Greek Festivals in September 2019

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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The taste of Greece is everywhere this month! Don’t miss these California Greek Festivals as they prepare to educate, entertain, and feed you with the best Greek food in town! I haven’t been all these festivals, but my goal is to get to them all within a year. My daughter attended San Francisco’s and was […]

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Fanouropita / Saint Phanourios Cake

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Have you lost an item, and just can’t find it? Turn to Saint Phanourios, the finder of lost articles. Traditionally, Fanouropita is cake is baked on August 27th., in which the baker makes a wish for good fortune. When an item is lost, the cake is baked to ask all saints for help in finding […]

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Spicy Greek Pickled Cherries

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Summertime spells fresh cherries in our home. Although, I have never seen a cherry tree (so sad) I would love to have planted one in my backyard. My mother grew up with a cherry grove in her village of Corinthos Greece, which I would hear about during her days of storytelling to us kids. She […]

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If you happen to be traveling through our beautiful state and need a bite to eat, stop by our authentic Greek festivals for the day! Bring your friends and family to experience the Foods of Greece. Dancing and live music is happening every night along with instruction if needed. Sip on a glass of ouzo, […]

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If you haven’t been to a Greek Festival lately grab the family and head out to any of these summer festivals! Throughout California you have many to choose from from Sunny San Diego to Beautiful San Luis Obispo. All Greek festivals offer several exciting events throughout the weekend, so check their website for more information. […]

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It’s always soup season in my home, and this broccoli meal is my penicillin against all colds and flu bugs during the fall and winter seasons. I chose to make this and added it to my favorite’s list, because of all the health benefits it delivers. Broccoli, luckily is a favorite among adults and kids. […]

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Fresh Meyer EVOO Upside Down Cake

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I have tried many cakes during my many years of baking, but when I come across a recipe I love, I stop looking. My Meyer lemon trees are heavily loaded with more lemons than I could possibly use. This cake covers my cravings for not only a great dessert but includes all the flavors from […]

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I was always afraid to make Cornish game hens at home. They looked intimidating for some reason. We never ate them in our family, so I always had them out. I love the presentation they made, they were so juicy and came with your own serving, so it makes a beautiful presentation. The other day […]

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Greek Christmas Desserts

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Every year I try to bring new desserts to my Holiday table and I get voted down by my family. They expect to have these cookies and desserts, which to them means home for the holidays. Therefore, I go back to my original list of Greek desserts and bake from there.  I do make an […]

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