April 12, 2011

Greek Easter Recipes!

In my family, we don’t just spend time with each other just for Easter brunch. That would be too easy. We attend Midnight Mass, and arrive at our church around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night. We stay until the service ends (around 12:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday) and then we head over to my grandparents home. Keep in mind, we’ll be waking up around 7 a.m. to get the lamb spit started.

My grandmother usually goes to church on Easter morning, so she can spend  Saturday night preparing a feast for us. Yep, Greek Orthodox Easter really does begin when the clock strikes 12. Keep reading to find out some of what my yiayia (grandma in Greek) prepares for us.

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April 7, 2011

Easter Breads From Around the World

Easter is coming soon! Okay, it’s still a couple weeks away, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start to get excited. While I do love Christmas, Easter is filled with my favorite foods: lamb, pastitso and lots of other Greek dishes. One of my favorite foods is tsoureki. Never heard of it before? Keep reading to find out what it is!

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July 13, 2010

The Biggest Wedding Cake I’ve Ever Seen!


I love going to weddings! Who doesn’t? Love is in the air, you get to dress up, everyone wants to have fun and the food is delicious! On Saturday, I attended my second cousin’s wedding in downtown Chicago. There was a green/blue/purple peacock theme, which looked beautiful, and the cake was HUGE! It is probably the biggest cake I’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever seen the Food Network show, Ace of Cakes, then you know what I mean.
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April 13, 2010

Lamb is the New Pork?

Recently, I have been reading all over the internet that “lamb is the new pork.”  I don’t know who decided this, but it seems that we’ve all got to start changing our meat ASAP!  Apparently, this year we’ll by saying goodbye to bacon and hello to lamb neck (huh?), so I have headed over to Recipe4Living to find some great lamb recipes.  I also wanted to find out if lamb is healthy for you- come see what I learned! Read the rest of this entry »

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