Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas butter cookies with almonds)

Kourambiethes are Greek cookies with a delicious toasted almond crunch and coated in lots of icing sugar. Yiayia traditionally makes these cookies every Christmas, but in Greece you may also find them at other big celebrations. They are easy to make and crumble in your mouth so it is hard to resist another. Growing up, Eva would secretly swipe an extra cookie when Yiayia wasn’t looking, but […]


Fava is a traditional Greek dish of yellow split peas, pureed with onion and olive oil. It is standard fare in tavernas all over Greece and makes a simple alternative to houmous on any family table. Heartier than a dip, Yiayia Vasso serves her fava topped with a spring onion garnish as a meze, starter […]

Full Circle

  It has been a hectic few months at YK HQ. We launched our first range of Greek dips back in May at the New Malden Farmers’ Market, Dulwich Festival Fair and Dulwich Park Fair. We had no idea what to expect and hoped to sell a few dips, but mostly we wanted to sense […]

Briam (Greek roasted vegetables)

In the run-up to our launch, we had weekly meetings to catch-up on where we were with various suppliers, the designs for our stickers and where on earth we intended to store 100 tubs of Greek dips! We started to meet at Yiayia’s as it is slightly easier for us both to get back for […]

Authentic Greek Dips & Delights

Last week, we launched the food side of our business with our first range of authentic Greek tzatziki, houmous and taramosalata dips – all using Yiayia’s recipes and made by our own fair hands! For the last few months, we have been busy qualifying for food hygiene certificates, testing tubs and lids, designing our packaging, researching the […]

Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb kleftiko is a classic Greek recipe of slow cooked lamb with garlic, oregano, olive oil and lemon juice. Kleftiko means stolen and many years ago, sheep stealing was common practice in Greece. Great Papou, on occasion, returned to his home in the wild mountains of Crete and presented Great Yiayia with a stolen sheep […]

Gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake

There is nothing Greek about this gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake, but it has been requested on almost as many Greek tables as Yiayia’s legendary spanakopita! I love watching people’s faces when they take their first mouthful, especially Yiayia’s Greek friends, who always look surprised that something not Greek can taste so good. It now sits proudly […]