Tsoureki (traditional Greek Easter Bread)

The Easter Feast is one of the most important celebrations in Greece. The celebration starts in the night from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday by bringing the Holy Light home from church as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. There are also a lot of traditional foods on Easter like lamb, grilled slowly from early…

Greek Vegetable Pie (Χορτοπιτα)

Maybe you already know my recipe for Chortopitarakia, the small pies stuffed with wild green herbs. If you do not have the time or patience to make those you should try this pie. Compared to the small pies it will take you about half hour to prepare the pie before cooking. So it is quickly…

Greek Pies with Wild Herbs (Chortopitarakia)

This is one of my favorite dishes in Greek Cuisine! What I especially love about  living on the island of Crete is the use of wild herbs in the daily nutrition. Not only to spice the dish but also to eat as a side dish or salad. There are still a lot of women, old…

Octopus Salad

In Greek cuisine one of my favorite dishes is octopus salad. Octopus is an inherit part during feasting time as strictly religious people do not even eat fish during this time but still are allowed to eat sea food like octopus, clams, mussels or shrimps. My son and I always fight about the octopus salad….

Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmades)

I believe in Greek kitchen preparing stuffed vine leaves is the highest art of cooking – if you know how to do them! I have tried a lot of Dolmades until now, but Mama Marikas’, my beloved mother-in-law, is making the very best you’ll ever get. 86 years of age by now she still wakes…

Roasted Lamb Greek Style

If there is something I love to do for big parties than it is roasted lamb. If you have to prepare for a birthday or name day party in Greece, you have to prepare for a large company. If we invite for these occasions we invite for 15-20 persons. And it is Greek tradition that…