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Diples (Honey Rolls)

January 1, 2015 by Zoe Vlachos - in Dessert

Diples are a delightful, classic Greek dessert, usually made for special occasions. Diples come from the Greek word ‘fold’, which describes the technique used to create the look of this pastry.  The sweet aroma, the flaky texture and the delicious combination of honey and cinnamon always make this dessert a crowd pleaser at my family functions.

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This hearty and tasty traditional Greek bean soup will warm you up on even the coldest of winter days. It is very simple to prepare and is usually served with bread and of course the standard feta cheese and olives.

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You will love this moist and nutty Greek vegan cake! It is bursting with flavours of cinnamon, cloves, honey and….brandy! Servings 8-10

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Kourambiedes, (pronounced kour-am-bee-eth-es) are a favourite Greek holiday cookie! Buttery and crunchy- they make the ultimate treat!  Servings: Approx. 50 cookies at 1 tablespoon of batter for each

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Melomakarona are quite simply the most delicious Christmas cookie on the planet! They are one of the two most popular traditional Greek cookies enjoyed over the holidays, the other being Kourabiedes. They are typically made in large batches to share with family and friends. The aroma of cinnamon, orange peel and honey along with the […]

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Rizogalo (Rice Pudding)

November 11, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Dessert

Rizogalo- a simple, creamy, comforting classic Greek dessert. As a child my father made this for our family from time to time and I will never forget the smell of the boiled milk, vanilla and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen.  He would plate the rizogalo on small flat plates and dust them with cinnamon. Then […]

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This flavourful and very easy to prepare Greek apple cake recipe, makes the perfect coffee cake!

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Lamb Fricassee

October 10, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Main Dish, Recipes

What is a fricassee you ask? It’s halfway between a sauté and a stew, with many variations.  This Greek lamb fricassee recipe is a wonderful celebration of flavours. It’s hearty and hits the spot! Enjoy!

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Many feel like cooking octopus at home is an intimidating task, so they forgo the idea altogether. I was that person! I assure you that it’s really quite simple and by following a few easy steps your end result will be delicious, tender and something to feel proud about!  There are several methods that people […]

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Did you know that romaine lettuce has one of the highest levels of nutritional value of all lettuce varieties? It is rich in vitamin A, C, K, B’s,  iron, omega 3, calcium, protein and minerals! Incorporating romaine lettuce to your diet can help treat and prevent a plethora of heath issues.  So get chopping and […]