Recipes

As we get ready for our Greek Orthodox Easter, a week after everyone else’s Easter, I was preparing to dye our eggs the traditional red/scarlet. Typically I have used Rit dye which is for fabrics, not food, because I never could find natural or food grade dye in our local markets. However, as I read […]

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Both of these are sweet, delicate pies made with rich custard between crisp filo leaves. In most places in Greece it is known as Galactoboureko, while in Crete and in Northern Greece it is still called by its Turkish name, Bougatsa. We have had both and the main difference that I can see is the […]

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As the 25th comes rushing towards us, everyone is in stress mode…when will I have time to shop? I don’t know what to get anyone this year!! What will I serve for dinner??? Oh, wait…that last one has never been a problem in this house! Our Christmas traditional dinner (in our family) is Roast Leg […]

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In Greece, all vegetables are considered “salatika” and a meal always has vegetables at the heart of it. Although the Greek people are not considered vegetarians, the Greek diet includes a large percentage of vegetables every day and at every meal with just a small amount of meat or fish (if any at all). The […]

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I am quoting from Wikipedia: “Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density. Cauliflower can be roasted, boiled, fried, steamed, or eaten raw. Steaming or microwaving better preserves anticancer compounds than boiling. When cooking, the outer leaves and thick stalks […]

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