Cottage pie, cooking with friends

cottage pie

January has given way to February and despite the tentatively longer days, it’s still freezing in London Town making everyone sink into their scarves while praying for Spring. With the weather being so cold and of course wet (ugh!), it’s still comfort-food time. And when one of my favourite people (and favourite food blogger!) is in town for even more exciting projects (food photographers of the world be very scared!), it goes without question I grabbed the opportunity to cook for Eugenia and have my food feature in and be photographed for Eat Yourself Greek. Wouldn’t you??? Continue reading

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The Best Modern Greek restaurants in London

top 5 Modern Greek restaurants in London

Here I am again, writing from London. Spending a little longer than usual, it allowed me to explore the great food scene. London has amazing tasty nooks and corners where you can indulge yourselves in International cuisine. Greek restaurants in London rarely made it in the top of the list go to places. Luckily, this is no longer the case. Greek cuisine is on the rise, many Greek delicatessen offer products from small Greek producers and what’s more exciting original Greek dinners. The concept is all about sharing, plates will come out mezze style so that you can enjoy the delectable dishes in good company. So, here I am sharing with you my experiences of Greek restaurants in London. I visited the Modern Greek restaurants that have opened in the last five years or so. Judging from my experience, you should definitely put them on the list. Continue reading

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When in Bruges…Pumpkin and mushroom bake

Flemish delights

My stay in Belgium this time extended further than Ghent. I visited Brussels and Bruges and this post was supposed to be all about Bruges. I found myself shopping though, at their farmers market. so below you will find a very autumn dish, inspired by the goodies of the West Flanders: pumpkin and mushrooms bake with potatoes and carrots, for a true Flemish delight. Continue reading

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London walks

Going from one island to the next, from Mykonos to London was something I longed for a little while. No matter how wonderful the crystal clear waters of Mykonos, London’s grey skies and unending green horizons have a special place in my heart. I know, it’s absurd but I cannot resist the charm of the light grey clouds that hung lazily overhead, even if this comes with a spot of drizzle. And there is nothing better than a walk to take it all in. So this post is not about food, but walks in London and beyond.

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Mykonos, on the beach

A tiny survival guide for the island of the winds

So, you decided to visit Mykonos. You are either holding your tickets at hand, hopefully already onboard the ferry or simply counting down days, contemplating how best to spend your time in Mykonos? Below is a short guide for the best of Mykonos beaches, a few of my favourite restaurants and beach bars, all in all a tiny survival guide for Mykonos. Continue reading

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Bakalo and Cycladic cheese dumplings

a restaurant full of Aegean flavours

bakalo restaurant Mykonos @eatyourselfgreek

Hiding in plain sight in the winding streets of Mykonos chora, at Lakka, there is a small house with a well at the front yard. The well is still active, an old lady comes to get bucket loads of water for her potted flowers two houses down the street. What is best though, this little house is the cosiest restau in Mykonos with the most authentic Cycladic flavours: Bakalo! Continue reading

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Wolves of Kitchen, Ornos, Mykonos

 Taking meat eating to the next level

There are few places that you walk in and make yourself immediately at home. Wolves of kitchen is one of these rare eateries: modern and atmospheric with leafy patios, large wooden dining tables and comfy chairs, a hip bar for cocktails and a wonderful fridge from where things get rolling. Wolves of kitchen is the place to go for serious meat lovers. Continue reading

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Amygdalota of Mykonos

Sweet Greek flavours

Traditional Greek sweets always distanced themselves from gooey, melty chocolate or fluffy cakes. The sweetest pleasures are found bottled in crystal jars to preserve small bites of fruit from one season to the next, our famous ‘spoon sweets’ that are, in essence, wholesome marmalades. Along with fruit and vegetable preserves the next best thing is nuts. Walnuts and almonds grind their way into small delicious bites. There are many versions for baking these small almond or walnut based delicacies. For Mykonos, I chose amygdalota: fragrant almond based bites, dusted in icing sugar, a soft reminder of the white washed houses. Continue reading

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Mykonos Chora and Onion pie, with Panayiotis Menardos from M-eating

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Mykonos? Windmills! Along with whitewashed houses, tiny mazelike alleyways and of course, partying! I had many a stroll downtown both during the day and night. I am amazed of how easy it is to lose your way, yet it will never frustrate me. There are some great nukes and corners to discover whilst strolling around. One of my favourites places, M-eating, it’s all about modern Greek fusion cuisine.  Read on – there is a traditional Mykonian Onion pie at the end. Continue reading

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