Fish soup

If you ask my dad of is his favorite food he would say “Just give me fish and I can eat it every day!” That’s why today, that is also father’s day, I made a fish soup for him. Because I know how much you would love it if you were here dad (or if…

‘Gigantes’ – Oven giant beans

In Greece we eat frequently those white giant beans. They have such a full flavor, they are nutritious and healthy, I love them. They remind me of my grandparents Kleopatra and Zissis. I cannot really tell you why, I think I cannot write this but let’s say that it’s one of my best childhood memories…

Apple cake

This apple – cinnamon cake is a small paradise! Simple ingredients that create small velvet bites. It’s one of those cakes that one piece is never enough.. And when the second piece is over you use your finger to eat all the crumbs from your plate (or you get a third one and get the…

Homemade lemonade

Weather is getting better here in Netherlands so I’ve picked up again my beautiful, long bicycle rides! Coming back home yesterday from a bike trip, full of sun and summer smells, I dreamt of a fresh, cold lemonade! I stopped in the grocery store close to my home, the one that this polite Lebanese sir…

Beet stems & leaves salad

Anna’s, my sister’s, favorite salad ! All those years now, lunch time on Saturdays, we all make the table together, the food would be for sure some kind of fish served with 2-3 salads, one of which most of the times would be stems and leaves of beets. While all of us as I said…

Pasta with garlic & Kalamata olives

Pasta hymne: “My beautiful pasta, you delicious and tasty thing, please stand there warm always for me, with these Kalamata olives and garlic patent, who really needs a red sauce in the end?” This is all you can get from my poetry skills. I did write this in seconds though, I guess it’s obvious! Either way, there…

Salmon with mustard sauce

And then, you have those times when you have no more ideas, when you say “I can’t no more, I’m tired, I’m bored, I will not post anything today, I just want to eat without thinking food styling for once!” And that goes on and on and on.. “And you know what? I don’t even want…

“Rizogalo” – Rice pudding

This recipe is especially made for my friend Socrates. And for all of you that want to try the Greek dessert ‘rizogalo’ or else the Greek version of rice pudding. ‘Rizogalo’ is a humble yet delicious dessert, made easily with what most people have always in their kitchen; milk, sugar, rice. In Greece it is…

Tres Tiempos – Moussaka

I remember the day when the editor from Tres Tiempos contacted me on Facebook. It was very unexpected! “My friend Drea who lives also in the Netherlands” said the editor, “saw one of your posts on Facebook and shared it with me. We both think that a recipe and an interview with you would be great for…

Lemon biscuits

It’s been a while since I made those biscuits. We already ate them with my family during Easter! It is actually the third recipe I made using the dough of the ‘Kalitsounia’ recipe. Adding some lemon juice and the lemon skin for aroma I transformed the original dough into these delicious biscuits. Again, there is so much happiness coming from baking your own…

The Big ‘Kalitsouni’ – Sweet cheese tart

So we talked about ‘Kalitsounia’ right? Delicious Cretan mizithra small pies. The thing is that one portion of the recipe will give you around 60 pieces. A lot.. Which is great if you are doing them with your friends/mom/kids but what if you’re living on your own, in a small house (so not so much space to spread…

“Kalitsounia” – Cretan sweet cheese pies

‘Kalitsounia’ is a traditional Cretan recipe especially made during Easter. The combination of mizithra, a mild cheese with sugar and cinammon is a wonderful way to have a light and yet tasteful dessert. Crete is famous for its local cuisine so it’s no wonder how everyone going there wants to try ‘Kalitsounia’ which are nowadays…