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Friday 15.09.2017
This cherry tomato, sardine & olive pasta was my favourite all summer long and I'll be making it on repeat while tomatoes last. It's so so good! It's no secret tomatoes are summer's highlight for me; come late May, we renew our love affair, which lasts until the last days of…
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Friday 01.09.2017
Buttery, crumbly, sweet and juicy, this apricot & blueberry pie is delicious on its own and even better with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. During colder months, apples and pears are my go to, both for a quick snack and for a pie. In the summer, I very… tagged in , ,
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Friday 25.08.2017
This fluffy courgette flower & pine nut omelette showcases these beautiful blossoms in the best way; and it's even better served with a crisp white wine. One of the things I most look forward to when I go home, is the weekly shop at the farmers market; in Greece, each… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 27.07.2017
This smoked trout and potato hash with lots of fresh herbs and a lemony horseradish cream has become a favourite for a lazy Sunday brunch- so so good! I first made this a while back, when I was full into my love affair with Blas Y Tir's small, chubby &… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 19.07.2017
This almond & white chocolate salami is one of the easiest and quickest desserts you'll ever make- and it is just ideal for summer snacking. I am not exactly sure how this salami got stuck in my head; chocolate is, surprisingly, not something I really crave during the summer months. I… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 12.07.2017
Crusty sourdough, fresh juicy tomatoes and harissa turn this hearty and spicy panzanella into the perfect quick summer dish.  Just have a quick look at my Instagram these days- it's a tomato extravaganza, my own summery inspiration wall, a love letter to the season's true queen. All hail the tomato… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 06.07.2017
In celebration of baking, picnics and all things summer, a beer, bacon & fennel seed bread I've been in love with for quite some time now. In my mind, I love baking; going through my fridge and cupboards, flipping through recipes or eyeing fresh produce of the season. Then slowly,… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 22.06.2017
Buttery and crumbly on the outside, juicy, red and perfectly sweet on the inside- a damn summery, damn fine cherry pie indeed! Pies with buttery, sugary crusts bursting with fruity, juicy fillings are amongst the things I most love to make; there is a bit of challenge to them, which is always a… tagged in , ,
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Friday 16.06.2017
Celebrating Father's Day with a very crunchy and very green fresh pea, watercress & egg tart. Easy, quick, pretty and perfect for all handsome men out there.  Father's Day always comes at one of my favourite times of the year: it's early summer, the weather is usually, hopefully, enticingly warm… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 14.06.2017
This Greek mezze platter features some of my favourites from Oliveology: extra virgin olive oil, delicious cheeses, crunchy olives & thick grape molasses.  I discovered Oliveology a little over a year ago- yet I knew of it. I'd heard stories from friends, Greek and foreigners alike- delicious stories about superb… tagged in ,
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Friday 09.06.2017
One of my favourite chocolate desserts, this spicy avocado cocoa mousse is everything: delicately sweet, smooth and lightly spiced up with pink peppercorns.  Sharing this mousse was somewhat of an aftermath; the initial plan was much different and included an abundance of sweet and savoury Greek gems, all from Oliveology, on… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 31.05.2017
Dangerously easy to make and filled with all sorts of deliciousness, these peanut butter & pretzel brownies are too good to skip. I have no idea what's gotten into me; I should be making salads with every crunchy vegetable under this very bright, long overdue, sun; I should be, at… tagged in ,
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Tuesday 16.05.2017
Flaky, buttery and aromatic, these feta, thyme & pistachio scones are perfect on their own, or served with a spicy yogurt and a mild, fruity chutney. Quite a long while ago, while discussing American biscuits, I elaborately and somewhat clumsily confessed my love for scones. Since then, my passion has… tagged in , ,
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Friday 12.05.2017
Six delicious desserts to celebrate Mother's Day: from the most chocolatey cake, to strawberries & cream and a hell of a banana bread. Happy Mother's Day!  I really am quite oblivious when it comes to all the 'days' celebrated throughout the year- apart from two: Mother's & Father's Day. I…
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Wednesday 03.05.2017
Perfect for this time of year, this asparagus & tuna pasta salad is colourful, delicious and irresistibly light- it's an ideal lunch or dinner for spring. It seems like every year, I am somehow oblivious to the infinite charms of asparagi. Autumn passes and then winter too and I never think about… tagged in , ,
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Monday 24.04.2017
This blueberry, lemon & pine nut cake is exactly how I love a cake to be: simple, sweet, delicious, maybe a little messy and oh so satisfying.  I don't remember when exactly, but somewhere along this weekend, it dawned on me how long it's been since I last made a… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 19.04.2017
A light potato salad with cappers, spring onions and a creamy, lemony yogurt sauce- it's the perfect way to use those perky spring baby potatoes.  Sweet, restless, raffish spring is here, with all its colours, moody weather, all the smells and overwhelming desires and at times melancholy it often brings along. It's… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 11.04.2017
These lemon zest & cardamom Easter cookies are basically a slight variation of one of my favourite recipes from My little Expat kitchen. As I've mentioned on Friday (and on past Easter-related posts), my family relishes traditions of any kind; my father especially, is drawn to activities that involves bells… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 05.04.2017
I can't think of a more spring appropriate dessert than this: shortbreads, strawberries & cream! Delicious and lightly sweet, they are to die for!  I believe that the best way to enjoy strawberries is simply by washing them and devouring them on the spot; to frills, no gimmicks, no extras.… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 29.03.2017
Deliciously cakey and soft, these halva & dark chocolate blondies are subtly sweet, fragrant and guaranteed to make you crazy about halva.  Halva is one of my all time favourite sweet things; I love its tahini flavour, slight sweetness and irresistibly crumbly texture; that aside, it's so dear to me mostly… tagged in , ,
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Monday 20.03.2017
My favourite vegetable platter features lots of crunchy veggies, toasted sourdough, mozzarella balls & my favourite, smooth, green, sour & sweet dip.  One of the things that makes me happiest is having friends over and feeding them. I always prefer preparing the food myself (be it small bites or an… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 14.03.2017
