Traditions

This was the theme of my food demo this year at our “Taste of Greece Festival” at our church, St. Paul’s. You may see it spelled a number of different ways: Filo, Phyllo or Fillo. Regardless of how it is spelled, it is all the same: a delicate, flaky and light pastry. Filo means “leaf” […]

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Roast Leg of Lamb by Sava Our roasted leg of lamb is the centerpiece of our Easter dinner, filling the kitchen with its tantalizing aromas of garlic, lemon and oregano. I posted this 3 years ago, but I decided to post it again for those of you who weren’t reading my blogs back then. If […]

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At this time of year, all Greek churches have a festival, usually over a weekend, starting late Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. Each one of these festivals celebrates the rich Hellenic culture that is not only historic but a culture that celebrates life! A culture that has spread over much of the world in Greek communities that […]

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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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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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