Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Chocolate and Walnut Biscotti


Chocolate Walnut Biscotti made with pure cocoa for a deeply rich chocolate flavour.  Decadent yet light and crunchy biscotti this recipe makes for a biscotti that almost resembles a chocolate brownie in taste. Chocolate biscotti are twice baked Italian biscuits studded with a generous serve of walnuts. This simple  biscotti is everyone’s favourite and make…

Vanilla & Semolina Custard Pies – bougatsa – μπουγάτσα


Golden and creamy perfection, delight your taste-buds by biting into these crisp filo pastries with warm custard filling. Layers of filo encase a sweet Semolina custard baked inside a golden flaky exterior. Bougatsa, is best eaten warm straight out of the oven. Each layer of filo is lightly sprayed with a light pure olive oil….

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

The Fluffiest Hot Cross Buns with Video


Easter is not complete without the smell of moreish hot cross buns infused with mixed spice and laced with dried fruit.  In this recipe I have included two variations a kid-friendly one, with just a touch of dried fruit and just the right amount of spices, and the Traditional Hot Cross Buns with aromatic classic…

Τσαιτι, Rustic hand-rolled feta and mint turnover


Traditionally named ‘σαιτι’, this dish is regional fare from laconian ( Λακωνίας ) – southern mainland Greece.  The villages of the region produce their own wine, olive oil, honey and bread and are also proud producers of traditional greek cheeses like ( kefalotyri, tulumotyri and mytzithra ).  This dish is a local traditional hand pie…