This humble egg, cress & radish sandwich is as simple and unassuming as it sounds and as delicious as each one of its parts. Make a lot, they definitely won't go to waste. I love a good sandwich; one that's made with a fine, not too complex, not too artisan-y… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 02.03.2017
Fragrant and delicious, this garam masala, pumpkin seed & dried cherry oatmeal will make you reconsider oats for breakfast once and for all. In my mind, breakfast is always a little slow and somewhat indulgent; I try to extend this vision to reality as well, as it truly is my… tagged in , ,
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Monday 27.02.2017
Light and delicate, these salmon & cream cheese crêpes are perfect for any time of the day, as well as a great savoury addition to Pancake Day.   As a child and teenager, I seldom spent much time thinking about Easter and the traditions before and around it. See, I was fascinated… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 21.02.2017
A mildly spicy vegetarian chickpea & red pepper coconut curry is full of fragrant spices, and finished off with fresh coriander and lime juice. There's few smells that enchant me as much as curry spices, cooking away along with chopped onion and garlic. It's a strong, bold scent, never overwhelming though, but… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 09.02.2017
Love at first bite: this super healthy, super quick date, hazelnut & coconut fudge is the perfect little treat for your loved ones. I believe I have already mentioned here my affection for Valentine's Day celebrations. It's a silly day and these are silly sentiments, really, but I am holding… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 07.02.2017
Perfect for winter and filled with all the beautiful fruit available, this bright and refreshing citrus & edamame salad is as easy as it is satisfying. I am endlessly in awe of the fresh produce available in spades during spring and sumer. All the captivating colours and intoxicating smells, all… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 02.02.2017
Appropriately thick, deliciously aromatic and ever so slightly spicy, this sausage & porcini bolognese is comfort food at it's best. Dig in! As much as I love pasta, I almost never make meaty sauces to go with it. I seldom cook meat in general, but that's not to say I… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 31.01.2017
Delicious, comforting and endlessly versatile, pasta is a favourite with good reason. Here's how to always cook it to perfection. My favourite dish of all time? Pasta, hands down. Always pasta. I may go through phases where I'll develop a crush on, say, a curry, or a colorful rice salad…
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Wednesday 25.01.2017
Mildly boozy and seriously spicy, this hot toddy will do wonders both for your immune system and your spirit! Bottoms up! I meant to share this for a while now, as it has become my favourite remedy for winter colds. To be perfectly honest, up until recently, I had no… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 18.01.2017
Fragrant, spicy and crunchy, this Egyptian savoury spice blend has the right amount of heat, is very addictive, versatile and so easy to make at home. I don't remember the first time I came across dukkah; what I do remember is how crazy in love I fell. Listen, crunchy texture… tagged in , ,
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Monday 16.01.2017
Delicious and refreshing, filled with green veggies, apple, ginger and turmeric, this is a winner all around. A few days ago, it was all about salted caramel sauce. Today it's about my favourite green smoothie. But really, honestly, essentially, it's all about balance. It really is. Αs beguiled I am… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 12.01.2017
The most delicious salted caramel sauce is also the prettiest of them all! For the past couple of weeks I've been officially obsessed with grains and learning all about how cool they are (they're pretty cool). I've been trying new ones, combining them with grilled chicken or smoked fish and every vegetable under… tagged in
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Tuesday 13.12.2016
These past few days, I've been longing for some extra Christmas spirit-ness and festiveness and joy and whatnot. The house is fully (yet not full on) decorated, our Christmas jumpers are out and some most of the presents are wrapped; yet there was something missing. I couldn't put my finger… tagged in , ,
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Monday 05.12.2016
  I know it's almost Christmas (wait, what???) and all I should be thinking of is presents (edible or otherwise) and delicious seasonal desserts. I know. But I still have a small (not so small) place in my heart for pumpkins. My go-to dishes are usually soup or a banana-style sweet… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 29.11.2016
My love for breakfast has been well documented here. I'm down for almost anything, almost every morning. Οn week days, I like to keep things simple with quick smoothies, full of goodness and flavour, or crunchy and perfectly sweet homemade granola, a nutty bar or hot and creamy quinoa. Some… tagged in , ,
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Monday 14.11.2016
Let's start the week with the absolute best food in the planet: pasta (duh!). Ever since I was a kid I loved everything about pasta: all the varieties and their versatility, how they're basically the perfect canvas for different sauces and ingredients, textures and layers. From a perfectly green, salty and… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 01.11.2016
Happy first of November y'all! I like this time of year- it's not "OMG it's Christmas" spectacular, nor "can't wait to hit the beach" carefree, yet there's something about this month, with it's dark afternoons and first cold blasts, that fills me with a somewhat calm sense of comfort and… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 25.10.2016
Less than a week. That's how long there's left before Halloween- not that I'm counting. For the past few years, this time in October I get all excited and giddy and spend a ridiculous amount of time decorating the house, testing recipes (this candied salty cashew popcorn and these fruity… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 11.10.2016
It's cold! And sunny! And cold, dammit, so very cold! But hey, it comes with the season, along with a few other things, so lovely and so close to my heart: leaves with the most stunning colours, Halloween and Bonfire night right around the corner and, you guessed it, delicious, hearty… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 19.09.2016
Every September, I'm dreading the whole back to school transition: until my work schedule is all figured out and most of my boring everyday affairs are in order, I'm constantly in a mild frantic state. At the same time, I love going back to parts of my routine, especially those involving exercising,… tagged in , ,
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Monday 12.09.2016
With the exception of a super rainy, gloomy Saturday, the weather in London has been almost unseasonably sunny and hot- and the forecast for this week is similarly bright and promising. We won't be around for it, but luckily California also promises a beautiful Indian summer. And while I kinda can't wait… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 06.09.2016
I've been back in Athens for a week now and while I've developed a deep home-sickness for London, I've also been craving summer dishes. I still can't get enough of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits and all I wanna do before I go back to my beloved moody city is to… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 24.08.2016
