In Vasso’s Kouzina

Last year I was at the Wimbledon Village Fair when my nose sniffed out a stall serving Greek dips and savoury pastries. Naturally I had to investigate and found that the stall was run by two lovely ladies who had set up their own business Vasso’s Kouzina (previously Yiayia’s Kouzina)…

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Top 10 Greek Wines

Wine has always played an important role in the Greek culture. Naturally wine was invented by the Greeks…by the Greek god Dionysus in fact. There are many different Greek wines on the market these days and it can be hard to choose which one will best compliment your home-made moussaka…

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Top 10 London Greek Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is all around us right now. Personally I’m a hopeless romantic and believe that any excuse to ‘spread the love’ can only be a good thing. Right? So with that in mind let’s focus on the positives of February 14th. For…

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The Akropolis on the Seafront

Did you know? Athens isn’t the only place where you can view the wonders of the ancient Acropolis (or Akropolis). The Akropolis Greek Restaurant in Westcliff-on-Sea (near my home town of Leigh-on-Sea) offers a wide range of traditional and modern Greek dishes all within 5 minutes walk of the seafront.

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A Taste of Sparta with Oliveology UK

As you all know, the Greek olive (sometimes Spanish if supplies are low!) makes up a huge part of my life, featuring heavily in both my dietary and beauty regime. So I was very excited to be given the opportunity to test/taste and review a number of delicious delicacies straight from an olive farm…

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Top 10 Easter Eggs!

Easter is my favourite time of the year – Spring has just begun, the days are getting brighter and summer is only a season away. And most importantly, the shops are filled with one of the greatest gifts of all: CHOCOLATE. Chocolate Easter Eggs are basically what Easter is all about right?! (Ok if…

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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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Mixing the Olive Oil & Oregano at Westfield Stratford

I am a huge fan of shopping. And as many of you know, I am also a huge fan of Greek gyro. So when I happened upon the Olive Oil & Oregano food pitstop in Westfield Stratford it was a match made in heaven.

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Plate Smashing at The Stage Door Steakhouse

The saying goes that ‘When you go Greek, you’ve reached your peak.’ Well that is definitely true when it comes to Greek food. Wait, what were you thinking about?! The ONLY Greek restaurant in Wimbledon, The Stage Door Steakhouse mixes moussaka with sirloin (not literally) to bring customers the finest steak…

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Avgolemono Recipe & Story Snippet from Cheffie’s Kitchen

It’s ABSOLUTELY FREEZING IN LONDON TODAY so I have decided to share Friday’s recipe early thanks to Effie Kammenou over at Cheffie’s Kitchen. Effie is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, you can…

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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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Lunch with Aphrodite

Continuing our blogmance (that’s ‘blog’ and ‘romance’ together…ye…), fellow blogger and long-time cynical friend Georgina Phipps and I decided to head to a Greek taverna last weekend (not my family one) and enjoy a bit of humour over some houmous without any relatives in tow.

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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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Spanakopita Snack

An alternative to Tiropita is Spanakopita or spinach pie – a delicious Greek savoury pastry, which is mostly eaten as a snack. The spinach filling is wrapped in filo pastry and can even be mixed with feta cheese to give it extra taste. Popeye missed out!

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Yiayia’s Omni-Cure Greek Mountain Tea

With the cold nights drawing in, it is important to keep those nasty bugs at bay, and what better way to do so than with a herbal tea made by Yiayia.

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Souvlaki in Pitta Bread

My most favourite food in the whole world is Gyro (pronounced year-o), stuffed inside a soft pitta bread with a few chips and some tzatziki. Gyro is a bit different to souvlaki – slices of meat are cooked more like a kebab on an erect spatter that is turned before…

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