Greek Easter Cookies – Koulourakia

Koulourakia, Greek Easter Cookies

The sweets made for Greek Easter are rich in butter, eggs and milk. In other words all those ingredients that traditionally were avoided for 7 weeks before Easter (and really most of the year) are given center stage at Easter.…

Greek Fennel Fritters

Fennel Fritters

Greeks are known to make patties out of nothing: Just out of some vegetables or greens along with some flour, a bit of olive oil and voila! You have a dish. These humble dishes really came out of the need…

Lentil Dip with Tahini and Lemon

Lentil and Tahini Dip

Continuing on the vegan theme as my grade school aged son has decided to do the Greek fast until Easter, I am trying variations of several recipes. Lentils is a favorite among kids here in Greece, we make it as…

Greek Carrot Flavored Olive Oil Crackers

carrot and olive oil crackers

Well here in Greece lent has officially begun. Years ago that meant that you started fasting from animal products until Easter. This practice in Greek is called nisteia. Religion aside, this Greek Orthodox religious fasting is very interesting from a…