Vasilopita- Brandy & Orange New Years Cake

The biggest Greek New Years tradition, is the baking and cutting of the Vasilopita! It is the St. Basil’s cake. There is a hidden coin, called a flouri in it, and when we cut the cake, the winner of that coin is granted good luck for the new year. This day is observed for our … Continue reading Vasilopita- Brandy & Orange New Years Cake

Melomakarona- Greek Honey Cookies

Melomakarona are Greek honey cookies. They are very popular during the holiday season. We make them early in December and continue to enjoy them through the New Year. The cookies are spiced with cinnamon, clove and orange. And finally they are soaked in a delicious honey syrup. Greeks love their traditions. In fact we are … Continue reading Melomakarona- Greek Honey Cookies

Kolokithopita- Phyllo Wrapped Pumpkin Pita

Who else loves just about everything that is pumpkin? Reminiscent of cozy nights and cooler days. Everywhere you look you will find them come mid September. I just know that you will love this wonderful phyllo wrapped pumpkin pita called a kolokithopita! Sometimes we make this kolokithopita savory & sometimes we make it sweet! I … Continue reading Kolokithopita- Phyllo Wrapped Pumpkin Pita

Gemista – Greek Stuffed Summer Vegetables

Every single Greek household has a recipe. Gemista are considered healthy, home cooked comfort food. And while there is a standard universal recipe, every cook brings their unique touch and love to this dish! I grew up eating them stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice and vegetables. In other households, they were stuffed … Continue reading Gemista – Greek Stuffed Summer Vegetables