November 26, 2019

Icelandic skonsur or scones, when translated into English, are delicious thick, airy griddle cakes that are best eaten directly from the skillet smothered with butter or topped with something sweet or savory.  My granny often served them with thin slices of smoked lamb...

November 25, 2019

Fennel, native to the Mediterranean region, is a perennial herb that belongs to the carrot family. I love its licorice-like flavor and eat it often boiled, silky and toothsome with a warm lemon/caper dressing (recipe below) or crunchy and sweet when thinly sliced and t...

November 25, 2019

At the beginning of November, Juicy Grill, one of Athens’ number one burger joints moved to a new home much to the delight of its many fans who can’t get enough of the place’s burgers; made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients that ooze with juicy succulence!

October 2, 2019

Pastichio is a classic Greek baked pasta dish made with macaroni (or other) pasta, ground beef, béchamel sauce and grated cheese.  It is the ultimate comfort food that always brings smiles or happy memories to the table . . .  and the taste of home to our minds!...

September 29, 2019

The Raki Meze restaurant in Kalithea, run by the Kastelorizo Group, has a really modern cozy atmosphere and serves simple seafood plates at affordable prices. There is a vast menu with plenty of choices for all tastes.

September 1, 2019

As I mentioned in my last blog post, Inspiring Foodie Destinations, our second stop on this year’s June “road” trip was Methana; an off-the-beaten-track volcanic peninsula in the South-East Peloponnese.

Upon arrival with the ferry boat from Aegina Island, I got the eeri...

August 10, 2019

Food and drink have always been an important component of the tourist experience.  Both arouse our senses and often get us profoundly involved with our overall well-being and our surroundings.  When travelling, we don’t eat and drink only to survive . . . but instead,...

July 25, 2019

On hot summer days I really don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  Instead, I try to come up with lots of quick, tasty and easy2make versatile dishes that please the palate. . . and the eye! 

Here is a recipe for one of my healthy summer favorites...

July 13, 2019

As you may have discovered, in Greece we use phyllo dough for endless varieties of pies, pastries, appetizers and wrappings for both savory and sweet favorites.

Here is a very easy recipe for the traditional Feta cheese phyllo triangles, known in Greek as Tiropitakia....

June 21, 2019

As I promised in my recent blog post Thessaloniki – A City of Many Treasures would like to share with you some of my impressions from our stay at The Met Hotel; a lovely contemporary and artsy luxury hotel with a rooftop pool that delivers mesmerizing views . . . that...

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