2019… a year in review!

2019… a year in review!

It took a fair few password reminders and a bit of a (HUGE) tidy up before I could even get to this page, but I am here now and looking forward to writing again. My last…

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Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas butter cookies with almonds)

Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas butter cookies with almonds)

Kourambiethes are Greek cookies with a delicious toasted almond crunch and coated in lots of icing sugar. Yiayia traditionally makes these cookies every Christmas, but in Greece you may also find them at other big celebrations. They are easy to make and crumble in your mouth…

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Briam (Greek roasted vegetables)

Briam (Greek roasted vegetables)

In the run-up to the launch of the Greek dips business we started a few years ago, my sister-in-law and I would have weekly meetings to catch-up on where we were with various suppliers, the…

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Fava

Fava

Fava is a traditional Greek dish of yellow split peas, pureed with onion and olive oil. It is standard fare in tavernas all over Greece and makes a simple alternative to houmous on any family…

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Greek Moussaka

Greek Moussaka

Greek moussaka is perhaps one of the most classic – and famous – dishes of Greece, served in almost every taverna and home! It is considered the national dish and is traditionally made with lamb…

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I Killed the Tooth Fairy

I Killed the Tooth Fairy

I hadn’t planned to tell my son the truth about the Tooth Fairy when I did. I knew the question of whether or not the tooth fairy is real would come up soon – he was…

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The Birthday Hoover

The Birthday Hoover

We had to let our dear cleaner of 8-years go earlier this year. She had been with us since our son was born, in fact, the reason we hired her was because I’d had an…

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Naxos inspired tuna salad!

Naxos inspired tuna salad!

My favourite place for lunch in Naxos is easily the Cedar Cafe in Plaka. It has a very chilled, relaxed vibe and is set just off the beach, underneath cedar trees where hammocks gently sway! The…

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The Broken Oven

The Broken Oven

I decided to take Zee for a mini-break to my parents’ house for a couple of days over the summer and left the Greek God(zilla) to his own devices for a night. When I say…

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45-minutes

45-minutes

There’s a lot you can do in 45-minutes; drink a cup of tea, watch an episode of Eastenders, write a blog post, beat the Greek God(zilla) in a game of chess… but, there is one…

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