Each year I have been making the same Christmas Cake year after year after year and I still love it and will be making it again some time in the future. However, I still want to experiment with new things and this year I am making a Christmas Cake based on the older recipe but […]
Theofania: The celebrations throughout the Twelve days of Christmas, called Dodekaimera, period until Epiphany, (6th January), end on Epiphany day where Greek Christmas celebrations conclude with the feast called “Ta Phota” meaning “The Lights”.
Happy New Year!! Vassilopita is our traditional New Year’s cake which is also made as a Sweet Brioche Bread, called “Tsoureki”. There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post. The traditional recipe is usually an orange flavoured cake […]
Samousades is the Spartan version of baklavas and is made in a similar way we make “daktyla” in Cyprus, the only difference is that they are rolled into a thicker roll . Samousades is traditionally made with hand made phyllo and it is filled with nuts, almonds or walnuts, sesame seeds and spices. It is […]
As I wrote in a previous post, zalatina, as it is called in Cyprus, which is probably derived from the word gelatin, was usually made with pork’s head, ears and feet. My mother would make zalatina often but as we did not eat meat from the head she would add some lean meat especially for […]
I suppose most of you know how to brine a turkey but for me this was the first time. I decided to try it this year and it is a fact that it produces a great tasting turkey which is tender and juicier. I am glad I decided to brine it this year as I […]
All’s well that ends well…. The food you see in the slide show was prepared on Christmas day but we were that close of not having everything.. as planned!! But wait a second… let me go back up in time a little bit. On Christmas Eve our beloved refrigerator “died”. The refrigerator had been making […]