Chicken with okra & wild figs

Hail wild figs! Wild figs trilogy is starting! All started with the wild fig tree that was brought up by itself (hence wild) in my parent’s yard. A couple of meters away from the ‘normal’ fig tree that gives close to August the loveliest figs in the world. “Figs! Yes! Figs!” that was me late May when I […]

Beans and greens salad

A year ago I made this great discovery. I’ve found a way to eat ‘horta‘ salad (different kinds of boiled greens). In Greece it’s easy to find many kinds of old greens in open markets, so nutritious and great in taste, amazing! I love them so much. In Netherlands people don’t eat them, I bet you can find them […]

Legumes salad

Whenever you take a flight to Greece. When you smile and don’t anticipate more. When you smell the flowers walking down the street. When the fresh air hits your face in the early mornings. When you buy fish, fruit and vegetables from the Saturday market. When you cut figs from the trees. When a cat […]

Chickpea soup

After 4 flights, 2 boat trips, 2 train trips, countless bus and car rounds, it’s time for my bike(s) again! Back in the Netherlands, back in my cute apartment, back in cooking. I made a turn to some comfort food, at least for me. Chickpea soup, since the weather here is starting getting chilly. You will not need […]

Chickpea salad with parsley pesto

Chickpeas again! Lovely ingredient with so much potential when it comes to recipes.. It all started though with this big bunch of parsley I ended up having in my fridge. I was in the market previous Saturday and I wanted some parsley mainly for the fish soup I made and the fresh green beans recipe […]

‘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 […]


Truth is that I wanted to make a traditional recipe for chick pea ‘balls’ from Sifnos, a beautiful Greek island. In order to do that I needed marjoram which I couldn’t find in Netherlands so I thought ‘let’s go with all the rest we’ve got!’. So Falafel it is! It’s been a while since the […]

Pasta with hummus

What happens when you’ve made your lovely hummus and you’ve enjoyed it spread in fresh slice of bread or arabic bread or in grilled vegetables sandwich? There are still more ways to go.. yep! Get these long ziti pasta and make a unique hummus pasta. It’s a great way to make an easy and yet […]

“fava” – yellow split peas purée

‘fava’ is an amazing Greek appetizer – ‘meze’ which you might have tried in traditional Greek taverns in some island with a glass of ouzo! You can prepare also a bigger portion and eat it  as a main course, like I did today after an endless day at work and a French course right after […]

salmon with lentils & rice

well, did I grew up with salmon? no. I  was eating it from time to time but I was always told to eat ‘locally’ and ‘seasonally’, meaning enjoy the place and time of the year you’re into. so of course you can find good salmon in Greece if you want but you can certainly find the […]