‘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,…

Dutch apple pie – ‘Appeltaart’

If you ever come in the Netherlands and don’t try apple pie is like going to Greece and not trying baklava; it’s really a shame. Apple pie is for Dutch people the most well-known dessert, everyone knows a recipe coming from their ‘oma’  (grandma), you can find it in every cafe, restaurant, super markets.. everywhere!…

homemade plum jam

My dad has a tree of ‘vanilla’ plums as we call them in Greece. They have this great red color and they are really sweet! Even from one tree you can get enough fruits to eat and to make some delicious homemade jam! It’s so easy to make or at least my mom makes it…

waffles with jam & fruit

unfortunately I’m not able to enjoy a proper breakfast every day because of work. During the weekends though, breakfast becomes one of the favorite meals of the day. So today I was looking for something sweet and then I remembered the waffle maker I still haven’t tried; the result was delicious and really easy to make! Try…