with Rosemary & Kalamata Olives

20190508_215812My Medium Boy’s exact words were “Oh my God, this is delicious” when a spoonful of this dip hit his mouth.  I’m not sure, but I think he may have liked it.

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Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt & Cucumber Sauce)

20190429_161237Spring and summer wouldn’t be complete without the cool and creamy wonderfulness that is tzatziki (tzah-TZEE-kee).  Forget ketchup and ranch dressing, it’s time to move on!

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