Rice Meatball Soup

Rice Meatball Soup
A soup that we can enjoy with great pleasure and soothe, warm and satiate a stubborn stomach from the first spoon. A wonderful, warm, rich soup with rice meatball & some vegetables.
This soup, with the unique Greek egg-lemon sauce, is so delicious that it is superior to the other colored versions.
If your tastes and culinary moods coincide with ours, try it!
Yours

work: 00h:30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Savory Pumpkin Pie

Savory Pumpkin Pie
It was the last pumpkin we had outside in the cool of nature in a shady place. We made it into a pie and gave the neighbor a big piece too! The last winter pie for this year. The last yellow pumpkin for this year.
I share with you one of my favorite pies. Sweet and salty at the same time. But definitely a pie for food. It contains the traditional sour frumenty -trachana elsewhere- of Crete, the land of my ancestors and whose taste accompanies me since I was a child. The rest of the ingredients are crushed vermicelli, which becomes invisible after baking, Greek feta, but also eggs and milk and plenty of dried onion and of course olive oil, from our production Cretan olive oil.
Yours! 


work: 1h:30′ time: 3h:00′ easy:

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread
Delicious Cheese Bread complete and absolute in taste and content. A fluffy puff pastry, stuffed with Greek feta cheese and yellow cheese.
Easy & quick process without any effort, with the end result of this delicious bread, to become our hearty snack or to accompany a plate of pulses on winter days.
The dough can be made from the previous one and put in the fridge or stay on our kitchen counter all night, depending on the weather. The next day we complete the preparation and bake.
Yours!

work: 30′ time: 3h:30′ easy:

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies
These cookies are the traditional and easiest dessert to celebrate Chinese New Year, the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It does not have a fixed date, in 2022 it was February 1 and the celebrations last 15 days.
As familiar as its ingredients are to us, it is nevertheless one of the most popular Chinese Pastries. They are made in every home and everyone contributes with them to the Chinese New Year Table. They are very easy to make and complete in less than 30 minutes. It is even said that they bring good luck in the New Year!
Super simple and clean materials that you probably already have in your closet. They are crunchy and buttery with a small amount of almond or vanilla extract and definitely a favorite in the crowd, young and old. In ours I replaced the sugar with Stevia, you choose what you like.

Good & Lucky Chinese New Year in the Year of the Tiger!




work: 15′ time: 30′ very easy:

Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup

Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup
Juicy, easy, fluffy and full of aromas Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup, which is made with crust leaves, finely chopped & hidden inside and with strained yogurt. It is syruped with a thick orange syrup to make the flavors even more orange. The taste of orange floods the palate so pleasantly and so intensely, uniquely!
Of all the syrupy sweets of Greek Cuisine, this orange pie is by far our favorite. It's because oranges are our favorite fruit! It combines beautifully with a ball of our favorite ice cream and the flavors take off.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Traditional Kalitsounia of Chania, Crete

Traditional Kalitsounia of Chania, Crete
In the traditional agricultural and urban Cuisine of Crete, the products that the rural populations, for centuries now, produce and consume on their own until the communications changed, so that they can find them elsewhere inside or outside of Greece, played a leading role.
Some of these products had their place of honor on the big, important festive days of Christmas, Easter, August 15.… Then the housewives made the famous Kalitsounia in large quantities for family but also to friends, neighbors and visitors.
Today's Kalitsounia have their roots of Chania, whose inhabitants, due to the soil morphology of the place, had the main occupation of grazing sheep. As a result, dairy farming was a parallel profession, so that they could make use of the milk they had in the mountainous area of Psiloritis.
Try them!

※※※※※We wish you a Happy Easter 2021!※※※※※

work: 3h:00′ time: 3h:00′ easy:

Easter Brioche Buns

Easter Brioche Buns
Easter Brioche or Tsoureki Oriental in Greece is a traditional sweet bread, which is prepared throughout the year and especially during the Easter holidays. It needs yeast and good kneading to inflate and create beautiful fibers inside that will keep it fresh and fluffy for days. Also aromatic spices and citrus zest, such as lemon and orange, flavor it wonderfully. It is often decorated with red eggs and has different shapes and sizes.
This year we made small brioche buns to accompany our coffee for days.
Try them!
※※※※※We wish you Happy Easter 2021!※※※※※

work: 1h:00′ time: 4h:00′ medium:

Greek Easter Cookies

Greek Easter Cookies
Easter Cookies -and not only Easter- with a different approach but with all the aromas of Greek Easter, such as Chios Mastic, Mahlepi, Kakoule (Cardamom) and the aroma of orange.
Light, tasty, soft, digestible and special. They are made very easily with their wonderfully velvety dough, which is given by the addition of pure yogurt and the light corn oil. They are relatively sweet with a little sugar added because our opinion is that this is how a cookie should be in order for a savory platter of cheeses and cold cuts to accompany our drink.

Happy Easter!
work: 1h:20′ time: 2h:30′ easy:

Pasta Soufflé

Pasta Soufflé
A timeless souffle with basic pasta the striped penne (penne rigate) to wrap beautifully around the ingredients and their taste. This soufflé has a very "sinful" content, so sinful that we make it, eat it and do not approach the scales again for a couple of weeks… However I give the ingredients and their proportions and if you are "brave" you make it and enjoy it.
It remains a very tasty pasta dish that few will resist trying. Ideally eaten hot, like all soufflés. We have said that Souffle is not waiting, we are sitting at the table and we are waiting for it.
Yours!

work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Yogurt Hazelnut Cake

Yogurt Hazelnut Cake
Velvety and fragrant this cake, with traditional yogurt and hazelnut flour, is a thin, without much sugar but very soft dessert, ideal for breakfast and snacks. It has a beautiful dark color from the hazelnuts and the intensity of their taste. Greek traditional yogurt makes it particularly fresh and tastes good. If you then sprinkle it with icing sugar, it will also be perfect at the end of a meal combined with a wonderful aromatic coffee. Children will love it and it is ideal to consume dairy products without even realizing it.
Yours!


work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy: