Lahanodolmades (Greek Cabbage Rolls with Avgolemono Sauce)

I was not a fan of Greek grape-leaf dolmades when I was a kid, but I have thankfully gotten my act together. However, cabbage rolls are just as good… and so much bigger!

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Fasolakia Yiahni (Greek Green Bean and Potato Stew)

There are a variety of dishes that I wasn’t fond of when I was a kid. I look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with me. Please don’t answer that question for me!

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Spanakorizo Avgolemono Soup (Spinach and Rice Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce )

My recipes are the result of well planned and thought out combinations of a perfect selection of ingredients… aahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! Yeah, right.

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Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice)

Whoever the first person was to combine the classic ingredients found in spanakopita (Greek spinach and feta pastry), they need to be honored with a national holiday. It’s the least we can do for all the joy they’ve bestowed upon the world.

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Spinach & Feta Galette

As a child, I was not a fan of spinach, or anything that contained it, and no amount of watching Popeye cartoons could make me change my mind. Thank goodness for adulthood.

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Tzatziki Flavored Cucumber Chips

20200731_141913 (1)There are some garden plants that any new gardener realizes (after it’s too late) that if successfully grown, you will be completely buried in produce.  Yes, there can be too much of a good thing… or maybe not!

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Greek Purslane Salad

20200615111516_IMG_4286I present to you the most gourmet plate of weeds that you could possibly eat!  Yes, weeds.  You know, those things you rip out of the garden and toss away.  Perhaps it’s time to redefine what we consider weeds.

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Dolmades (Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tomato and Meat Filling)

20200518_231648Each spring the family gathers together to participate in their most beloved activity: harvesting grape leaves.  They pretty much hate it.

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Thyme & White Wine Cauliflower Soup

20200416_101712I have to admit that as I was concocting this recipe, I was a little doubtful of how well this soup would be received.  Then everyone (even my baby grandson) voluntarily took seconds.  The Old Man went in for thirds.

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Lentil & Rice Stuffed Winter Squash

20200315_202024The one thing I never see in other people’s grocery carts is any of the wonderful array of winter squashes.  Not that I’m nosy or anything.

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Hortosoupa (Greek Vegetable Soup)

20200306_141209You will likely be hard-pressed to find a culture that doesn’t have their own version of a hearty vegetable soup. It’s pretty much a “just add water” technique for stretching out available produce to feed a hungry family a nutritious meal.

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Simply Perfect Mashed Potatoes

20191120_091333There are likely more recipes for mashed potatoes than there are people on this planet, and yet they all seem to ignore the ONE ingredient that will make them perfect.  Okay, there’s more than one, but one of them is really important. Continue reading Simply Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Savory Pumpkin & Cheddar Muffins

20191103_103609The moment the temperatures drop even just a smidgen near the end of summer, it’s pumpkin season.  Correction, it’s pumpkin-SPICE season.  Maybe it doesn’t have to be?

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Scottish Cock-A-Leekie Soup

20191ghbjYou will likely never eat a truly traditional cock-a-leekie soup.  The reason is right there in the name.  Sometimes it’s just best not to worry about it.

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Bouyiourdi (Spicy Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Peppers)

20190917_152910If 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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Chicken Roasted with Eggplant and Tomato

20190903_212601Our hot summers have the up-side of providing the ideal conditions for growing heat-loving veggies like tomatoes and eggplant.  How fortuitous that they taste so good together!

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