Ekaterina

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Move over Demis Roussos, here’s Dimitrios Botzios!

Move over Demis Roussos, here’s Dimitrios Botzios!

In my post My Big Fat Greek Family Part 1: The Baba I explained how my father recorded several Greek and English song tracks in …
Marriage and Melons

Marriage and Melons

Here is another survival extract from my book Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing, this time listing the general Dos and Don’ts …
100th post! – Important Facts about Greek Men

100th post! – Important Facts about Greek Men

Let’s smash some plates and break out the ouzo – I have now reached my 100th post! Seeing as my 50…
Try a Tiropita

Try a Tiropita

Tiropita literally translates as cheese-pie; a Greek layered pastry food made with layers of buttered filo pastry filled with a cheese mixture. Absolutely delicious …
Ouzo and Chips – another excerpt from my book

Ouzo and Chips – another excerpt from my book

So some of you have been asking about my up coming book and when it will be out – have no fear people, I&…
Sun, Sea and Spanakopita

Sun, Sea and Spanakopita

Last week I travelled to my fatherland (I say fatherland as it is my father who is from Greece, not my mother, …
Holiday Diaries

Holiday Diaries

On last week’s trip to Athens to see my Greek family (travel post to come!), my brother, sister and I started reminiscing …
Holiday Essentials: The Summer Book List

Holiday Essentials: The Summer Book List

Tonight I am off on the start of my summer travels…(to my homeland, GREECE, not Cyprus this time…that’s …
A Greek’s Will

A Greek’s Will

A Greek’s Will Reputation for the Greeks, Scores higher than the mountain peaks, No matter what your aim in life, The goal …
A Magical Childhood

A Magical Childhood

In quiet moments of reflection, I often think about my (semi-Greek) childhood and all the happy memories that have comforted me as I …
A Woman of Many Faces

A Woman of Many Faces

In my opinion, the best actors are those who can be versatile. You may think that versatility is a given prerequisite for any wannabe …
In the Beginning – a short excerpt from my book

In the Beginning – a short excerpt from my book

So my long-awaited debut novel is now in the ‘development’ stages…(code for ‘I’m trying to get …
Going it alone at the cinema

Going it alone at the cinema

This weekend I took one of the biggest independent steps of my life thus far. I went to the cinema. ALONE. And what …
Do a Dolmade

Do a Dolmade

Also known as stuffed vine leaves, (you can even use cabbage leaves eww), Dolmades (pronounced DolmaTHes) are a classic Greek dish passed …
Floating away with Socrates and his Clouds

Floating away with Socrates and his Clouds

“All I know is that I know nothing“. Last night I had the pleasure of witnessing the great Greek philosopher Socrates …
Once bitten, twice itchy

Once bitten, twice itchy

THE MOSQUITO. Considered by some authorities as the most dangerous animal on Earth. Considered by me as the most pointless animal on Earth. Considered …
It’s all Greek to Me!

It’s all Greek to Me!

If you get involved with a Greek man/woman, it would be wise for you to learn the basics of the language. This …