Fruity Pasta Salad

This salad is really refreshing for summer. It is sweet and salty at the same time and the perfect side dish for your next BBQ. My mother used to make this salad for hot summer evenings. We all loved this salad very much and it is also a perfect party salad. What you need: 500…

First Thing First – or maybe not?

I think it is about time to write something about myself. Usually you should do this before you start, but I was quiet enthusiastic to start my new blog. Until November 2014 I was the owner of a site called “Eat Good Live Good – cooking without flavor enhancers” – yes, the same title as…

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who does not love pork or chicken sweet and sour when you go to a Chinese restaurant! Nowadays you can find ready sauce in the supermarkets around the corner. But can you be really sure that they do not use some kind of preservatives even if they say so! I am often wondering how cooked…

BBQ Seasoning for your next BBQ

This seasoning you should try out on your next BBQ. My family loves to BBQ. For this reason my husband has built a large BBQ grill in our garden. Therefor I once bought a seasoning mix for beefsteak with the result, that my husband was allergic to it, reacting with itching and pimples on his…

Vegan Chocolate Tart

This cake is not only for vegans but for everybody who loves chocolate – like me! Especially in summer you will love this as you do not have to bake it. It is fresh, healthy and very tasty. What you need: 100 gr coconut butter 300 gr almonds 10 dried dates 300 gr dark couverture…

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….

Homemade Ice Cream

Summer is here and it is about time to make my homemade ice cream! Kids love ice cream – and my kids especially my homemade one. It is easy to make and you do not necessarily need an ice machine. I simple make it in the deep freezer. But this way it is a little…

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…

Paella

During my time I worked as a guide I got the chance to work on Mallorca. Before I came to Greece, Spain was always my passion and still is. I love the Spanish food. And to go out in Spain in a large company is about the same as in Greece. Everybody sits at a…

Amarettini Cake

During Highschool we used to meet in an Italian Cafeteria next to school for ice cream or coffee. My favorite ice cup this time was cold coffee with Amaretto, vanilla ice cream and those small Italian cookies called Amarettini! Now here is the recipe for a cake tasting at least as good as the ice…

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…