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This last Sunday began the holy week for all Orthodox Christians, starting with Palm Sunday. Greek Easter week traditions are followed closely with many families around the world. Special recipes are shared among the communities to make fasting more accesible to all Greek homes. Every four years the Greek Easter is observed on the same […]

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How-To Cook and Roast Fava Beans

April 8, 2014

Fava beans may be new to you because they are derived from Europe and have a very short late winter season in the garden. Recently, I have seen them gain popularity here in the states and are now available in your markets. Below is a picture of my fava crop maturing in my garden box […]

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Greek Roasted Feta with Kalamata Olives

April 4, 2014

Have you ever roasted Greek Feta and Olives?  This is the perfect go-to appetizer for any given night. Simple and easy to assemble using the typical Greek pantry ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, olives and lemon. Don’t skip the olives because they bring out the earthiness –  an additional taste to this dish. This […]

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Avocado Risotto with Lime and Olive Oil

April 1, 2014

Not so long ago blogger Mimi Avocado invited our blogging group to her home and avocado farm for a tour and delicious luncheon. We spent most of the day together walking the orchard and picking avocados, while Mimi brought us up to date on the latest harvest and avocado news. It was a beautiful clear […]

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Roasted Beet Tart with Phyllo

March 24, 2014

I often substitute phyllo in place of a typical crust, as I did here for this roasted beet tart. You would be surprised how much lighter this makes your dish.  Tarts are easy to assemble for a busy weeknight dinner, and it can be ready within an hour. Make sure you keep defrosted phyllo in […]

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Spinach-Pesto with Feta Puffs

March 21, 2014

Fridays have come and gone, and I’m finally back to give you a refreshing new recipe for Feta Friday. I know everyone loves pesto, especially if it’s warm and garlicky. Spinach and feta are a match made  in heaven. Spinach is a very common staple in my kitchen and why not! I have made these […]

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How to Make Bulgur – Technique Tuesday

March 18, 2014

Bulgur has so many uses in recipes as well as a great breakfast alternative to oatmeal. I use it as a thickener for soups, casseroles and quiches. We often go back to our family traditional use of bulgur in our turkey stuffing on Thanksgiving Day. Growing up with Tabbouleh at the table we try to […]

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Greek Slaw with Olive Oil Dressing (Lachanosalata)

March 17, 2014

Late winter is perfect for cabbage and winter slaws.  I planned ahead and planted both and used most of my cabbage heads for fresh salad and for topping fish tacos. This version of the Greek Slaw is what I grew up with in my household. Mayo dressing was not an option. I can never remember […]

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Join Me at Temecula Olive Oil Company for a Greek Cooking Class on March 13th

February 18, 2014

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to venture out and feel the sun, take a hike, visit farmer’s markets, and take a class or two. I’ve been busy setting up new cooking classes in the area. I’m teaming up with Temecula Olive Oil, the Solana Beach store, for a series of classes on […]

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