The Greek Lucky New Year’s Cake

The Greek Lucky New Year’s Cake

So why is a Vasilopita or Greek New Year cake lucky anyway!? A Vasilopita, pronounced vah-see-LO-pee-tah, is a traditional Greek cake or bread prepared and enjoyed to celebrate the New Year, and hidden inside the cake is a coin. The Greek word Vasilopita is directly...
Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Many would say that loukoumades are a dessert worthy of the Gods!! Loukoumades (pronounced loo-koo-mah-thes) is one of the first recorded desserts in history and can be traced back to 776 B.C. In the original Olympic Games, the Greeks honoured the Gods and the...
Skordalia

Skordalia

If you love garlic – then you’ll love Skordalia!! And if ever there was a dip to give hummus a run for its money, Skordalia is it. Skordalia is a Greek-style dish of mashed potato spiked with garlic and lemon, and made voluminous with olive oil.  It pairs perfectly...
Marinated Feta

Marinated Feta

Here’s a simple and easy recipe for marinated feta cheese. It’s perfect to serve as a tapas dish or a finger food appetizer, or a great way to add interest to a salad. Marinated in Respect extra virgin olive oil, lemon and herbs, dried red peppers, peppercorns and...
Dakos

Dakos

While Rusks serve as a tasty substitute for bread to eat with lunch, dinner or as a snack with a hunk of cheese, a sliced tomato and a bit of wine, my favourite way to eat paximadia is in a bread salad from Crete called Dakos. This recipe is made using our...