April 8 was Greek Easter, and as always, I bring a family recipe to the celebration. Glactobouriko is a lesser known Greek dessert comprised of custard baked between sheets of filo. Once baked syrup is poured into the pan so that the entire dessert is tender and sweet. The name loosely translates into milk (gala) and butter (voutyro).
I’ve lived in the same house for over 20 years, and in that time, I’ve had my neighbors over exactly once! I have great neighbors so I don’t know why I haven’t hosted them more often.
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 [...]