Cinnamon cookies

Lately we are becoming full of sweet little foxes (in Greek this metaphor is used for sweet, smart, lovely people). They are coming from everywhere, they look like little aliens at first, they cannot even hold their head up straight, they look you slowly straight in the eyes scanning your face and reactions (who knows…

Hitscock’s Applepie

Athens, Hitscock, warm summer afternoons, cicadas and Dutch apples. What’s there in common? It was this warn afternoon this summer in Athens that I randomly found a cook book with recipes of dishes that appeared in Hitscock’s movies. I thought ok, these should be as exciting as his movies. Eat my Greek salad on the…

Eggs with spinach

When work gets too much, when it actually gets to your mind, you really need to reconsider things. Weigh in terms of importance. You should always take care of yourself, no one else will. A bit old-fashioned but so true. No matter what, you shouldn’t stop eating homemade food. Even when time is limited (or for some reason…

‘Tiropitakia Kourou’ – Feta cheese pies

When I made those mini pies I got this image in my mind: a bus full of schoolmates climbing the hills of a mountain somewhere in northern Greece. Laughters, teasing among friends, fun moments and then in my bag, wrapped in aluminum foil those cheese ‘kourou’ pies. I think it’s the combination of feta and…

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…

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…

Toast with halloumi & tomato paste

This is for all the single people out there who need to travel for work often and have to face an almost empty fridge on the way back. You’re heading back home from the airport and all you want is a hot shower, you don’t care about the super market, you have faith in you. Great! So…

Marble cake

Marble cake is what you make when you: want to please yourself and others, need some comfort food, need a nice smell for your home, want to empty your head of thoughts and cool down, want a treat for your guests, want a good looking cake lying around your kitchen, want to have a proper all inclusive…

Whole orange cake

Does a whole raw orange, with the skin, fit in a cake? The answer is YES! You don’t have to pre-bake it or boil it, no. This cake is one of my favorites because it smells amazing, has a great color, is soft and juicy and because of the orange it needs less sugar than the regular cake. I’m…

Trahanas pie

In Greece this recipe is made in lots of different ways (and places) but I’m sharing with you the one coming from my home town Kozani. Sour trahanas based on wheat is  a delicious ingredient that people used to make in older days during summer time and eat in the winter creating many different recipes with…

Olive bread – ‘Eliopsomo’

As deeper as I go into the cooking I realize that I love doughs and pastries. Using just water and flour you can make a ‘nest’ for all the ingredients you want, how amazing is that? Is olives what you like? Then you go ahead and make olive breads! I usually make one big bunch…

Turmeric omelette

Omelette is just perfect! And you can make it even more exotic if you add some turmeric in. Inspiration came when I was left with some egg whites because the yolks were added alone in a cake.. So I thought, I should make an omelette so that the white don’t go to waste. But then,…