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.
The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.
Pear jam with star anise captures the sweet freshness of autumnal pears and apples, the tangy sweetness of oranges, the soft and exotic scent of star anise, the spicy aroma of fresh ginger, highlighting the best autumnal and winter flavors. Wake up to a festive, Thanksgiving, Christmas breakfast with this great recipe! Pear jam with star anise will surely please even the most discerning gourmet palate. The recipe showcases the eternal appeal of Mediterranean flavors.
The mint-infused kolokythokeftedes are a classic Greek mezze. The courgette balls are very light because they are baked. Buckwheat kolokythokeftedes are crunchy on the outside and sticky on the inside. They are gluten-free!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these retro carob biscuits! They have a naturally sweet and earthy flavor and are the best for dunking in tea or coffee and a good breakfast idea to power up your morning routine. This is an easy recipe for homemade biscuits that will keep for up to two week. Kids will love them!
Chocolate Tahini Cookies are crunchy, loaded with nutty flavor, and laced with melting dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and whole sesame tahini make a decadent combination. The chewy, rich, and luxurious like velvet chocolate tahini cookies are gluten-free and a healthy treat!
Fried courgette flowers are crunchy, salty and fragrant, the best summer starter! Even though this is a gourmet recipe, this amazing dish requires just 4 ingredients and it is appropriate for kitchen newbies. For the lovers of the authentic Greek cuisine, crispy courgette blossoms is the ultimate summer Greek mezze!
Homemade crackers are easier to make than you think! This is a simple recipe with just 6 accessible ingredients. Smoked paprika crackers are crispy, crunchy, and tasty; smoked paprika brings out an appealing flavor and aroma. They are the ideal accompaniment to marinara dip and go well with white wine—pure decadence. They are the perfect snack for any time of day.
Nothing is better than homemade marinara tomato sauce and having a taste of fresh summer tomatoes. The marinara recipe is a vintage one that we never want to forget! A bowl of pasta with marinara sauce is everyone’s favorite dish. This is a very easy, healthy and simple recipe—one of life’s simple pleasures. Serve with crackers for dipping.
Peppers stuffed with buckwheat is an easy-to-prepare and uniquely delicious summer dish. The mint-infused nutty buckwheat filling and the sweet summer bell peppers pairing is a celebration of summer! The recipe is gluten-free and works well as either a side or main dish.