Greek winter recipes, top 10 dishes to keep you warm

Heart warming food to beat cold weather

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We got snow in Athens! When snow comes in Athens is not without excitement. Seeing dreamy snowflakes drop is indeed a rare occurrence. For no matter how cold Athens can get in winter, snow rarely sets in. It’s time for heart-warming, cold weather food. A Greek winter food top 10 it is!
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Butternut squash soup

A lavish vegetable soup

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Winter soups tend to give me this fuzzy feeling, similar to the one you get from gazing at the lights of a Christmas tree. No matter how tasty a soup can be though, I could never consider it a main dish. Soups for me always falls under starters or under the light meal league. Given that Christmas is just 5 sleeps away now, here is a butternut squash soup to warm you up on joyful dinners for the festive days ahead.

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Stuffed Quince

 meal fit for a feast

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Stuffed quinces is a recipe walking a fine line between celebratory cooking and obscure medieval grandeur. Quinces, a somewhat awkward fruit, seem to be enjoying a timid comeback on food bloggers’ social media feeds and to be honest I am excited. Cooking with quinces will make you squeal with joy if you are into sweet-n-sour dishes. Stuffed quinces have a unique, elegant taste, certainly fit for a celebration. Continue reading

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London calling, Maltby street market

a very chilled food market

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Leaving London in the evening by plane is trully a treat. The Thames forms a sleek black ribbon with white glistening lights along its banks. Tiny red dots mark the sky-high peaks of The City and whilst you gaze down at the scenery, you are oblivious to how busy and loud London can be. And how very toothsome, tasty treats are hiding in every corner.

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Pumpkin, brie and sage pasta

loving the autumn veg

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I am back in Athens! It’s been a wonderful break. So many strolls, so many people to see, so little time to do everything. Of course I had a good break from cooking, too. I returned to an empty fridge and I was greeted by a lonely beer, it was high time for quick and dirty recipes. Foggy London always brings back good memories. This is a tasty one that I often cooked after work: my pumpkin and sage pasta. Given the season, you can hardly resist. Continue reading

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To Limani and a few words on Greek fish taverns

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I have many friends who visit Greece for holidays. More often than not this would be an escape on the islands, be it glamorous Mykonos, romantic Santorini or a chilled road-trip to the Peloponnese. Of course Athens will be kept for the prized city break of winter sun. If you are a first timer you are certainly going to keep yourself busy in the center, hopping from museum to museum and strolling in the center of Plaka. But what do Athenians do on their weekend?
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Kimadopita, the two ingredients pie

My Greek shepherds pie

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If you are a Greek cuisine aficionado you probably already know that flaky pies with scrumptious fillings is one of our strong points. Pies are such a simple preparation, once you get into the habit they almost get addictive. I made a simple, two ingredients pie: mince meat and onion pie, kimadopita that I prefer to call it Greek shepherds pie. Continue reading

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Aubergine with pumpkin and smoked anchovies

Autumn delights

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Hello October! We are well set into autumn and I would very much like to describe a scenic picture of golden brown leaves dropping on a gentle breeze but this is not at all autumn in Athens. Instead of walks to the park, we stroll the city center in much more bearable temperatures and we can still head to the beach over the weekend. The transition is made with vegetables! I am cooking a favourite bake with aubergines (yes, again) and freshly arrived pumpkin. Bites of summer, bites of autumn. Continue reading

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