Hermes Chthonius is a god associated with the earth and underworld. For Greeks, the gate to spring has been the Athenian festival of Anthesteria that was held for three days in the month of Anthesterion (February-March). Anthesteria is the ritual rite of the journey from winter to spring, from death to life. During the third day of the festival, the Greeks made panspermia. Panspermia is a multi-grain soup, which was offered to Hermes Chthonius and the dead. Packed with whole grains (whole grain helps lower cholesterol) this hearty dish is a nutrition powerhouse!
The art of salad-making is of great gastronomic importance; a meal is incomplete without a salad. The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Fresh mint vinaigrette dressing has very sophisticated nuances of tart and herbal flavour and spicy and woody fragrant. Master the art of preparing the perfect beet green salad dressed harmonically with my refreshing vinaigrette! Beet green salad with fresh mint vinaigrette, masterly executed, is a piece of art.
The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Fresh mint vinaigrette dressing has very sophisticated nuances of tart and herbal flavour and spicy and woody fragrant. Master the art of making this delicate fresh mint vinaigrette — it is quite easy — and dress a balanced beet green salad or even revisit a green salad with my refreshing vinaigrette!
Bound by the Ancient Greek cultural law of hospitality, known as Xenia, Greeks show generosity to strangers and guests up to this day! Offering guests spoon sweets accompanied by Greek coffee and cold water is the ultimate Greek gesture of hospitality. In my recipe, I have used the traditional method for making strawberry spoon sweet. It is not too surprising to find a sense of nostalgia in its unforgettable aroma of strawberries, its ruby colour attraction, its true taste of spring. This recipe is a treasure trove of history, culture, and gastronomy.
Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruitcake, a classic treat for all, which derives its name from the city of Dundee. Dundee cake is considered one of the best desserts in the world. My Dundee cake is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and butter-free; my vintage-inspired Dundee cake not only has the same texture and flavour as the traditional fruitcake, but reaches all parts of your palate with its floral aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom and its lush richness of fruits and finishes leaving a mellow rum aftertaste.
Molasses roasted carrots with fresh lemon thyme is an easy, vegan, gluten-free starter/appetizer and a versatile side dish that will pair perfectly with anything. Sophia’s roasted carrots are infused with unparalleled aromas and flavors.
Carrot grissini are an easy finger food, a healthy snack, and an impressive party appetizer! Carrot grissini are enriched with the sweet taste and flavor of carrots and with their bright orange hue. They accompany a glass of rosé wine and go perfectly with smoked paprika hummus and pea purée. This recipe is super easy, 8 ingredients baked to crunchy perfection!
Spring pea season is here! So let’s make this nutritious and super easy pea purée recipe and enjoy its bright spring flavor. Pea purée is the most delectable, astonishing and springiest appetizer ever!
There is no doubt that hummus is one of the most popular and healthy dips out there. This is a simple and easy recipe for homemade hummus with a twist: smoked paprika adds a seductive smoky flavour and aroma. Smoked paprika hummus–stuffed tomatoes can be served as an impressive and nutritious side dish which offers a refreshing take on spring tomatoes.
Roasted carrots is the easiest and quickest side dish to accompany and complement a main dish. These roasted carrots are cooked simply with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper! Serve them warm or chilled with hummus as the perfect snack.