I'm back y'all! The past couple of weeks have been spent in a frantic wedding prep haze, equally filled with joy, bickering, tension and excitement. We're tying the knot in a couple of days and since I've now crossed off most of what needs to be done of dozens of… tagged in , ,
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Monday 18.07.2016
This beet, feta & thyme tart tatin ticks is so easy and delicious, I'm really confused as to why it's taken me so long to come up with. Gorgeous beets, flakey, buttery pastry, salty feta and fresh thyme- check. Easy, quick and fuss free cooking- check again. Tons of flavour… tagged in , ,
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Monday 11.07.2016
When summer approaches and along with it come all the beautiful seasonal fruit, peaches somehow escape me at first. I go crazy over strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries; I'm smitten with nectarines and then, in the middle of said love affairs, I see peaches. And every time, I just can't… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 06.07.2016
A couple weeks ago, I spent a whole day making pies for an event. They were filled with spinach and swiss chard, feta and ricotta and I was filled with joy. I love making pie of any kind and this is probably my favourite savoury combo. At the end of… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 27.06.2016
One of the things rarely found in our kitchen is bread. Don't get me wrong- I LOVE bread, both making and (even more) eating it. The main reason for its absence is simple: bakeries are not the same here as back home. Seriously, Greece seems to have a bakery in almost… tagged in , , , ,
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Wednesday 22.06.2016
Who was it that invented food trucks? Especially those serving quick, perfectly flavoured, spicy little bites of food wrapped in something delicious? Who was that genius mastermind? My hat off to them, because all of the above describe one of my favourite things to eat and pretty much sum up… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 06.06.2016
Yesterday was my mom's birthday. For the past ten years or so, I'm not around to celebrate with her, but I always try to mark the occasion by making her a delicious dessert. Even though she's not around to enjoy it, I'm always very happy to do it (and eat… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 01.06.2016
Pasta is probably my favourite thing to eat; it's easy, simple and delicious, aka the definition of comfort food. Although I can't resist a serving (or two) of a classic tomato sauce slow-cooked with all sorts of herbs, garlic and onion, or a big plate of this stunning, pitch black… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 03.05.2016
These Nordic open-faced sandwiches have been the most fun I've had in the kitchen lately. I love an large array of mise-en-place when preparing a dish- the OCD side of me feels perfectly at home- and if the little bits and bobs I need to plate are extra pretty (like… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 19.04.2016
This spinach, dill & lemon basmati rice is my friend Zoe's version of spanakorizo (spinach rice) a Greek dish which is both widely loved and loathed. I used to belong to the latter category; I passionately despised spanakorizo, even when it was prepared by my mom, a truly exceptional cook. I… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 21.03.2016
  Couscous is probably my favourite speedy food. It's the perfect blank canvas for easy comfort food and while it can turn super delicious with very few additions, it never feels heavy, but always keeps its delicate flavour and appearance. Now that spring is (almost) around the corner, more so than… tagged in , , , ,
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Friday 11.03.2016
Seeds and nuts are two of my favourite ingredients. I almost always grab a combo of both when I'm on the go and only about a handful can keep me full without weighing me down. They're also perfect for topping salads, rice, couscous and quinoa dishes- I love their versatility…
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Monday 07.03.2016
I'm coming back with a bang, back with this mango & passion fruit vanilla bundt cake. But let me first explain my absence. Remember how in my last post I mentioned how kinda crazy my week had been? Boy, was I about to get schooled. The one that just passed was hands… tagged in , ,
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Friday 26.02.2016
The last week or so has been kinda different; Mike's in LA on business (and by business I mean the freakin' OSCARS, for which Stutterer, the little gem he did the cinematography for, has been nominated WON AN ACADEMY AWARD! Wait, what?!?) and I'm in London, up to my eyeballs in… tagged in , ,
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Monday 22.02.2016
Probably my favourite way to come up with dishes is by making use of ingredients I already have in hand. While I'm very focused when I prep and cook, before I'm ready to get in the kitchen, I'm often found in a super enthusiastic, semi-chaotic, ultimately exhausting state: fresh produce,… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 16.02.2016
I'm gonna be go super hip and on trend today with this spinach, avocado & maple smoothie bowl. I mean, smoothie bowls are all the rage right now and knowing my love of all things breakfast, they could not escape my hungry radar. I enjoy a decadent start in the… tagged in , ,
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Friday 12.02.2016
Before I walk you through today's delicious porcini, eddoe & chive frittata, let me first provide some context: one of my favourite culinary discoveries is the versatility of eggs. Yup, plain ol' eggs. I know, I know, big whoop for many of you already familiar with this magical wonderland. But… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 05.02.2016
Tarts are one of my favourite things to eat, throughout the year and at all times of the day. To begin with, I love the different textures: the crumbly, at times crunchy exterior, usually bursting with buttery deliciousness and the usually soft, even juicy filling. And then there's the endless variety of… tagged in , , , ,
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Friday 29.01.2016
Every time I’m reunited with my sister, there are certain things that always take place (almost in this specific order): we hug and kiss (dramatically, on my part- Alkyoni is way cooler than me to gasp and whisper sweet nothings to my ear); we exchange gifts, have our first coffee… tagged in , ,
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Monday 18.01.2016
Coming back after the holidays, in a slight haze after days filled with too much romance, wine, friends and cheese, I couldn't help but notice all the many healthy recipes all around. I mean, all those smoothies and fruit and veggie bowls and scrumptious salads and oh my! Getting back into… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 11.01.2016
Throughout the holidays, one of the things I enjoyed the most about the various dinner we attended or hosted at home was the starters. Not the meat, which was in overwhelming abundance, not the wine, which was flowing non stop, but the little bits and pieces available before the actual meal:… tagged in , ,
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Friday 08.01.2016
You know how, when it comes to vegetables (or anything, really), you have your star players and your underdogs? Tomatoes, avocadoes, the mighty kale, carrots- they're all winners, loved by most and consumed enthusiastically. And then you have others, like broccoli and cauliflower which are less fancy, less sparkly, less… tagged in , ,
