Recipes

Greek Island Watermelon Cake

Greek watermelon cake

Watermelon means summer almost anywhere you go. I love it, crisp cold watermelon is the ideal way to end a summer meal. But what do you do when you have bought a humongous watermelon and you know that you can’t…

Mediterranean Hot Green Pepper Appetizer

Greek spicy pepper recipe

We received some wonderful produce from my dad’s longtime friend Nikos, who maintains a garden at his summer home outside of Athens. Among the produce we received was a large bag of cherry tomatoes which we pretty much finished in…

Greek Lentils and Rice-Fakorizo

greek rice and lentils

I have always been a proponent of a mostly vegetarian diet, following the traditional Greek-Mediterranean diet which is composed of vegetable based dishes, legumes, cheese and olive oil. Meat is more of a side dish and particularly red meat was…

Greek Style Peas-Arakas Latheros

Greek peas

Today I am sharing a favorite, traditional Greek recipe. Another lathero. These days, here in Greece we have been getting very little sleep, what with following all the developments taking place with our economy, so I cook dishes that are…

Sautéed Zucchini with Feta

zucchini feta

I could not write this post without mentioning the current situation here in Greece. Yes, we have been going through some tough times. The Greek people have been asked to basically choose between a rock and a hard place. For…

Greek Island Almond Sweets – Amygthalota

amygdalota

The abundance of almonds on the Greek island lead to a number of desserts made with… what else? Almonds. If you have traveled to islands such as Mykonos, Tinos, Sifnos you may have seen these white little sweets.

Greek Style Green Beans-Fasolakia Lathera

Greek Green beans-Fasolakia

Ok, summer is almost here. And that means more lathera! Lathera as I’ve mentioned before, are a whole category of Greek recipes where vegetables are cooked in olive oil and tomato along with herbs. We eat this as a main…