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

Low Carb Flatbread Pizza

Ahhh yes!!!! I just made the most delicious flatbread pizza for two with Cut da Carb low carb flatbreads!!!! Fresh figs, prosciutto, arugula, grated fontina cheese and goat cheese. This is amazing! You will need one flat bread per person. You can find their product at http://www.cutdacarb.com. Their flatbread is very versatile. You can create … Continue reading Low Carb Flatbread Pizza

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

Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

Every Greek chef has their own version of briam, also known as tourlou tourlou. In simple terms it’s roasted mixed vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant, and onion seem to be a staple of the dish. However you can also add potatoes and peppers. Some use fresh tomatoes, while others use tomato sauce. Across the internet you will … Continue reading Briam – Tourlou Tourlou

Kefalonitiki Stouba – Feta Cheese Spread from Kefalonia

On National Feta Day (June 14th) I thought that I would introduce you to a very easy feta cheese spread that is a regional recipe from Kefalonia, called “kefalonitiki stouba” - «κεφαλλονίτικη στούμπα». Kefalonitiki Stouba My pappou Dionysi used to make a huge batch of this every year & I loved to eat it with … Continue reading Kefalonitiki Stouba – Feta Cheese Spread from Kefalonia