Summer in Athens is still holding strong. What with everyone returning from the islands to the office and the schools opening up soon, September came with a mini heatwave. Personally, I am very much in summer mode and the only thing I can think off is ice-cream: dark chocolate and espresso sorbet.Continue reading by
get ready for some serious food porn
Tsoureki, our sweet Easter bread is by far the most popular treat during Easter. Traditionally, we use mahlep and mastic in the dough as flavourings. But then here comes the chocolate and who can resist chocolate? Not me, for one. I tried out two versions of chocolate tsoureki, a fancy with chocolate cinnamon filling braided into an infinity knot and a chocolate in disguise tsoureki, that looks plain and normal but hides a ready-made praline filling. They are both ace!
I promised you dessert last week. And I kept my word… I know the Lent has officially started so…apologies in advance. A couple of weeks back in London, I didn’t really have to try hard to convince Eugenia about my choice of dessert. Uttering words such as: “chocolate, tart, with ganache and raspberries” was a quick and easy sell. “Get on it”, she said. I was only happy to oblige. Continue reading by
to leave or not to leave
Greek heatwave is officially here from this weekend but up in the UK debates get heated for an entirely different reason, EU referendum & a potential Brexit is upon us. Although living in Greece, where political debates seem to be second nature to the degree I feel entirely desensitised by politics, this one referendum had me thinking. Cheer up though, there are some delicious chocolate energy bars to give you all the energy you need, be it on the beach or thinking about polling stations. Continue reading
the easiest chocolates you will ever make
Hardly a soul on earth has been offered chocolate and said meh. You might like it thick and runny as in chocolate lava cakes and rich brownies, flavouring fluffy sponges paired with cream and fruit or the plain old chocolate bar to give you that energy boost. Now how about crunchy chocolate rocks? Nuts and chocolate, a combination to fall in love with. It is the easiest chocolate you will ever make. Continue reading