Whoever discovered that roses taste as good as they smell… thank you. You’ve helped me justify having so many different roses in my garden. Not that I felt I had to have an excuse, but there’s nothing wrong with having one ready, you know?Continue reading Rose Petal & Pistachio Revani
Leeks were almost completely unknown to me until adulthood. They are not a commonly used item here in the U.S., which is really a shame. I say it’s time for that to change!Continue reading Prasopita (Greek Leek and Feta Pie)
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!Continue reading Lahanodolmades (Greek Cabbage Rolls with Avgolemono Sauce)
There is a huge debate amongst Greek circles as to which is the best Greek Christmas cookie. You’re either Team Kourambiethes, or you’re Team Melomakarona. I just say, I’ll eat yours, whatever it is, if you don’t want it.Continue reading Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)
First things first: it’s pronounced “YEE-roh”. Not “euro”. Not “ji-roh”. Not “guy-roh”. Please. And it is never, ever, ever, ever properly made with meat paste. Or lettuce. Just. Stop.Continue reading Authentic Pita Gyro (Greek Pita Sandwich)
One might think of church bingo nights as an “old people” activity. I’ve been bingo-ing since childhood. Not just any bingo, mind you. Pasta bingo.Continue reading Makaronia me Kima (Greek Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)
No one has ever asked me for my spanakopita recipe. No one cares if I have one. I have no problem with this.Continue reading Mom’s Spanakopita
One of the worst things about bloggers on the internet is how frequently “information” is copied and pasted from one site to the next with zero thought put into ensuring that this so-called information is good. I solemnly swear I won’t do that to you.
Plums are liars. Okay, not all plums lie, but when they do it’s really bad, but it’s nothing that booze and sugar can’t fix. Well, at least in this case.
Each spring the family gathers together to participate in their most beloved activity: harvesting grape leaves. They pretty much hate it.