‘Ladokouloura’ – Olive oil cookies

Olive oil is not that commonly used in desserts. It has a vivid taste and strong character but it is the main ingredient in these cookies! Making cookies with olive oil, imagine that! Making cookies is either way fantastic: kneading makes you fueled relaxed, shaping the dough makes you creative and the result makes you…

Leek ‘Tigania’ – Fried pork with leek

Leek. I’ve probably said this for other ingredients I admit, but really, how would life be without leek? Leek can accompany on its own (no fries, no rice) some beautiful pork, not all vegetables can do that.. In Greece, leek ‘tigania’ is served either as ‘meze’ or as main course. It’s really a winter recipe served…

‘Revani’ – Semolina cake

‘Revani’ or semolina cake is a traditional Greek dessert coming from Veria. Where also my godmother comes from. My godmother is a lovely dynamic and vivid woman. She is really ‘open’, she smiles a lot, takes good care of herself and others, she doesn’t let difficulties stand in her way and she is an amazing…

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…

‘Soutzoukakia’ – Meatballs in red sauce

I love spices, I really do! In Greece there are small stores selling just spices and different kinds of nuts, their adorable! I like take a stroll in these places even if there is nothing I particularly need. It’s like opening the door to another world, full of aromas and stories, you feel calm and…

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…

‘moussakas’ – moussaka

Moussakas is one of my favorite Greek recipes! It takes some time to prepare that’s true, but other than that it’s not scary at all! What I like in this dish is that in a bite you taste all these amazing layers.. and if you make it yourself it tastes even better! First attempt to make moussaka was when…

“kremmudokeftedes” – spring onion fritters

  This is probably one of the favorite recipes of my mom. She could eat them on and on and on.. And this is her own lovely recipe. She used to make this dish as an appetizer. In Greece, apart from the main course and a salad, is really common to make 2-3 appetizers as well. Even in…

“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…

“briam” – oven vegetables in red sauce

this is not the traditional way for ‘briam’ when you usually bake all raw ingredients together in the oven. it’s baking them apart, capture their unique taste within and in the end ‘marry’ them, bring them together… like life; when people spend some time alone and ‘bake-build’ themselves they’re getting ready to meet another ‘baked’ person and make…