Let’s eat cake for Greek Independence Day with Figs & Feta

Today marks a special day in the Greek calendar for it is Greek Independence Day. This marks the successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1832 against the Ottoman Empire. As a result of years of negotiation, Greece was finally recognized as an independent nation…

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Greek soup by Glykia Zoi~Sweet Life

Fancy a cosy soup this weekend? Well, why not try a GREEK creamy chicken soup inside a GREEK bread bowl by Michelle from Glykia Zoi ~ Sweet Life! Could it get any Greeker?! Check out the original post and find out more about food-blogger Michelle on The Greek Wives Club. Here…

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Introducing The Gluten Free Greek!

I am very happy to introduce to you all my newest blogger affiliate and longest-serving friend: MY SISTER! CHRISTIANA BOTZIOU. After months of gentle prodding Christiana has finally succumbed to the blogger generation to bring us THE GLUTEN FREE GREEK. You can follow her facebook page and on twitter.

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Pumpkin Soup from Greek Mama Chef!

Not sure what to do with your pumpkin remnants this weekend? Why not turn the king of the vegetable patch into a delicious soup with the help of the lovely Marialena and her fantastic bilingual tumblr blog at Greek Mama Chef. Read the original pumpkin recipe here.

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Veggie Gyro from Kouzounas Kitchen

Recently (in fact ALWAYS) I have been craving gyro. In basic terms, a gyro is meat in pita bread. And it is DELICIOUS. For many of my veggie friends however, gyro is not usually something that we have in common. But thanks to my dear friend Krystina over at Kouzounas Kitchen,…

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Friday Greek Menu by Kouzounas Kitchen

So today I decided to share yet another wonderful recipe from my superbly talented Greek blogger friend Krystina Kalapothakos who runs the food blog Kouzounas Kitchen. Every Friday Krystina features a menu which includes a starter, a main and a dessert, for readers to try and this one has an added bonus of being extra…

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Beware the Bougatsa

Don’t be afraid. Although it might sound scary, a ‘bougatsa‘ is not a creepy monster hiding in your closet. It is in fact a Greek breakfast pastry consisting of semolina or custard, sometimes cheese or minced meat, in between layers of filo pastry. If you head down to Flo Café…

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Constipated? Fasolia will sort that out!

While undeniably good for you, I must admit that fasolakia prasina ladera (green beans in oil) is not one of my favourite dishes. I’m personally not a big fan of vegetables, and when there is no meat involved I am completely not interested! However, fasolia is known for its…ahem…digestive qualities. Trust me, if…

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Greek Vanilla Submarine

My best childhood memories are those that always involved some kind of sweet treat. And no memories are sweeter than the ones that have Greek vanilla in them. Known as ‘βανίλια υποβρύχιο’, which literally translates as ‘vanilla submarine’, the treat is basically just a vanilla fondant served as a spoon sweet in a glass…

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Keftedes by Kouzounas Kitchen

Something very special for you all today! My lovely fellow Greek blogger Krystina Kalapothakos who runs the wonderful food blog Kouzounas Kitchen, has been kind enough to let me share her Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) recipe on here. As well as being a talented chef who has worked at some of the world’s top…

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Hortosoupa – Greek Vegetable Soup

During the smoggy damp months of colds, coughs and flu, nothing soothes the stomach more than a nice warm soup (with PLENTY of bread). Vegetable soup  (Hortosoupa – ‘Horta‘ means salad, or greens) is an easy and wholesome meal and will warm up your cockles in no time!

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Try some Marides Tiganites (Fried Whitebait)

In Greece, fried whitebait, ‘μαρίδες‘ (pronounced mah-REE-thess), is a popular fish dish (along with all the other fish dishes) and will often be served as a starter. Of course, the portions are so large that one could be forgiven for thinking that the starter is actually the main meal.

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Greek Dinner Party Around the World!

On Wednesday (January 15th) the world got together to host a Greek Dinner Party. The idea was simple – partners to this initiative would host a dinner for friends, family, and anyone who was hungry (!) using Greek products to create Greek dishes. Those involved would then share photos or…

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Beef up with Bifteki

One of my favourite subjects at school was Food Technology. Why? Well there was usually something edible to tuck into at the end of it. I particularly enjoyed the classes when we were allowed to cook what we wanted to. Naturally, I nearly always made something Greek-related. Even my chocolate-chip…

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