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Chicken Curry Salad

Chicken Curry Salad

Last Wednesday, my mom and I had just finished visiting three floors of art galleries at 49 Geary Street, and decided to head north of San Francisco for lunch. As we were approaching the bay, the fog was getting thicker and by the time we were crossing the Golden Gate Bridge we were completely wrapped in a white… Continue Reading

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Mount Athos Cod With Ouzo & Dried Herbs

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Mount Athos Cod With Ouzo & Dried Herbs

I prepared this dish today for the third time in the the last few weeks and all I am wondering is what has kept me from sharing this recipe with you earlier. Because, honestly, I count nothing but pros! * you will have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes from start to finish * most… Continue Reading

Savarin Au Cognac – An Easy Family Recipe

Savarin Au Cognac – An Easy Family Recipe

Happy 2016 everyone! I should probably be kicking off the new year with healthy quinoa salads, new ways to enjoy kale, sharing organizational tips and so on… Instead, I’ve been spending the first days of the year relaxing, enjoying most of my time indoors (it has been raining non-stop in Northern California), getting creative in a totally old-fashioned way (post coming up… Continue Reading

Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake

If there is only one cake you will bake this season, this has to be the one! Classic and simple, but filled with the flavors of fall; moist and soft from the apples; rich and nutty from the walnuts; with a sweet but a little crispier, crumble-style top.  Is there anything more that you could want with a… Continue Reading

Pasta Flora – Sweet Tart With Apricot Jam

Pasta Flora – Sweet Tart With Apricot Jam

Pasta Flora, the traditional Greek sweet tart topped with a thick layer of  jam, is one of my favorite pastries, especially when it’s prepared with good quality ingredients. Because of its biscuity nature, this is not meant to be a dessert.  Instead, have it with your afternoon coffee or tea. The kids will also love it  with… Continue Reading

Greek Meatballs With Garlic & Cumin In Tomato Sauce – A Lighter Recipe

Greek Meatballs With Garlic & Cumin In Tomato Sauce – A Lighter Recipe

There is one Greek dish for which even the most disciplined vegetarian would consider giving up his dietary beliefs for just one bite: the Greek Meatballs With Garlic and Cumin In Tomato Sauce are truly an explosion of taste! The authentic recipe requires first frying these piquant meatballs in oil and then cooking them in a rich tomato sauce. For a long time now,… Continue Reading

Zucchini And Feta Cheese Squares

Zucchini And Feta Cheese Squares

It was about 10 am this morning in San Francisco and around 8 pm on the island of Skiathos, Greece when I was skyping with my mother, my aunt Nana and their friend Dora. The three of them were spending the last evening of their vacation at my aunt’s summer house and were in a grand mood! For… Continue Reading

Easy Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart

Easy Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart

What’s a girl to do when her friend pulls up in her driveway with a trunk full of tomatoes? That’s just what happened last weekend when our friend called on her way back from her parents’ farm with a car filled with organic, colorful heirloom tomatoes! Honestly, the moment I saw these beauties, I thought… Continue Reading

Oven Delicious Lamb Shanks With Rice

Oven Delicious Lamb Shanks With Rice

In Greece, there are still small neighborhood bakeries that offer one incredible service: you can actually take your food to the bakery and have it baked there for you only for a couple euros. This “service” dates back to the days when homes did not have ovens, and if you wonder why you would consider doing such a… Continue Reading