Koulourakia (Greek Easter Biscuits)

  Greek Easter, like many Orthodox religions, is based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar that Catholics and many western churches follow. By following the Julian calendar and adhering to the practices of the early Christian church, it ensures that Easter is never celebrated on or before passover. As a result, the… Read More

Glyko Karpouzi (Greek Watermelon Spoon Sweet)

      A measure of warm summer days can be made by the amount of watermelon our family consumes.  There is nothing as refreshing when the sun is shining!  Not wanting to waste more of it than we need to, we use the otherwise discarded rind to make this delicious Greek sweet. Spoon sweets… Read More

Recipe: Greek Bourekakia

    Here is a dish from my childhood which reminds me of big fat Greek family parties and gatherings.  Everything revolves around food.  Talking, laughing, crying… everything! Here is a dish to add to your list of mezes the next time you have a Greek night of your own!   Bourekakia   Ingredients: 2… Read More

A Greek Recipe – Galaktoboureko

Galaktoboureko is a Greek recipe which when translated, means “Milk Pie”.  It’s not actually just milk in the centre but a custard, which is fortunate as milk would spill and then you’d cry even though that wouldn’t be any use. It’s a dessert and a little goes a long way. Of course, that would also… Read More