Recipes

Fava

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 […]

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Koulourakia (Greek Butter Biscuits)

Everyone knows that as a nation, we all love biscuits! Given the opportunity, most of us will open a packet for just about any occasion – when friends pop in for a cuppa, when we’re still feeling a bit peckish after breakfast or lunch, and maybe sometimes just before we go to bed. I know someone […]

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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 […]

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