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Greek Island Parsley-Garlic Dip

parsley dip pesto Greek

Easy and quick is what I need right now. After being sick on and off for several weeks,  I’m slowly trying to catch up. So when I needed some sort of appetizer one day, this was it. This is a…

Greek Style Stuffed Mushrooms

feta stuffed mushrooms

These are the easiest appetizers you will ever make. We make these at least once a week, on a weekday! That’s how easy they are. The filling is made with easy to find ingredients, and you can play with the…

Greek Feta-Phyllo Bites. Cheese Saragli

feta phyllo bites saragli

Saragli is basically a type of syrupy sweet that resembles baklava. The phyllo is rolled in a long tube and then cut in pieces and baked. Obviously this is not baklava but a savory version, called cheese saragli. I first…

Pasteli: Greek Honey-Sesame Bars

Pasteli Honey Sesame Bars

These sesame bars known as pasteli in Greek are the original power bars. They actually go back to antiquity, the ancient Greeks had a similar recipe that included a variety of nuts and honey. Today you can pretty much find…

Roasted Fennel in Ouzo and Olive Oil

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The fennel bulb is generally not very common in Greek cooking whereas the fennel leaves are part of a very popular Cretan dish fennel pies – marathopites. The greens are also used in fritters, cooked with beans and seafood. I…

Traditional Greek Cauliflower Recipe

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Now that Thanksgiving and the weekend is over, with all the meat and desserts, I crave vegetables even more. And this one hits the spot. This is the classic way Greeks cook cauliflower which we call kounoupithi. Surprisingly this is…

Pomegranate Salad Dressing

pomegranate aril

Pomegranates have a special place in Greek culture, they represent good luck, fertility and prosperity. For the New Year it is very common to bring (and receive) a gift of a silver pomegranate for good luck throughout the year. At…

Sautéed Zucchini with Walnuts

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Sometimes Mediterranean inspired recipes appear in the least likely of places. We were visiting my in-laws and I found a cookbook from the 70’s called The Williamsburg Cookbook which includes recipes from Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns and restaurants. There are plenty…