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 have come to the sad realization that my apricot trees only want to bear fruit every other year, and the same with my mom’s. Do they have the courtesy of producing in opposite years of each other so we can always have fresh apricots? Of course not, so rude.Continue reading Whole Wheat Apricot Waffles
Once upon a time, people had the time needed to prepare more time-consuming meals for dinner. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yeah… right.Continue reading Roast Chicken with Summer Squash
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.Continue reading Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice)
There are a handful of Greek words that can be corrupted by kids who may or may not want to eat the dinner in front of them (foolish kids!). I plead the fifth.
This dish is often referred to as “the national food of the Greeks”. It’s ironic that the one person in my family that’s from Greece, is the one that likes beans the least. Yes, Mom, I’m calling you out!
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.
One of the better known Greek dishes is spanakopita, a spinach and feta cheese filled pastry. This isn’t that dish, but it does have all the flavor– minus the pastry part. And it’s easy to make. We’re on to something here.
I have known only one person in my life that has ever uttered the phrase “that’s too much garlic”. Yes, I’m still friends with them.
It is amazing what one can create in the world of food with only the simplest of ingredients. Proof again that complex, obscure, and expensive materials are not what makes a cook great.