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.
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 [...]
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.
I recently had the good fortune to develop recipes for Mezzetta and they are now on the Mezzetta site! Keep an eye out for my post on Spaghetti Pie. And if you like it spicy be sure to try the Utica Chicken Riggies. Click to see my Mezzetta recipes [...]
1. Almost no one has my exact name. In spite of the popularity of the Wizard of Oz while I grew up, almost no one was named Dorothy…and even fewer are named Dorothy Calimeris. Calimeris is so uncommon that in the Bay Area the only Calimeris’s are my family. Makes life less [...]
This recipe was sent out via the Greek family communication network (email) shortly before the holidays. In addition to having our own family newsletter that comes out twice a year, and a family reunion at the farm once a year, and the occasional cousins gatherings throughout the year, we have a Dimotakis family group [...]
My father was involved with the church his entire life. He started as an Altar Boy at the Greek Orthodox Church on Mission Street in San Francisco and finished as the Canter at the Ascension Cathedral in Oakland. Dad went to seminary instead of college. He was the first American born Greek from California to [...]
Inspirations from a Greek Family Farm What happens when you take a Greek family eating a classic Mediterranean diet and transport them to the abundant San Joaquin Valley? You get my family. In the early 1900’s my grandparents emigrated from Crete to California. They purchased 40 acres in Manteca, CA and [...]
I love to mess with traditional Greek ingredients updating the presentation to a more contemporary dish. I call this Greek Chic (because it sort of rhymes and because you could also mispronounce it and call Greek Chick, which also works). We had some friends over for lunch on Sunday, and I felt like messing [...]
Greek Cookies COMING SOON My mother was a fabulous baker and some of my favorite childhood memories are working with her in the kitchen shaping oodles and oodles of cookies for weddings and christenings. I would grab the step stool and drag it by her side, scramble to the top seat and position myself [...]