Quince spoon sweet

One of my favourite spoon sweets is the one made with quince. The quince is not normally eaten raw as they are hard, too tart and not very pleasant.  However, once cooked and sweetened it transforms into a beautiful red color, and becomes, I think, irresistible. The spoon sweet is not the only way to […]

Soups to nourish the soul

I have a great love for the rustic soups of Greece.  They are usually simply prepared with few good quality ingredients but always nourishing and flavoursome. There are many varieties of soup in the Greek kitchen, ranging from hearty bean soups to my favourite, the soothing flavours of an avgolemono soup. For me, a bowl […]

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. For those of you who would like to make something sweet for your mother today why not try my Galahtoboureko…it is my all time  favourite dessert, delicious and simple. Here is my recipe…enjoy. Mary x  

Homemade filo pastry

Homemade filo pastry made into delicious savoury pies (pita) is something that I love to make and am still working on mastering, the delicate and light paper thin sheets.  I remember watching my mother, who was a master at this art, pulling at the pastry from each end over a table covered with a tablecloth […]

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Join me for a magical foodie tour to Greece

Hi Everyone, Join me  for the ultimate gourmet foodie tour to Greece. It will be 10 glorious days of luxurious foodie indulgence, traditional Greek culture and living the Mediterranean lifestyle that we love so much. The tour begins in Athens where we will explore the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and the Ancient Agora.  We will […]

Baking tsourekia

It is days like today that stir up so many emotions.  I am baking tsourekia and the house is filled with exotic aromas of mahlepi.  I am always so surprised, and really shouldn’t be, as to how something as simple as baking or a taste or smell can take you back to another place and […]

Red eggs for Easter

Red eggs for Easter are dyed on Holy Thursday..so today I bought a packet of red powdered dye and some eggs ready for tomorrow mornings ritual of dying the eggs. My mother loved to decorate a few of the eggs using a leaf from her garden and using it as a stencil.  She would place […]