Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Repeat after me: Broccoli can taste good without being smothered in a sea of goopy, fake cheese. And I don’t mean that you should smother it in a sea of goopy, real cheese, either.

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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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Whole Wheat Apricot Waffles

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.

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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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Moustokouloura (Greek Grape Molasses Cookies)

Chances are good that unless you were raised in a traditional Greek home, you have never heard of these cookies. They may not look like much, but you’ll have to trust me when I tell you that looks can be deceiving.

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Beer Battered Crab Cakes

Crab is one of those foods that is like a perfect life partner. It can go casual with a simple dunking in a vat of melted butter, or it can get all dressed up and mingle in a party of other ingredients. In other words, I like it.

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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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Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

IMG_2015You’ve likely heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  This cake is a true treasure traditionally made with “trash”.  Well, kind of.

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Spiced Pear Butter

20190930_191735xdfcPears are fickle things.  Frustratingly fickle things.  And yet, when you get some cooperation from them, they are also delightfully delicious things.

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