Melitzanosalata, is a flavourful eggplant appetizer dip, that will surely impress your guests! It tastes incredible, spread atop bread or pita. It’s easy to prepare and  although traditionally this dip is mashed with a fork , you can use a food processor/blender to speed things up even more!


Sweet, stewed green beans, zucchini and potatoes are the ultimate summer Greek dish!  A good salty piece of feta cheese, olives and crusty bread (for dipping in the sauce) almost always accompany this dish.


Dolmades are fragrant grape leaves stuffed with rice and aromatic herbs and can also include ground beef,  pork or lamb. In this recipe I incorporate ground beef to the filling. Dolmades are usually accompanied by an avgolemono or tomato sauce and can be eaten warm or at room temperature.  Jarred grape leaves are available in […]


KO-LO-KITH-O-KEF-TED-ES. So now that I have you tongue tied, I can have your attention for a moment to encourage you to make these scrumptious fritters!  On a recent trip to Greece  I was given a  great recipe to pass on to you from a dear aunt with a keen sense of Greek cuisine! They have […]


This simple and inexpensive stuffed mushroom appetizer (orektiko) will surely impress your guests at your next dinner party!


I LOVE PASTA! It’s probably one of the most versatile, inexpensive and hearty ways to feed a family. It’s wonderful that there are so many healthy varieties of pasta available today, so that health conscious people are not left feeling guilty about the “refined white stuff” and people with sensitivities to gluten can also enjoy […]


This is a very popular summer casserole dish for Greeks; using as many seasonal garden veggies and herbs that we can get our hands on!  I like to make Gemista year round, especially when  I have vegetables that look like they are beginning to wilt. This a great way to clean out the refrigerator! Gemista […]


Our zucchini plants tend to do really well each summer, producing so many  zucchinis that I end up incorporating them into nearly every dinner for the entire summer! Luckily zucchini is very versatile, so we never seem to get tired of it.  Fried zucchini has been my favourite way to eat zucchini since I was […]


This is probably one of the most loved, simple and quick Greek dishes!  It is often served as a side to grilled meat, fish, Greek village salad and is also eaten on its own. Mizithra cheese is made from the whey in whole goats milk. It can be found in a fresh, soft and slightly […]


These light, crispy and savoury triangles make for a quick and delicious snack or appetizer. They are a great spin off of the traditional feta cheese triangles!  Several years ago, I  discovered them on a breakfast menu in the medieval castle town of Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese. I tried them and fell in love!   […]