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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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A Moment in Mykonos

A Moment in Mykonos

Over the past few weeks my Greek man and I have been on our summer travels, visiting Greek relatives, eating too much meat …
If Greek Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On

If Greek Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On

From the catchy laïko-pop tunes of Anna Vissi (Everything I Am), to the electronic harmonies of Vangelis (Chariots of Fire), I have …
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 …