Olive Bread with herbs

Olive Bread with herbs

When I first wrote about the wonderful no-knead bread dough that waits patiently in the fridge for whenever you need it, I promised you variations like this delicious olive-bread with herbs. It can be a quick snack on its own. If you have 3 minutes…

Baked eggs in two ways

Baked eggs in two ways

I was very lucky to see a recipe of Jamie Oliver’s for baked eggs on Sunday morning. I happened to have all the ingredients for the Mexican version and decided to try it. I admire him incredibly for his quality, well-designed recipes. His simple presentation…

How to have fresh bread every day

How to have fresh bread every day

There must be a Dutch oven or no-knead bread recipe on almost every self-respecting food blog or site. When Mark Bittman first mentioned Jim Lahey’s recipe, in 2006, in the NY Times, it became one of their most popular articles. The use of the Dutch…

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This is my mum’s recipe, which was usually the centerpiece of our birthdays as children. I still rely on it for my own children and for their friends. It is a delicious cake, dairy free, moist and firm enough to cut into any shape the…

“Lathenia Kimolou” flatbread

“Lathenia Kimolou” flatbread

A delicious and filling meze made from almost nothing: flour, oil, onion, tomato and herbs. It seems to symbolise all the simple beauty of the Cycladic islands. A traditional flatbread made in the tiny island of Kimolos with plenty of olive oil, to which it…

Grilled Talagani with chutney

Grilled Talagani with chutney

The Talagani is a cheese closely related to the traditional Greek Mastelo, Formaella and mostly with the Cypriot Halloumi. It is produced exclusively from sheep’s and goat’s milk and, like its cousins, has a robust texture that allows you to grill it even straight over…

Apple and cinnamon oatmeal

Apple and cinnamon oatmeal

Perfect for a sweet breakfast or snack, like apple pie filling with cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Delicious and ready in under 10 minutes.

Broccoli tart

Broccoli tart

The fresher a vegetable is when consumed, the sweeter and tastier it is. In Athens we are very fortunate to have a weekly farmers’ market in each neighborhood. If you take the children together to help with the selection, you will see them much more…

Feta & yogurt Tart

Feta & yogurt Tart

The publication of the magazine “Gastronomos” coincided with the time when I was looking for more than just collections of recipes in cookbooks. “Gastronomos” was talking about the origin and production of ingredients, the culture of dining, with love for good home-cooked food. It is…

Ania’s “Hortopita” wild greens pie

Ania’s “Hortopita” wild greens pie

I’ve been trying to master my own filo pastry for years now. Or the idea of it, to be exact. You see, although I’ve had plenty of people show me, I never actually got round to …well, em…doing it. I got very good at talking…