Archive: Apr 2014

This creamy, warming ‘risotto like’ dish,  is bursting with savoury flavours and is very healthy to boot!      

You will love this rustic, fragrant dish of rich succulent red wine braised lamb, with mushrooms. It’s quick and easy to prepare and yet looks very fancy and time consuming; making this dish one of my  favourite dinner party meals!  Mashed or roasted potatoes taste great alongside this great meat dish. Servings: 6  

Cheese Saganaki is a loved appetizer/meze, that never fails to satisfy the palette! Saganaki is actually the name of the small two handled skillet that several Greek dishes are cooked in,  like shrimp saganaki and mussel saganaki. Cheese Saganaki or “Flaming Cheese” is the most famous of the saganaki dishes in North America, with the […]

You can’t “beet” this hearty salad! Sweet julienne beets, feta and candied walnuts atop assorted greens and drizzled with a tangy dressing. The combination of flavours and textures will have you making this salad time and time again! Servings: 4  

Tzatziki Sauce

April 4, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Appetizer

Tzatziki sauce is a delicious, creamy, garlicky accompaniment to grilled meats and even tastes great when spread atop bread! You will love this simple recipe!

Crispy, flaky phyllo and delicious spinach and feta cheese filling makes this a favourite savoury pie to many, including myself!  As a child, spanakopita was to me what candy is to most children! I couldn’t wait to be old enough to make it myself and to bring the same happiness it brought to me, to all […]

Homemade Phyllo

April 4, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Recipes

Phyllo is a wonderful creation of flattened, paper thin dough, that is very versatile in the culinary world. It can be filled with just about anything from savoury to sweet ingredients and when baked, it transforms into crispy, flaky goodness! Grocery stores carry pre-made and frozen phyllo, but making it from scratch is a fun […]

These tasty twists can be found in nearly all Greek homes around Easter time, as they are the traditional Greek Easter cookie. However, many Greeks make them year round for dipping into coffee or tea. My kids love to dunk them into glasses of milk! They are often made in large batches in order to have […]

This delicious and hearty traditional Greek soup recipe is a must try! Ground beef, rice, grated onion and herbs are mixed together to form bite size balls and they are submerged into a flavourful lemon, egg broth. The whole family will love it!

These deliciously lemony herbed potatoes, are a wonderful accompaniment to chicken, lamb or beef.  They will melt in your mouth and send your taste buds soaring!