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Monday 21.12.2015
If you're anything like me, you're still not done with your Christmas shopping, still going for last minute runs to the stores (oh how I loathe all the stores around Christmas time!) or the post office (seriously, the worst). If you're like me, you're still trying to find the perfect extra… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 16.12.2015
This year I'll be spending the holidays in London. It's the first time I won't be in Greece with my family and I'm feeling pretty bittersweet about it. See, I really love my loud, overbearing, inspiring, always-in-your-face family. I love and miss them constantly. Plus, they really know how to… tagged in ,
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Monday 14.12.2015
Happy Monday everyone! Today is the last day of the BHMA Food Blog Awards competition. Maybe by now you've had enough of it: enough mentions, shout-outs, recipes featuring Knorr stocks (which are delicious btw,  competition or not). But bear with me just for a tinsy bit longer. Bear with me… tagged in , , ,
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Saturday 12.12.2015
Two. That’s exactly how many meat recipes I have here. And it’s not wonder. See, I like meat, I really do. But it’s not my favourite thing to eat, hence, when I prepare meals, look for and test recipes, it’s almost always not on my mind. Also, I have to admit,… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 03.12.2015
The past couple of days have been filled with shopping, organising dinners, decorating the house, wrapping presents and writing cards. I already have pine needles on my carpet, enough fairy lights to give me a dizzy spell and a freezer filled with more smoked salmon I  know what to do with. And… tagged in
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Monday 30.11.2015
I don't cook risotto very often, which is weird, considering how much I love it. A few years ago, I used to make it almost once a week. It was my Saturday dish, the main reason I'd wake up in a moderately good mood at 7am for 5 years straight,… tagged in ,
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Friday 20.11.2015
I often think that cooking is like putting together an outfit. Your basic ingredients are the garments and spices are all the little things that make an outfit special, like a great hat, a colorful scarf, a beautiful simple belt, a distinct piece of jewelry, a nice deep red lipstick or… tagged in
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Monday 09.11.2015
Let's start this week with my favourite kind of dish: easy, quick and delicious. Let's start with a salad of sorts, filled with wholesome and earthy wild rice, fresh vegetables and fruit and a simple sweet and sour vinaigrette. I'm always on the fence about Monday- sometimes I wake up… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 04.11.2015
Baked nachos is one of my favourite things in the world.  Yours too?  Hi, nice to meet you. Tortilla chips are grand, melted cheese is king- and the two combined is one of this things dreams are made of.  My first encounter with them was at a movie theater.  I'm… tagged in , ,
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Friday 30.10.2015
Beware people, pumpkin craziness season is upon us! All sizes, all colours and shapes, some ridiculously overprices, but all so lovely, pumpkins are currently les belles of the ball. You really can’t escape them- but honestly, why would you want to? Sweet in taste and with such deep autumn-y colours,… tagged in , ,
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Monday 26.10.2015
My love for cheese and entertaining people at home has been well-documented here (especially the cheesy part).  Understandably, I consider putting together the perfect fall cheese platter essential (and so much fun!) for a relaxed lunch or dinner at home. I love cheese.  All kinds, all textures, all smells.  What… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 21.10.2015
7 tasty nut recipes from The Tasty Other, filled with all their goodness.  I think I first fell in love with nuts in my very early twenties.  We always had them around the house. But where I most enjoyed them was at my father’s office, when he’d have me over… tagged in
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Friday 16.10.2015
I know, I know. This weather calls for soups and hearty dishes and our days require heaps of delicious desserts, right? So right. But since the season has so many pretty and delicious vegetables and fruits to offer, we'll also want to incorporate these as well all in our everyday meals and savour as much as possible, right? Right again.… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 14.10.2015
Soon after I moved to London, I discovered scones. Once I did, I celebrated this discovery by religiously consuming a scone once a week, every Saturday morning right before work. I was hooked: rich, not too sweet, crumbly and buttery, scones were pretty much the sole reason I was only… tagged in , ,
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Friday 09.10.2015
Wednesday was all about the little bits and bobs that'll help us embrace fall. Now that we have that part all figured out, it's time for more comfort, more fall love. And what better way to give and receive love than through food? (There are some other ways, sure, but let's… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 30.09.2015
Of all the pulses out there, lentils are my least favourite. Actually, let me clarify: lentils, the way they are usually prepared in Greece -as a watery stew with onion and/or garlic, bay leaves and often times carrots- that’s one of my least favourite pulse dishes. I can’t bear it… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 23.09.2015
For someone that loves chocolate as much as I do (a lot!), the fact that hot chocolate leaves me quite indifferent is a little surprising. Every time I’m at a café with friends and one of them orders hot chocolate, I’m always shocked- of all the coffee and tea varieties available,… tagged in , ,
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Friday 11.09.2015
    Stone fruits are my go-to, especially towards the end of the summer. They're not as striking as watermelon and melon, not even as fancy as grapes or figs. But they're just as pretty, just as tasty and around late August, when I've had way way too much of the… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 08.09.2015
This week is devoted to the last days of summer. It's an homage of sorts to that glorious season and all its fresh and delicious vegetables, their colour and smells. This summer has truly been unforgettable: it was long and relaxing, filled with family, refreshing naps, layers of sunscreen, blinding sun,… tagged in ,
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Thursday 03.09.2015
Spetzofai is one of my favourite summer dishes and probably the one I most enjoy eating at our summer house. It's a very popular traditional quick summer stew of sorts, named after the word spetza, an alternative name for pepper, and the word food. The reason why we make it so often… tagged in , , ,
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Thursday 27.08.2015
I love our summer house more than words. I think it's the prettiest place on earth and most of my happy childhood memories are from there. I'm also well aware that it's not perfect; one of it's imperfections is it's oven: sure, it's working, but only when it feels like it.… tagged in , ,
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Monday 24.08.2015
