Easter Beef Roulade

Every Easter it is a Greek tradition to eat lamb and usually roasted on a spit. Those who have a large number lamb eaters in the family and have the space to roast a whole lamb on the soulva partake in the tradition. Those families that are an anomaly will roast a portion of a…

Remembering Summer

We are well into September now and it looks like we’ll be having a proper Autumn after all in Toronto. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the leaves are already changing colour. Autumn is definitely in the air. As I look through my food photos of the summer I am…

Potato Tomato Salad

Every spring my parents experiment with their vegetable garden by adding a new vegetable to their existing edible staples. Last year, they tried growing kale, potatoes and different varieties of tomatoes. The kale and the yellow cherry tomatoes did surprisingly well but the potatoes did not. This year, my parents replanted the kale and yellow…

Summer is not over yet

It may not seem like it today in the GTA with all this overcast and rain, but summer is not over yet. My parents vegetable garden is still going strong with produce such as yellow beans and tomatoes. There is nothing better than slicing into an organic tomato. The flavour is that much more intense…

Cherry Avenue Farms – Cherry Pie

Now that we are in midsummer our family traditions of fruit pick is in high gear. Our first fruit picking adventure was at Whittamore’s Farm in Markham, ON for the early summer strawberries that were so delicious they didn’t make it into any recipes because we ate them all in the raw beauty. Our next…

Whittamore’s Strawberries

Every summer my family goes on fruit picking excursions. This summertime tradition started for our family many decades ago. My parents’ families back in Greece were both farming families. My Dad’s family grew grapes and made wine and my Mom’s family grew an assortment of fruits but mainly cherries and peaches for market and the…

Home Gardening

The other day I was having a conversation with a customer at the supermarket about the prices of some produce items because we were both impressed on the cost. The lady declared that the green onions were at a good price because they are locally grown right here in Ontario; to which she was correct.…

Making of the Tsoureki 2014

Finally I got around to editing and publishing my video of the Tsoureki making with my Mom. I am very happy to present this video for all my readers. For the complete recipe click on on Tsoureki¬†. Enjoy! I look forward to hearing from you. What did you think? Your feedback is priceless as I…