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22 08, 2017

Cod Stifado – Greek Fish Stew

By | 2017-08-20T11:00:09+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Fish/Shellfish, Greek, Home Page|0 Comments

If you see "stifado" on a menu in Greece it could be beef, lamb, fish or chicken.  And most likely it will have tomato sauce and herbs in it.  I like to make my fish stifado with cod since cod is a firm fleshed fish.

8 08, 2017

Steel Cut Oats 2 Ways

By | 2017-07-27T15:27:38+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Grains, Home Page|0 Comments

I think a lot of people don’t enjoy steel cut oats as often as they like because of how long they take to cook, about 20 minutes with frequent stirring. There are lots of ways to make this easier, and I’ve tried most of them.

25 07, 2017

A New Birthday Tradition

By | 2017-07-27T11:35:31+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Food on the road, Home Page, travel|0 Comments

Claire's 21st birthday was a year ago in NYC where she was living at the time. She had a fabulous birthday at a hotel in NYC enjoying her first legal cocktail by the pool on the hotel roof, not too shabby! But she missed the California right of passage of going to Napa for a wine tasting.

11 07, 2017

Vegan Greek Menu

By | 2017-07-12T11:35:42+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Greek, Home Page|6 Comments

Recipes in this article (click links to go directly to a recipe) Chard Kalitsunia | Stewed Romano Beans | Roasted Artichokes with Garlic Almond Sauce | Sliced Zucchini and Red Onions with Lemon Mint Dressing | Apricot Filo Tart with Coconut Cream Recently a photographer friend of my niece Roxanne came by the house [...]

1 05, 2017

When the Going Gets Tough…Greek Style

By | 2017-04-06T14:20:52+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Dimotakis/Calimeris Family Classic, Family Favorites, Greek, International Cuisine|5 Comments

Cooking without recipes is so freeing, the food is truly yours, and it allows you to add herbs, or spices, and other ingredients to see how they change the character of the dish.

18 04, 2017

Baking Madness!

By | 2017-04-18T17:43:02+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Bread, Desserts, Entree's, Home Page, Poultry, Root Vegetables, sides, Vegetables|0 Comments

Apparently I was in the mood to bake on Sunday! I didn't mean to crank out so much stuff, but that's what happens when you cook professionally for years. You start cooking and before you know it, you have enough food to open a cafe. It all started [...]

7 04, 2017

Easter and Greek Easter Ideas

By | 2017-04-03T15:29:48+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Family Favorites, Holidays, Home Page|0 Comments

Greek and "American" Easter are on the same date this year, Sunday, April 16. I love Easter, it's my favorite holiday because it means we're heading into my favorite seasons, spring and summer. Growing up Greek had the bonus of getting two Easters most years, and more importantly, double candy. I've provided two [...]