  My very long holiday is slowly coming to an end. I spent the short break I took from the blog eating loads of things from our garden, tasting the most delicious roast chicken I've had, trying to recreate the taste and look of mine and my sisters favourite summer… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 10.08.2015
Remember how last week I was all about grapes and how melons and watermelons should make way for them already so they could shine they way the should? Well, just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. Watermelons that is. They've charmed me once again. I didn't… tagged in , ,
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Friday 07.08.2015
Spoon desserts are quite the Greek tradition. They're also very popular, very sweet and can be made using almost any kind of fruit boiled with sugar and oftentimes added herbs and/or spices. When I was a kid and a teenager I considered them unbearably uncool, boring and tasteless; I mean,… tagged in ,
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Monday 03.08.2015
This week is (almost) all about grapes. The star fruits of the summer are usually watermelon and melon, are they not? They are juicy, sweet and absolutely irresistible with their gorgeous colours and lovely flesh. I get it, I really do, you can't say no to them, you can't really… tagged in ,
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Friday 31.07.2015
One of the ingredients from back home I miss the most is fish. Don't get me wrong- you can find many delicious varieties in London and, since I eat fish at least twice a week, I enjoy them thoroughly. But, there's something about Greek fish I just can't get over; maybe… tagged in ,
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Monday 27.07.2015
This is one of my all time favourite dishes, an adaptation of a Diane Kochilas recipe. I first came across it when I was in college, featured on a monthly food magazine, amongst ten of her favourite dishes. It wasn't just the recipes that I loved, but also the way… tagged in ,
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Monday 20.07.2015
Aubergines are probably my favourite summer vegetable. The ones I find in London, somehow often seem not quite right. That's probably because I'm so used to a specific kind: the kind that comes straight from our garden, chubby and shiny, sometimes a little bruised, always in different shapes, always so beautiful. These purple… tagged in , ,
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Friday 17.07.2015
A few weeks ago, I became full on obsessed with making (and eating) pizza at home. This happens at least once a year, much to the delight of my partner and the dismay of my summer clothes. But as I love him more than clothes (and, truthfully, because at least… tagged in ,
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Monday 13.07.2015
Greece, apart from chaotic, messy and gorgeous, is also super hot during the summer months. Like, super super hot, you guys. Living in London, I long for bright long days, striking blue clear skies and sunshine throughout the year. Yet, every time I return, I'm always literally taken aback by the… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 10.07.2015
It's been a week since I've been back home and my days are filled with moments of complete relaxation by the sea, in great company, sharing simple delicious food; they are also equally filled with frustrated, yet filled with sarcastic humor, political conversations over copious amounts of ice cold beer… tagged in ,
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Monday 06.07.2015
Let's start this week on a wholesome, delicious and kinda sweet tone, shall we? Let's start with some TLC, some gentle love for ourselves and for others. Let's start with familiar, comforting, good-for-you, hitting-all-the-right-notes ingredients. Let's start with breakfast. My usual breakfast is pretty repetitive, pretty healthy, pretty much planned… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 03.07.2015
I've just returned home for a bit of work and a lot of holidaying. Going back is always overwhelming, a messy mosaic of emotions, especially during the first few days: passionate anticipation to be reunited with my family and friends, unnecessary mourning for some of my beloved everyday London rituals,… tagged in , , , ,
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Monday 29.06.2015
I left home for college when I was 18. I couldn’t wait. I was not a particularly rebellious teenager, although I was a big pain in the butt, and had a pretty good relationship with my parents, but I.could.not.wait to leave. So I went to college in the north, in… tagged in , ,
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Friday 26.06.2015
I have a ferocious sweet tooth- shock right there, huh? Yeah, in case it hasn't been clear from the many dessert recipes and ramblings I've been posting here, I thought I’d underline it, just to be clear. Lately, I've been getting my hands mostly on ice-creams and sorbets; it’s not that… tagged in ,
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Monday 22.06.2015
Today's soup is the love child of two of my favourite recipes. This beautiful pea & mint winter soup was meant to be with this colorful, summery gazpacho. It was love at first sight, for real. And so it was for me too- how could it not? Sweet vegetables, tons… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 19.06.2015
Have a mentioned enough times here how much I love pies? And I mean all pies, sweet and savoury, simple or intricate, thick or delicate, with homemade or storebought dough- love them all. All day, everyday, pie is king. During the summer though, I mostly gravitate towards the sweet varieties:… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 15.06.2015
My father is quite rarely mentioned here. He almost never talks about food- he barely discusses the recipes I share on the blog, although he's told me over and over again that he likes the stories I write. Sometimes, he also comments on mistakes he finds- which doesn't surprise me at all. When I was… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 12.06.2015
Let's end the week on a sweet note, shall we? Let's a make a dessert- one that's not fussy, but super summery and absolutely delicious. Also, keeping in with yesterday's lecture about guilt and my declaration of love for light weekly meals, let's also make it simple, quick, without butter or… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 08.06.2015
I have a love & hate relationship with fried food. I love it, because it's delicious and crunchy and hitting all the round notes and I hate it, because I dread frying. You know, that ol' thing, where you need to stand over a hot pan, turning pieces of fish,… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 01.06.2015
As a kid and teenager, I never drunk anything apart from water, milk and freshly squeezed juices; there were never sodas or ready made juices around and I never really craved them. Our first summer after high school, when I had discovered and was passionately devoted to coffee, my sister,… tagged in , ,
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Friday 29.05.2015
As I've mentioned on yesterday's post, my grandma was a mess in the kitchen. Yet, she had a recipe book (mostly because she had to, I think) which has now been passed on to me. About a third of it is blank, and although all the recipes are written in her… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 22.05.2015
Blueberries are here, people! Yay for blueberries, always and forever! I love all berries, but these dark purple, juicy and sweet beauties might just be my favourite. From the moment they're in season, I buy them constantly and they're a staple in most of my breakfast dishes; yogurt with lots… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 13.05.2015
