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My Perfect Greek …Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

There is no Greek festive table on Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) without the famous Taramosalata: Fish roe salad which is actually a dip. But you know, we, Greeks, call all salads and dips “salata”. Taramosalata is spread on warm Lagana, the Greek unleavened flatbread, traditionally baked on Clean Monday, the first …

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Traditionally Greek: “Seafood Youvetsi” by food blogger Eugenia

Do you want to cook like a Greek? Do you want to surprise your friends with an original Greek recipe full of flavors of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea? Here is your chance: a SeaFood Youvetsi – ehm? A Sea Food Casserole or Stew. Name it whatever you like. …

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My Prefect Greek Easter Biscuits: Smyrneika – Step by Step

Greek Easter Biscuits 0 koulourakia: perfect little crunchy cookies full of flavor. And easy to make. Greek Easter traditions for the sweet tooth have always being: Tsourekia and Smyrneika. Especially for the families descended from Asia Minor. Tsourekia are brioche-like sweet bread that needs approximately  6 hours of preparation as …

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My Prefect Greek Cheese-Spinach Pies for Lazy!

I think it’s high time to post a food recipe – some blog visitor has even complained that “he will have to eat my Christmas stuff until Eastern” if I don’t add new recipes…. I think his complain reached me four weeks ago lol. On the occasion of possible Carnival …

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The intrigue of a Golden Chocolate Tear …

I was reading recently about a Greek politician who had spent the New Year’s Eve at a luxury Athens downtown hotel together with his family. The story was published by a Greek newspaper that was accusing the politician for ‘provocative appearance while Greeks suffering from the economic crisis’ and several …

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My Perfect Greek… New Year’s Eve Dinner

My Perfect Greek New Year’s Eve Dinner will be an expanded version of the dinner I cooked for friends on December 26. I don’t know how “Greek” the whole thing is except the fact that the ingredients were bought in Greece lol I prefer a bit of a Northern European …

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My Perfect Greek… Melomakarona! (Step-by-Step Pictures)

Yes, my Christmas Melomakarona are perfect! It is a traditional recipe that has  gone from grandma to mom, from mom to me… And you know how it works with childhood’s tastes: they brand mark you for the rest of your life… As I haven’t managed yet to bake them, I …

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My Perfect Greek Black Forest Christmas Cake

Finally home smelled … Christmas! With Almonds, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Sour Cherries getting slowly baked in the oven. My Perfect Greek Melomakarona will still have to wait for a couple of days… My cousin came to help me decorate the Christmas tree, so the sweets for our afternoon coffee had …

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My Prefect Greek Hearty and Quick Casserole, when it’s cold outside

I have been pending between a post about Moody’s close surveillance of Greek banks (too yuck for weekend), my recipe of Pumpkin Pie ( too much of writing), freezing temperatures in Northern Greece (too hm…), lack of information due to Greek media 48h strike (too boring…) and something light and quick as I’m …

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Olive Oil Festival in Athens: Fans, Hurry up! Nov 27

There is a small Fresh Olive Oil Festival tomorrow, Saturday, in Athens, in Kerameikos. Don’t know where it is? Check in your map. It’s really worth it! This years’ olives have been collected and fresh oil has come out from the mills! Five passionate olive growers and oil makers , …

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The Perfect Greek …Russian Salad

Hm… maybe I should title the post ” The Perfect Russian Salad Greek Style”, but it is a Russian Salad recipe given to my mother and grandmother by a  Russian-Greek friend  half a century ago – call it: Early 1960’s. And anyway Russian Salad is a favorite cold starter in Greece, so it …

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The Perfect Greek Lunch on a Rainy Sunday! Lemon Chicken, Winter Salad

Something in the air smells like an upcoming winter. The body tries to adapt to the new temperatures and slowly starts longing for something warm, soft and comforting. You know something like a s soup or something form the oven. I say that following my own inner voice. I hardly cooked last …

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Greek Souvlaki under Government Attack!

Souvlaki is the for Greeks what Hamburger is for Americans, Bratwurst for Germans and Döner-Kebab for Turks. Souvlaki is our favorite junk food, the super yummy WoW meal, no matter what! Our national snack and best known Greece’s ambassador worldwide comes in all versions for all taste buds and all cholesterol levels. …

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The Perfect Greek Meatballs… are full with Herbs!

I like to cook. In fact occasionally I really love to! But it has to go quick. And it has to be kind of  “light” preferably with lots of fresh, aromatic herbs. I grow oregano, all kinds of basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, majoran, parsley, sage or something more rare and exotic for Greeks …

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