Greek Fava Crostini

Fava. Not Fava beans. Just Fava. Greeks know what I’m talking about. For my non-Greeks, I can best describe Fava as a yellow split pea puree that is simple to make, yet full of flavor. At home, my mom would serve up a hot plate of Fava topped with olive oil and finely chopped onion. It…

Tirokafteri: Spicy Feta Dip

There’s no doubt that, today, Greeks all over the world will be gathered to watch their team play against Costa Rica in the 2nd round of the World Cup. Being that it’s the first time Greece has made it this far, we’re excited to say the least. Of course, wherever Greeks gather, there is food. Enter: Spicy Feta…

Apricot, Blue Cheese & Almond Bites

Being temporarily relocated to Houston for a summer internship made me realize how much I need certain things in my life. I decided against dragging all of my kitchen utensils with me for the summer–thinking that it wasn’t worth the effort. In the meantime, I’ve learned to be creative, embracing foods that require little to…

Paximadia: Barley Rusks

We always hear about quick recipes, 30-minute meals and crock-pot dinners, but sometimes I’m in the mood for a challenge. My mother can attest to this with the 14 layer cake I made for her birthday a couple of years ago. It was absolutely delicious, but let’s just say it had some structural issues. So…

Chai-Spiced Rizogalo

Growing up in my little Greek bubble, I never realized that rice pudding is not exclusively Greek. Variations of it have a place in nearly every ethnic cuisine. See for yourself: Rice Pudding Around the World My version is part Greek and part Indian. I’ll call it Grindian. I’ll also call it heavenly–because it was….

Olive, Apricot & Rosemary Bread

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo da Vinci My favorite memories of food at home are not what you would expect. They’re not of the feast my mother spent all day in the kitchen preparing to commemorate a special occasion. They’re unplanned and utterly simple. A spread of olives, cheese, freshly baked bread and olive…