Green Beans Bring Greek Summer to Salads, Stews, and More

Green beans, sometimes also known as snap beans or string beans, are low in calories but packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, flavonols, quercetin, and kaemferol — all of these help to fight free radicals, ultimately reducing cell damage and possibly lowering your risk of certain health problems. Not only that, but beans are also … Read more

Tomatoes: the cornerstone of the Greek summer kitchen

Tomatoes are a true revelation, in the Greek diet and the Mediterranean diet more widely – Italy, Spain, and Israel certainly feature their fair share of tomato dishes. They’re a full sensory experience that bring together sight, smell, touch, and taste, and they run the gamut in flavors and textures, as a multi-varietal vegetable, but … Read more

Spring Veggies: What You Need to Know About Spring Produce in Greece

When you think of Greek produce, what comes to mind first? Probably tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers – all the basics of a horiatiki, right? Yes, those vegetables are all great, and particularly wonderful when grown from the Greek earth! But there is so much more to the Greek table, especially in springtime, when gardens on the … Read more

7 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Spring

And while I love a culinary project, I also understand the value of enjoying these springtime beauties as quickly as possible. So here are my favorite Greek and Greek-inspired spring recipes that are easy to cook and serve! Beet Risotto with Feta You might not think of risotto as a particularly springy recipe, but this … Read more

Greek Cheese Pies: Everything You Need to Know!

The Greek carnival (AKA Apokries) already well underway, and its excesses leading up to the Lent fasting period is an interesting lens through which to look at the Mediterranean diet, and especially how creatively Greek recipes approach different food groups. Last week, I talked about Tsiknoppempti, a celebration that is also known as Charred Thursday … Read more