“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…

Raisins cookies

I made these cookies for the first time 6 years ago. It was part of a Christmas gift I was preparing for my friends. I was a little skeptical to be honest. You know how most people don’t like raisins in their sweets/desserts? Raisins cookies? Why? Well, why not?These cookies were such a big success that…

Chocolate truffles

Not sure what to write here. I mean, it’s chocolate, how can you go wrong with that? You can’t. In fact you can ‘go’ a lot of ways: cacao, cinnamon, coconut, grated biscuit. Even if you are 10 years old or someone who never cooked something before you cannot mess this up. This truffles will melt in…

Falafel

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…

Hummus

There is some magic in your kitchen. It’s chick peas.. It’s so wonderful how many healthy dishes you can make with them! And hummus is just one of them. Last weekend I cooked a lot (well that’s no news for me actually). But what I did was 3 different recipes with chick peas. Starting with hummus, this delicious…

Chicken soup

My mom used to make chicken soup in two cases: when she would get a nice ‘village’ chicken or when someone in the family was sick. As I got a bit ‘fooled’ from the early spring days, here I am, going down with the flu and making some chicken ‘to get stronger’ as my mom…

Cacao Festival

When it comes to chocolate I am always alerted. A while ago, I’ve found a Cacao Festival in Amsterdam and when I went through the event description I saw that there would be 80 different cacao/chocolate stands there. Of course I’ve wasted no time thinking whether I’m going or not. Together with my friend Claudia,…