Classic Greek Winter Salad

Greek winter salad , cabbage and carrot

We all have heard of the famous Greek Salad know as horiatiki in Greek. It is basically a salad with tomatoes, cucumber, feta and some other condiments, but tomatoes are tasteless in the winter so in the cold months, Greeks…

Sweet Greek Pumpkin Pie

Γλυκιά κολοκυθόπιτα

Well, it’s that time of the year: October! I love October: Halloween, leaves falling from the trees, pumpkins, candy. Here in Greece though it is still somewhat warm, but you will see leaves falling from trees as well as olives…

Herb Greek Burgers – Biftekia

Greek burgers Biftekia

As you may know, my mom has greatly influenced my eating habits and taste, as most mothers, right?. She is very loyal to Greek cuisine and we pretty much ate only Greek food at home. Occasionally she would make what…

The Tyranny of Butter

butter

I recently read an article in the Washington Post with the title “The Tyranny of Olive Oil”, the title was a bit misleading in the sense that the author actually had good things to say about olive oil but appeared…

Greek Lentil Soup-Fakes

Greek lentil soup

Lentil soup known as fakes (pronounced FAH-kess) is one of the most popular dishes among Greek children. I kid you not. Kids go crazy for these plain brown legumes. I also enjoyed them as a child, but kind of forgot…