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Friday’s food for thought with ice cold coffee, the best banana bread, the art of street photography and the charm of a good old t-shirt. 

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This short week seemed to go down a treat. The days were predominantly filled with books (I just started this and find it very hard to put down, despite its size), lots of cake testing and exceptionally bad weather (come on, London! It’s May!). And as such, they were quite ordinary, yet with moments of unexpected beauty and bursts of slightly mad inspiration. The weekend is still up in the air and I’d very much like it to stay this way. As long as there’s cake and more of these fleeting jolts of bliss, it’s all good. [READ MORE]

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Food for thought: yes to eggs for dinner, mixing spices and citrus cocktails, Georgia O’Keeffe, healthy plants, berry cakes & cookies. 

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Compared to last week, which seemed to move like a lazy, annoyed, unmotivated slug, this was a hell of a ride. It was busy and fast, with lots of ups and some downs too; rewarding yet filled with anxiety and tension and two grand highlights: a few successful recipe experimentations (which I will be sharing in the following weeks) and On The Waterfront (which left me with significant crushes on both Brando and Saint). I am ready for the weekend, which will be spent without Mike but with visiting friends and a much needed ladies night in. Have a good one, y’all! [READ MORE]

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This food for thought is all full of spring and anticipation for the coming week: Easter traditions, flower power, delicious cookies and wanderlust. 

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Growing up, the week before Easter was always quite significant; there were lots of traditions involved (some already existing, others having emerged through the years in our family), lots of preparations, fighting and making up. As these were always taking place in our village house, I remember it all so vividly: spring was powerful and omnipresent in the countryside, in every smell, every colour. Each passing moment was significant, different and filled with the season’s enchanting power. I haven’t spent Easter at home in a few years now, but in my heart, throughout this week, I am always there. It is one of my favourite illusions and cooking sustains it wonderfully. So stick around for a couple of my favourite recipes- Easter cookies are coming your way on Monday and tsoureki, my favourite sweet bread and an Easter staple, will make an appearance on Wednesday. Have a great weekend y’all! [READ MORE]

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All about food in this food for thought: delicious cocktails, extraordinary ladies, a gorgeous seasonal pizza & healthy sandwiches. 

Food for thought

Happy Friday, everyone! It feels like spring is finally here- although London weather has a reputation for being notoriously and at times charmingly unpredictable. None the less, we’ve had lots of sunshine the past few days, enough to give me welcome bursts of energy and sudden urges to walk around and get lost in the city (literally, I managed to actually get lost a few blocks close to my house, but because of the sunlight, every wandering moment was sheer pleasure). A few summer plans concerning The Tasty Other are slowly taking shape and I hope I’ll be able to share more soon. In the meantime, I am looking forward to a baking workshop I’ll be teaching this weekend (all with traditional Greek Easter recipes)  and hopefully some time spent in the sunshine with my favourite ladies. Here’s some inspiration for you: this time, it’s all about food! [READ MORE]

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Kids’ lack of sleep, feminism & nudity, super foods, seasonal eating and a spring cake- all in this week’s food for thought.

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I loved this past week, albeit for no specific reason; it was not exciting, nor particularly easy, but it seemed to go down a treat, leaving me pleasantly tired at night and filled with energy every morning. There are no weekend plans, for which I am absolutely grateful; I may finish a couple books I’ve been holding on to and don’t really want to let go of and catch up with a couple of friends. In the cooking department, this killer cocoa & yogurt muffin has bee calling my name for a while now and is begging to be made into a proper cake; and my good friend’s Zoe’s new blog is now up and running, filled with delicious seasonal Greek recipes and tons of ideas to steal. Whatever you do, have a good one! [READ MORE]

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This Food for thought is both thoughtful & light: from staying alive in Syria and healthy relationships, to celebrating flowers and the mighty cheese.

Quinoa bowl with crunchy chickpeas, roasted broccoli, olives, tahini & yogurt sauce and homemade dukkah.

Gee, am I glad to see this week go! It was fairly quiet and bland and I was fairly sick and a little buried with work. Our plans for the weekend are not grand, but they are exactly what’s needed: a good catch up with my favourite ladies and a birthday celebration at St John; also, a Sunday hopefully spent watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid after many many years and playing with a few strawberry recipes- since I have somehow convinced myself that spring is unequivocally here. Have a good one, y’all! [READ MORE]

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This Food for thought is about home and refugees; a beloved Stutterer and a stellar Moonlight; easy mornings and easy lunches.  

Farro lunch

After spending a week in Athens, after only a few irresistibly sunny days which were all at once clamorous and intimately tranquil, nonchalant and deeply moving, I am back in London. Back in this mad beehive, back to my usual ways. I come bearing the signs of parents growing older and wiser and further away, the memories of a perfectly blinding sun and the remains of time passing by appropriately slow. I’ve returned home from home and there’s so much to be inspired by and think about:

An abandoned hotel in downtown Athens houses refugees and the philosophy behind it is truly inspiring.

Race and racism in America in 24 chapters.

“I doubt that I will see a better film than Moonlight this year.” (My thoughts exactly.)

The Oscars are on this Sunday and I can’t help but think back to last year’s ceremony, when Stutterer, my favourite little film, killed it. Love always.

The Brixton memorial for Bowie is a little ugly, a little bold and almost inexplicably makes perfect sense. (And you can contribute to it here.)

The prettiest dish I’ve seen in a while, courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen.

The art of meal planning.

5 steps to becoming (kind of) a morning person.

* Lunch  as it often is around here: farro, green & black beans, sliced raw beetroot, baby kale, grilled haloumi and a drizzle of lemony kefir.

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Today’s food for thought is all about pretty eggs, floral ice cubes, the future of Hollywood and the charm of college radio.

I’ve been at home for the last few days and I could not be happier; things are both relaxed and very stressed, loving and intense, and all around overwhelming. I’ve been spending my time mostly with my sister, over intense workout sessions and even more intense food and cooking sessions. The weekend will be spent over freshly baked pastries, homemade fish and chips, prep for a masquerade ball and lots of time out in the sun. Have a sunny weekend y’all! [READ MORE]

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Food for thought: the power of books and the complexities of gender, the best (cheesy) news and how to cook that steak just right. 

Blueberry, chia, coconut & beet smoothie bowl

This past week was very cold, very intense and quite surprisingly satisfying. Between lunch and dinner with friends, making plans for the blog and prepping for a quick trip back home, the days flew past me with almost enchanted speed. The weekend will hopefully be similarly exciting, spent with my special ladies (I made them these) and in the kitchen, cooking up a few delicious things for y’all here. [READ MORE]

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This week’s Food for Thought is all about the very simple secret behind a healthy diet, a terrific old fashioned new film, supporting refugees and surviving London.

Happy Friday y’all! I’ve enjoyed this past week quite a bit, with all its hustle and bustle. There was a lot of work to be done for the blog, which was both painful at times (one part of me is a giant sloth), and super inspiring (another part of me is a Marvel character). In the midst of it all, I managed to watch the 13th (which kinda kept me up for the better part of a couple nights), spent roughly two hours in Whole Foods looking at herbs and chocolate bars and trying to come up with a plan to try said chocolates without paying (no luck) and played around with V-Day recipe ideas (those damn chocolates!). The weekend ahead will be spend mostly in East London, mostly with friends and will also, probably, include some healthy food (at the Fare Healthy Festival). Have a great one! [READ MORE]