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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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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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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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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How to Make Greek Coffee!

While in Cyprus this summer, I decided to film a short video demonstrating the art of Greek coffee making. It took several takes. And yes I frown a lot with concentration. It’s bloody tricky making Greek coffee outside, with nosy neighbours hanging around!

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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 and great for a light snack!

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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 down through the generations. This fresh and healthy finger food is usually served warm, as a starter but can be served as a main dish accompanied by salad or…erm…more vine…

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Avgolemono Soup for the Sick

There is a strong belief among the Greeks that food is the answer to all our troubles. When we celebrate we eat, when we commiserate we eat. And when we are sick, we eat soup – chicken soup made with egg and lemon known as Kotosoupa me Avgolemono.

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Tsoureki – Easter Bread

The Greek Easter is finally upon us and in celebration I thought I would share an Easter recipe with you. Tsoureki (pronounced tchew-reh-kee) is the traditional sweet bread of Greek Easter, served to break the Lenten fast. It is traditionally braided, with red-dyed hard boiled eggs embedded in the middle.

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Vasilopita (New Year Cake)

Part of the Greek New Year tradition is to bake a Vasilopita; a type of bread or cake, which contains a hidden coin. Whoever receives the slice with the coin will have good luck for the rest of the year. Or choke on it.

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Suzi B’s Marvellous Moussaka

Pronounced moose-aka, this glorified Shepherd’s Pie is a very popular Greek dish and includes layers of meat and aubergine topped with a Bechamel sauce.

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