Happy Mother Nature’s Day

I think that Mother’s Day could only be in spring! Spring is the season when nature blossoms and the earth becomes a colorful carpet full of flowers, smells and beautiful bugs. Spring is also the season of the first sunny days, first tan (especially when you work in the farm), lighter and colorful clothes and…

Trata

When it comes to comfort food, our vote is always for “Trata”. It’s not only for the food, but also for the hospitality and warmth we feel every time that we see Georgia, Petros and of course Panagiota, the cook. It’s for the fresh dish of the day, for the local and seasonal ingredients that…

Vegan chocolate cake with cranberries

If you love chocolate, you will love this cake!If you love cranberries you will love this cake!If you are vegan you will love this cake!If you love healthy snacks, guess what… you will love this cake! Total time: 1h 20m         Cooking time: 1h          Servings: 1 cake tray (35.5 x 10.5 x 7) Ingredients 1 cup…

Orange and Fennel Salad

Oranges are for juices, fruit salads, cakes, meat and fish marination, sauces etc etc. Here, the orange is the protagonist of a very fresh, savory salad; perfect pairing for red meats!   Total time: 1h          Waiting time: 30m          Servings: 4 portions   Ingredients 1 medium white onion 1 medium fennel bulb 2 big oranges ½…

Gogges with chicken in tomato sauce

Gogges is the local pasta that is made without eggs and by hand only on a wooden board. They look like shells and are eaten traditionally during the carnival season. Usually, it is served as an appetizer with toasted cheese, but here we have a comfort food as a main dish version.   Total time:…

Fried feta pie

It’s the simplest recipe with the most rewarding results. The only tricky part is the technique. If you don’t feel confident about making a big pie at once, try making small pies first.   Total time: 45m          Cooking time: 10m          Servings: 8 pieces   Ingredients 250gr whole…

Rakomelo

When winter comes in eumelia, two things you will find next to the fire place: chestnuts from Parnonas mountain and rakomelo! The hot alcohol keeps us warm and the honey gives us the energy to continue…drinking! And when all the ingredients are organic we drink with less guilt. Besides, The Guardian also advocates that rakomelo…

Jason Ligas: the patient wine maker

In November 2015 Frangiskos and I had our honeymoon in Northern Greece, doing what we love the most: eating, drinking and being in nature. North Greece is an amazing destination for wine and nature lovers. We visited many wineries, but only a few of them touched our hearts! Domain Ligas is definitely one of them…

the art of food foraging

My generation must have been the last that remembers women picking wild greens in Athens. I grew up in the suburbs, where there was still enough open space, not covered with cement. I remember older women early in the morning during winter and spring picking wild greens, zochi (prickly goldenfleece), dandelion, rucola, even nettle, holding…

Neraida

WARNING: if for any reason, you cannot eat a lot, Neraida is a not the right place for you! When I went to Neraida for the first time, I was 7 months pregnant in a hot summer day. My quite big belly and the high temperature were not the ideal conditions for a place where…