June 17, 2010

Happy National Apple Strudel Day!

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It’s a little odd that America would have a holiday for a traditionally Austrian and Hungarian dessert, but we’re not complaining. How can you when apple is one of the the most American fruits, in my opinion at least. Truth be told, I’ve only eaten an apple strudel once in my life. It wasn’t something I’d write home about, but we’re still going to devote a post celebrating this European pastry that has been around for centuries.
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June 11, 2010

The Top 10 Dishes and Recipes I’ll Never Make

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There are just some dishes that I know I’ll never attempt making. For example, too much can go wrong while making lasagna. Just a couple of weeks ago, I tried making those delicious peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kisses in the center.

I could not find any baking soda for the life of me in my house. Instead of taking a trip to the supermarket, I decided to rummage around and try to find something to substitute it for. Now I’m still not sure what it was, but there was a plastic container at the back of the cabinet. It had a whole bunch of white powder in it. Tasting it was out of the question. I figured it had to be either baking soda or powder. I crossed my fingers and silently prayed that it would the former, and went for it.
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April 9, 2010

Easter Feast

It’s almost been a week since Easter, and my family still has leftovers stocked in the fridge. It’s getting hard to cram anything else in the refrigerator, so that means we better finish off that food fast! I was the unofficial photographer on Easter, so I snapped tons of pics of the delicious grub we had. Check out the recipes for the tasty dishes below! Most of the recipes we used are Greek, so you can find loads of them there!

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My uncle and grandfather woke up at the crack of dawn to get these two lambs on a spit! Read the rest of this entry »

March 19, 2010

Greek Freak

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I’m a Greek food freak, and for good reason. It’s what I’ve been eating since I was a kid, and it’s what I’ll be cooking for the rest of my life. As a second-generation Greek American, I’ve tried most of the commonly known Greek dishes like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) and Gyros. But I’ve also been subject to some very weird meals too, like Mayiritsa (Lamb Intestine Soup). Definitely not my favorite Greek soup.
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