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…

Greeks Do Not Want to be Pitied

GReece Nisyros

And the saga continues … Everybody here is waiting to see what will happen here in Greece. I, as most Greeks am hoping a solution will soon be found. For the time being, the economy is more on my mind…

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…