It's spring! And everything is beautiful and in bloom and the days are longer and the coats are off and all is great and ready for the summer, but... What about soup? You know, that amazing, comforting, go-crazy, give-me-all-you-got winter wonder that warms up the body and the heart- are we… tagged in , ,
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Monday 11.05.2015
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day; I know, I sound like a broken record, but to me (and others, I guess) it’s not just a meal: it’s your first choice of the day, a simple pleasure, yet one that I truly cherish. I really don't get people who have… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 29.04.2015
I love Mexican food; its ingredients (I mean, limes, avocados, chillies, corn, beans, tortillas, tequila, you get it, right?), the heat and flavours, all those vibrant colours and different textures. When I was about 11 or 12, I went with my sister, my mom and one of her friends to… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 27.04.2015
A while ago, I came across a fascinating read: Jack White (or at least his crew) apparently requires guacamole to be available when touring. And not just any ol’ guac: there’s specific instructions and measurements sent to venues, so that the humble yet delicious dip is made to their liking. Now,… tagged in , ,
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Friday 24.04.2015
One of the reasons why I love cooking with vegetables and fruits so much is the endless variety in colours and shapes. Case in point, kiwis. When you first look at one, all you see is a small, bland, hairy potato. But… Cutting through it and it’s a whole different… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 22.04.2015
I was reading an article about hipsters the other day; apparently you guys, hipsters are no more. So long hipsters. Somewhere in the article, foods served in jars were mentioned. Huh. So jars are not just convenient storing devices for your pantry, they've also been touched by hipsterism. Huh. Do… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 15.04.2015
Egg fried rice is one of my all time favourite late night dishes. There is a particular teeny tiny, super busy spot in Soho that makes the best one I've had so far- I usually find it by smell, as every time I’ve been there I was either too tired… tagged in , ,
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Friday 10.04.2015
As I mentioned on yesterday’s post, one of the biggest Greek Orthodox Easter traditions is the making and consumption of mageiritsa, a meaty, herby soup, on Easter Eve. Although I'm not fussy at all when it comes to food and will probably eat anything put in front of me, I… tagged in , , , ,
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Friday 03.04.2015
You gotta have eggs for Easter, right? Chocolate or hard boiled ones, in beautiful colours. I'm used to Easter eggs being painted red and smashed together, two at a time, with the winner being the one whose egg remained intact. We always spent the Easter holidays in the mountains and the eggs to be… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 01.04.2015
Easter holidays signify many different things for me- most of which are associated with family and I will be sharing them next week, just in time for Orthodox Easter, the one I was brought up celebrating. For the past couple of years however, Easter in London has been all about spending… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 25.03.2015
Let's talk snacks; I have an endless love for them (which has well been documented here, here, here, as well as in various conversations I've had both with myself, as well as with others- often without being asked) and an overwhelming need to constantly come up with new recipes and… tagged in ,
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Friday 20.03.2015
My favourite part of an Indian meal, is naan bread; at a restaurant or at home, I hold my fork on one hand, while the other is constantly stuck on a big chunk of naan, and then another and another. I just can't get enough of it’s slightly chewy texture,… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 16.03.2015
A couple years ago, I became full on, absolutely, ridiculously obsessed with soda bread. I would buy a chunky loaf from our local bakery/deli and polish it off in a couple of days. It was dense and fulfilling, with just the right amount of sweetness and dried fruit- and the… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 06.03.2015
It really doesn't take much to throw a successful dinner party; as I've shared on Monday’s post, as long as you get a bit organised with the prep required, being surrounded by good friends alone is a guarantee for a fun night in. Even though preparing and plating appetisers is… tagged in , ,
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Friday 20.02.2015
Ras el hanout is probably my favourite spice blend; I’m not exactly sure how/when I discovered it, but ever since I did, I often find a way to sneak it in desserts (like in this apple cake, or these delicious no-bake fig and sesame balls) and few savoury dishes. The… tagged in , ,
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Monday 16.02.2015
When I hear the word 'smoothie', I usually picture a juicy burger, too many sweet potato fries and a larger than life glass filled with peanut butter ice cream and- wait, that's not a smoothie. That's a milkshake. Right... I always get these two wrong.  A smoothie has fruit and… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 11.02.2015
Here’s how I'm picturing this: it’s the middle of the week and you're tired. Tired from work, play, whatever, tired of all the Valentine buzz around you, so tired, that all you need is to bury your woes (and your face) in one single meal. It has to be soup,… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 09.02.2015
Just when you thought that after the last few posts, I was done being cheesy… Behold! V-day is upon us! I always though Valentine’s Day was lame. Lame and commercial; that was until, a few years ago, I was shocked to find out that my parents celebrated Valentine’s Day- flowers, gifts,… tagged in , , , ,
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Wednesday 28.01.2015
Here's the story of the quince and I: my parents dine out quite a bit and when I was in college,  when I'd come home for the holidays, we'd often all go for dinner at my parents' favourite local restaurant. Everything about it was old school: the decor, the grumpy-looking, yet… tagged in ,
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Monday 26.01.2015
This weeks is all about cheese, only one of my favourite things to eat. I'm not a snob when it comes to it- I love almost every kind, in almost every form. Growing up, there was always a few different cheese varieties in our fridge (popular Greek ones, Stilton, parmesan and often a… tagged in , ,
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Friday 23.01.2015
I first came across a recipe for a bread pudding going through the pages of Cosmopolitan, on a night flight from London to Athens; I was tired, cranky and super hungry. But flipping through my favourite flight read, there it was, the perfect mood changer: a dessert made with bread,… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 21.01.2015
I always prefer going to the gym is early in the morning- as early as possible, so I can get it over and done with; also the relative quietness allows me to focus on my workout and my daydreaming about food- my favourite thing to think about when exercising. A few… tagged in , ,
