Tag Archives: Greek

Melomakarona {Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies}

It’s Christmas tiiiiiiiiiime!! CHRISTMAAAAS!!

I cannot begin to describe how excited I am during this season! My joy is ridiculous!!

To top that joy I made melomakarona! Sounds Greek to you? Well, it is!

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Melomakarona are traditional Christmas cake-like cookies, wonderfully spiced and soaked in a honey-based syrup. They are sweet, delicious and addictive!

You will not find a house without melomakarona during the holidays!

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Plus, in case you are interested, they are dairy-free!

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Cheese Pie with Homemade Filo Pastry

Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at making filo pastry.

Result: Very satisfying!

I chose to use the pastry for a cheese pie. Surprise 1.

And I used feta cheese. Surprise 2.

Oh, come on, there is no surprise here. I am Greek. Cheese pie is a huge tradition for us. It’s our breakfast, lunch and dinner. And I don’t think I need to actually explain why I used feta.

Because it rocks and rules. That’s why!

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Stuffed Cabbage Leaves {in Egg-Lemon Sauce}

Or lahanodolmades as we call them in Greek!

This is a delicious dish, albeit slightly time-consuming. Certainly not your after-work dinner. But definitely your weekend lunch!

The cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground meat and rice and served in avgolemono, an egg-lemon sauce used in several different dishes in Greece, including many soups.

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Keftedakia {Round Fried Meatballs} + Homemade Cheese

I promised this recipe here.

I shamelessly teased you with a photo here.

And I’m finally posting it here!

Plus as bonus: Instructions for the cheese my mother is making at home! (See end of post).

Keftedakia (little meatballs) is yet another way we prepare the ground beef and/or pork.

(For a reminder of the other two delicious ways check here and here!)

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Holidays in Greece {Beloved Motherland}

I’m back.

Back to my 2nd home and back to work.

I’m never able to describe what returning to Greece for holidays means to us. Such a warm feeling. Bliss.

So I’ll just post some summer photos and go on and wait for Christmas to arrive. 🙂

We ate:

My mother’s creation. Whipped cream, petite-beurre biscuits, chocolate pastry cream. A simple yet incredible fresh dessert.

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