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How often do you stop by your local market? I try and visit at least once a week-but I don’t often have that luxury. Yes, I called it a luxury because for me, meeting the farmer’s and connecting to my community is so very important. Being present and taking in the smiles and laughter as you pass […]

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Join Me for a Cooking Class ~Poaching with Olive Oil at Great News Cooking School- January 26th

January 20, 2015

Please join me for  a cooking class at Great News Cooking School in Pacific Beach (1788 Garnet Ave.) on January 26th at 6:00 p.m. My class will be on “Poaching with Olive Oil”. This is the second class from our book, “Cooking Techniques and Recipes with Olive Oil”. Also included is an olive oil tasting […]

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Gather Around a Greek Table on January 15, 2015 – It’s Worldwide! #GreekDinner

January 14, 2015

It’s happening again for the second year in a row! The highly anticipated #Greek Dinner. I’m so excited to invite over friends and family for a day of celebration of the Greek cuisine. For me as you know I try and write, eat, and teach all about this healthy diet daily – on my blog, in my […]

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Top 8 Best Greek Recipes/Posts for 2014

January 5, 2015

As you can guess the traditional Greek food posts are my most popular and most read recipes for 2014. These recipes are not new, they have been made over and over again in most Greek homes today. What makes these recipes comfort food is your memories of your Yiayia or your mother providing that warm […]

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Olive Oil is the New Wine – the Perfect Holiday Gift!

December 19, 2014

Have you noticed how many olive oil specialty stores have opened up in your area? Take a moment and search olive oil stores in your city and you might be surprised you may have one or two nearby in your city. These popular new stores will delight your senses with several sips of the finest […]

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How-to Plan Party Appetizers

December 13, 2014

Party appetizers can many times be a last minute throw-together dish or pantry staple that is given little effort and time to create for your holiday party. But, they can actually enhance your party and provide your guests with a tasteful experience. By following a few good techniques you too can be successful with it by following […]

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Savory Basil Cheesecake Appetizer

December 5, 2014

Many times I like to go back through my old recipes even way back before kids, and select an old dish I made in the past. This recipe popped out from the pile because it was a favorite of mine from past parties during the holidays. But I recall the last time I made this […]

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Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Currants

November 26, 2014

I had to use “bundt” in the title because if you have ever seen The Big Fat Greek Wedding, you know what I’m talking about. In my family there have been many discussions about this cake pan. Believe me it wasn’t nice. Greeks could never understand why you would possibly place a hole in the middle […]

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

November 25, 2014

As I began to search for my standard Thanksgiving recipes, I hadn’t realized how many of our dishes had been passed down from our family. As I gathered them together, one thing I noticed was missing was a  mashed potato recipe. I don’t usually use a recipe for mashed potatoes but they are a must-have […]

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