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Monday 19.01.2015
A couple months ago, I told you all about how breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Seriously; I never ever skip breakfast; it doesn't matter if it’s 6 in the morning, frantically trying to catch a flight, or hangover silly after two glasses of red wine. There has… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 14.01.2015
When I was a teenager, I would decide whether I liked someone or not depending on how they answered a simple answer: what’s your favourite band? I think my answer was always ‘The Velvet Underground’ because I really, truly loved them- and still do; also, because I thought they were… tagged in , ,
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Monday 12.01.2015
So the other day, my friend George requested some food inspiration to beat the January blues. I hear you, buddy. The weeks after the holidays suck. The tree is down, the presents have been opened and it’s time to put your party shoes away and get back to your normal… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 09.01.2015
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but my parents LOVE throwing parties; be it for the holidays, other occasions or for absolutely no reason at all, we grew up in a house that was seemingly constantly filled with people.  My parents are also big on name day celebrations: while… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 07.01.2015
As I've previously mentioned, I don't often cook meat- I'm not a vegetarian and don't dislike meat, but I usually find myself mostly inspired by vegetables and their different colours, shapes and textures, plus I can't resist the simplicity that cooking fish requires. Mostly, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to… tagged in , ,
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Monday 05.01.2015
Vasilopita (Basil pie) is the highlight of the season's festivities for me; the dessert is named after St Basil, a very wealthy and generous man living in Cappadocia in the 4th century who, as the story goes, decided to distribute his fortune to those in need, by making small pies and hiding money… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 31.12.2014
For the past few years, I spend New Year's Eve at my parents house, with family and close friends of my parents. I always anticipate this night mostly because of the food- even though past 12 o'clock things usually deteriorate for me: by that time I have eaten so much,… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 29.12.2014
One of my favourite treats during the holiday season was the little cheese pies (tyropitakia) my maternal grandma used to make; shaped like teeny tiny croissants, filled with feta and brushed with lots of butter, they were delicious and irresistible- like, really irresistible: I usually ate three in a row,… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 24.12.2014
Christmas morning is one of my favourite times of the year. It’s always spent in our house in the mountains, just the four of us, opening presents, while consuming copious amounts of coffee and dragging the monstrous breakfast we have prepared to almost lunch time. As I've previously mentioned, time… tagged in , , , ,
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Monday 22.12.2014
Last Friday night I arrived back home in Athens for the holidays. Ever since, I've been in the midsts of a tornado of love, affection, confrontation and laziness. Along with my sister, I've also been caught up in a semi-frantic, absolutely childish, totally satisfying holiday mode, which includes blow up… tagged in , ,
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Friday 19.12.2014
As of late, my favourite mid-day snack is a red, juicy apple, cut in thick wedges, with some tahini drizzled on top, finished off with some sea salt flakes. I always love combining sweet and salty flavours and this one is just perfect for a quick bite: the fruit, along… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 10.12.2014
In the wintertime, when the living is sometimes not so easy, mac & cheese is hands down one of my favorite comfort foods. I don't cook it often though, since I've noticed that I can easily scoff down half a baking dish on my own. Easily. Over the years, I ‘ve… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 04.12.2014
The Sunday before I left for Paris, we had  two of my favourite people over for dinner. Since I hadn't seen them in a while, I had a spectacular meal planned- in my head and in my fridge. But that was also the Sunday we decided to spend lazily, ditching… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 02.12.2014
Banana bread was one of the first successful desserts I ever made. I started off with some almost-black, sad looking bananas, some sugar, butter and flour. It was a no-brainer, really. I chopped up whatever was left from a dark chocolate bar (chocolate bars can always be found in my kitchen- black… tagged in , , ,
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Friday 14.11.2014
Turmeric is one of my favourite spices. I often add fresh pieces to hot water with lemon and ginger, and drink it first thing in the morning. When I cook, I usually use turmeric powder; I love its deep yellow colour and distinct, earthy flavour, at once peppery and mustardy,… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 12.11.2014
When I was little, I considered rice a poor substitute for pasta. I thought it didn't taste or look like much, but because I was stubborn, I was sure that if I cooked it myself, it would miraculously improve. I was also clueless and sloppy when it came to cooking, and… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 10.11.2014
Food that combines savoury and sweet flavours is usually my favourite. In desserts I often crave a hint of saltiness- it doesn't get much better than these dark chocolate cookies with sea salt flakes. In savoury dishes, I love the combination of fresh fruit with vegetables and cheese: savoury breads, salads,… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 04.11.2014
Tomorrow is Bonfire Night; I find the story behind this anniversary fascinating and I can think of few things as exciting and pretty as a mid-week firework-filled night. This year, the mild weather makes me anticipate the 5th of November even more: it means that I can watch the fireworks dressed nicely… tagged in , , , ,
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Thursday 30.10.2014
Even though I'm not at all a fussy eater,  I rarely eat meat. It’s not that I don't like it, but I usually find myself gravitating more towards vegetable or fish when cooking and eating out. The way I eat and cook has been greatly influenced by my parents’ dietary… tagged in , , ,
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Tuesday 28.10.2014
Mashed potatoes is one of these dishes, that can easily go from spectacular to 'what-the-hell-is-this-I'm-eating'. I mean, it's not terribly exciting, appearance and texture-wise, but at the same time, just because it is so plain in its main ingredients, it allows for lots of  improvisation and additions. A few Sundays… tagged in , ,
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Sunday 26.10.2014
A big part of why I love Halloween so much has to do with the whole extravagance of it: the spooky decoration, the decadent food, the dressing up- I love all of it, even though it is highly commercialised. Another, equally significant reason, is the initial idea behind it: celebrating… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 22.10.2014
Pumpkins must be my favourite autumnal ingredient; growing up, we'd usually cook with the squashes from our garden, but ever since I moved to London, it seems like I'm discovering a new kind of pumpkin every year. I love the variety in shapes and colours, how durable they are, as… tagged in , ,
