“Yiouvetsi” in Greek, is my hubby’s favorite dish and it tops my comfort food list. There are a few versions of this dish I Cyprus. I cook it the way my mother in law used to make it. Beef shin pieces braised in a rich wine and tomato sauce for hours until meltingly soft. Continue reading
One of my most cherished childhood memories is my father cutting the “Vasilopita” in the dining room after new year’s lunch. I remember all the anticipation of who would get the lucky piece of cake, which held the future of my happiness and prosperity for the year to come. Continue reading
Mix all the ingredients of a fresh Greek Salad with a bowl of cheese tortellini and you will have a fantastic, summery dish, suitable for a delicious vegetarian lunch or a crowd pleasing starter. It’s incredibly easy to make. You can prepare it in advance and chill it until serving time. In fact it will get better after an hour in the fridge. The pasta will have time to absorb all the great flavours of the dressing. It’s the perfect summer dish to satisfy any pasta cravings threatening to mess with the ever so stressful bikini season. Enjoy it guilt-free. You are worth it! Continue reading
Kataifi or Kadayif is shredded phyllo pastry. It looks a bit like your childhood’s Barbie doll, after you decided to shampoo and trim her long blond hair. I know it sounds silly but it does hold some truth. Continue reading
I created this beautiful pie while preparing for a photo shoot. My very talented food stylist Roula, had a momentary artistic block. This gave me time to grab the phyllo from the fridge and start cooking. Since I didn’t have much time, I had to create something quick and fuss free. So this pie couldn’t be easier. It’s delicious, creamy, full of tasty cheese and absolutely gorgeous.
Cherry tomatoes are so sweet this time of year I couldn’t help myself but bake a galette. I was flirting with the idea of making a tart, but didn’t have much time, so galette was the obvious choice. But then again, all that butter and me in a bikini, seemed like an oxymoron. So I grabbed the olive oil and forgot about the butter. Continue reading
The best way to serve grilled squid. Although, traditionally, I m a huge fan of olive oil and lemon dressing, I love the flavour and freshness of this aromatic pesto with fresh parsley, coriander and mint. Serve it on a platter over fresh greens, like kale, rocket or spinach leaves and you’ve got a definite “wow”! Continue reading