Describing how a traditional British Easter is celebrated can be a bit nondescript. Obviously it is the most important festival in the Christian calendar, and this four day holiday weekend … Continue reading Greek Easter – Cracked at last.
Let’s face it, there are many recipes for kourabiédes, after all they ARE the quintessential Greek Christmas sweet goodies. Flicking through the index of most Greek cookbooks, you will find … Continue reading Miketta’s Kourabiédes – a recipe from the ‘Cahier’
Old recipes are like messages from the past, jotted down and passed on with love, not just for that particular dish, but for the experience of something well-cooked and appreciated. They are doors into the past.
Tinos is a real ‘love island’. You can feel that the people have a true love for the place, the traditions and a real love for doing things well.
I’m not quite sure how to put this but I am really not in love with Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I’m hard-hearted or cynical but all the schmaltz surrounding … Continue reading ‘Chucked’ Chicken – Baked Chicken and Hilοpίtes
What’s with the ‘pink’ thing? It’s not often that Greek food gets mentioned on the telly, so naturally, my ears pricked up last week when I heard the word ‘taramasalata’ … Continue reading Not Tickled Pink – Another Greek Food Myth – Taramosalata
As a Gree-nglish family we have become accustomed to segue fairly seamlessly between Greek and English culture. There is a remarkably even-handed choice between food, customs and idiosyncrasies of both … Continue reading My Mongrel Christmas Recipe – Mince Pies with Kourambié Pastry
What is it about glimpsing an island on the horizon that immediately fills you with the need to go there and get a closer look. The compulsion to travel to … Continue reading Little Odysses and ‘Business’ Lunches – Nisyros and Kalymnos.
Air travel is a curious thing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a novice, I’ve been doing it for more than 40 years, but it never ceases to bemuse me. … Continue reading A Very Special Ingredient – Meráki
The definite evidence for one of my ‘guilty secrets’ is the piles and piles of cookery books that I seem to have acquired over the years. Some are real ‘workhorses’, … Continue reading An Indispensable Guide – Joyce Stubbs and ‘The Home Book of Greek Cookery’
Well, it’s that time of year again. For the last few weeks we, here in UK that is, know that we are approaching Lent – well let me re-phrase that … Continue reading Coming Clean – Kathará Deftéra
Back in the distant days of the mid-1980s, I was fortunate enough to spend a few years living on the Greek island of Kos – one of the Dodecanese group … Continue reading The Brightness of an Island Easter – Lambrópites – Easter Pies