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Monday 20.10.2014
The end of summer always leaves me with bittersweet emotions: while I don't want to let go of the hot temperatures, smell of sunscreen, warm starry nights and the overall easiness of the season, I long for the first signs of fall. I ‘m always happy to see the sidewalks… tagged in , ,
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Friday 17.10.2014
Pancakes are my favourite leisurely breakfast; easy and quick to prepare, versatile, sweet or savoury, I love them all. I usually make them on Sunday- after I come back from the gym (I believe counter-productive is the word you're looking for here). A couple weekends ago, we had a friend… tagged in
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Monday 13.10.2014
This week is all about breakfast; my favourite meal of the day, my favourite thing to make and eat. "Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life... Somewhere, someone is starting breakfast and thinking, 'Today… tagged in , ,
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Friday 10.10.2014
One of the (few) things I enjoy about cold weather is my craving for comfort food. Most specifically, my craving for soup. I absolutely LOVE making and eating soups!  As with most of my cooking, this has also been influenced by my mom: the woman can turn just about anything… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 09.10.2014
I've been called many things over the years, but the two that keep regularly coming up are ‘princess’ and ‘pain in the ass’. I would love to elaborate and/or explain, but, really, I think I should better keep quiet. I can be both of these things, but, thankfully, I ‘m also… tagged in ,
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Wednesday 24.09.2014
I first went to the Nordic Bakery some three years ago. I remember it vividly, as it was an early morning, it was freezing and I was hungry. I must say, I am a morning person; I wake up early and the little time I spend alone with my coffee,… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 18.09.2014
Pairing fruit with cheese is often my go-to approach when making savoury dishes (have I mentioned this before? Probably. Talking about cheese is one of favourite pastime activities). I especially like to use pears, as I often find them to be overly sweet on their own.  Another favourite pastime activity of… tagged in , , ,
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Monday 15.09.2014
With September well underway, I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that summer is gone. It took me a while. Just two weeks ago, I was still in flip flops and light summers dresses, sunglasses almost permanently on, no watch, just suncream. It feels like I've blinked and found… tagged in , ,
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Thursday 11.09.2014
I love radishes! Their beautiful colour (blinding reddish pink on the outside, soothing white on the inside), crunchy texture and, my favourite, their spicy taste. Like so, they are the perfect addition to a salad or a cheese plate.  I had them by the handful during my holidays, as Niko,… tagged in , ,
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Tuesday 09.09.2014
Yemista (meaning 'stuffed ones') is a traditional and very popular Greek vegetable dish (although one can also find variations with minced meat in the filling). For me, it’s the quintessential summer eat. Even though my mom doesn’t cook many traditional dishes, she would cook it as soon as we got to our… tagged in ,
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Sunday 31.08.2014
Along with stories about food and personal preferences, Marina also shared her chicken casserole recipe. Enjoy! 'During the winter, I make a chicken casserole on the stovetop, at least once a week- It helps to keep the winter colds at bay! Place an organic chicken in a large pot Add the following:… tagged in ,
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Monday 25.08.2014
Alkyoni, my sis, is an amazing cook; she is not a big dessert person (whaaa? it infuriates me just writing about it. Eat some cake!) but (on the brighter side) she loves making delicious salads, hearty breakfasts and simple mouth-drooling asian dishes. What’s more so, I think her slight OCD… tagged in ,
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Sunday 24.08.2014
My mother grew up in a city by the sea, where fish was not only in abundance, but you could also buy it daily from the docks, straight after it came out of the water. One of her fondest childhood memories was from her father coming home, early in the… tagged in ,
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Friday 08.08.2014
I grew up eating savoury pies. Both my grandmothers were excellent pie makers- even my mom’s mom, the non-domestic goddess one, could make a mean cheese pie with her eyes closed.  When most of my friends had some sort of roast meat on Sunday, we often had pie. Filled with… tagged in , ,
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Saturday 26.07.2014
I've been under a California spall recently. Ever since I got my hands on this beautiful book, I've been day-dreaming of palm trees, sandy beaches, vineyards and houses on hills; I've been blasting The Beach Boys all day on my iPod and, going through photos from Coachella festivals, I've been wishing… tagged in ,
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Friday 04.07.2014
Summer makes me happy. The sunny mornings, the long evenings with their slight breeze, gorgeous flowers seen all around the city, ladies in their beautiful summer dresses... Summer also makes me hungry, craving for light dishes, filled with seasonal vegetables and fragrant herbs.  This easy-peasy tart feels just right for… tagged in , ,
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Friday 04.07.2014
I made my very first batch of brownies back in high school, when my attempts in baking where few and far between, in the spur of the moment, amidst teenage chaos and drama, lack of organising or appreciation of ingredients. When I was living in Manchester and still not baking… tagged in ,
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Thursday 03.07.2014
Every inch of the gardens in my family's country house is covered with beautiful flowers, plants and trees, courtesy of my parents' ever-impressive green thumb. Among them, there are about a dozen olive trees, which are their pride and joy. Years back, when we collected our first olives, I was over the moon with… tagged in ,
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Friday 20.06.2014
The three main ingredients in hummus (tahini paste, chickpeas and lemons) have been featured in many of my family’s meals ever since I was a kid. It’s therefore no surprise that it’s almost always my go-to choice when it comes to savory snacks. Since I ‘m having it so often,… tagged in , ,
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Wednesday 18.06.2014
When I eat out, Asian cuisine is often my go-to. Even though my favourites are Thai and Korean, I am also very happy to have alternatives, most often medleys of recipes and flavours from different regions. Most of the time, I go for a dish that will incorporate soba noodles,… tagged in , , ,
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Wednesday 18.06.2014
I am completely unable to resist any dessert that has lots of butter and nuts, resting on some sort of pastry. My sister's previous job was very conveniently (for me) situated almost next door to a pastry shop that specialised in such desserts, and as soon as I took a… tagged in ,