I generally avoid overly fussy recipes because they are, well… overly fussy. Sourdough is not fussy. Really. Trust me.Continue reading Kalamata Olive & Rosemary Sourdough Bread
Fig & Greek Yogurt Quick Bread
I am fortunate to have a fig tree and to live in the perfect Mediterranean climate for it to thrive. That means that I will also have an overabundance of the tasty fruits just begging to be enjoyed.
Whole Wheat & Milk Bread
As much as I love making sourdough breads, there are many times that I realize I haven’t prepped my starter in time to do the baking I want or need to do. Bless the person who figured out how to make active dried yeast.
Greek Lagana Bread Recipe & the Tradition of “Clean Monday”
The first day of Lent in Greece is a bit of an oddity. For many, a strict Lenten fast will be observed in reverence to the solemnity of the time leading up to Pascha (Easter), while also frolicking and picnicking, and generally having a jolly good time!
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Christopsomo (Greek Christmas Bread)
Greeks like bread. No… we LOVE bread. There is literally a bread made specifically for every main holiday, and this doesn’t even cover the bread used daily and in religious ceremonies!
Whole Wheat & Olive Oil Sourdough Bread
So tell me, does anyone else look at their sourdough starter and yell in a mad scientist type voice “IT’S ALIVE!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!” or is it just me?
Greek Village Bread
Bread has been a staple of the Greek diet since antiquity, much like in other cultures world-wide. Definitely not the place for low-carb diet trends!
Sweet Bread French Toast
Holidays are wonderful events filled with food, family, food, fun, food, food. And leftovers. Lots of leftovers.
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)
There is something special about food traditionally made for holidays. Even though you could make it at any time of the year, you don’t because it would just be all sorts of wrong to do so.
(Mostly) Traditional Irish Soda Bread
My father’s family is primarily a mix of Scottish and Irish heritage that dates back to Colonial America at least as far back as the 1600s. By now our connection to much of the traditions of these two cultures is pretty much gone.