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Frittata Lorraine With Cypriot Lountza

I went to a friend’s child’s birthday party the other day, and they served the most delicious Quiche Lorraine. I know that quiche is know considered a very “eighties” dish. From what I can tell, it [...]

Cheese Tortellini with Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Time is flying by at a crazy rate for me these days. I feel like I am taking care of a zillion little details and am still trying to find that cooking and shooting groove. It’s [...]

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas is a dish that I ate many times when I was growing up.  I liked taking the time to make my own fajita, picking the toppings that I am in the mood for whether [...]

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese with Anari and an Arkatena Crust

Something decadent. Something easy. This is that meal. With a Cypriot twist. Being from the west coast of Canada, I am partial to good seafood. Lobster, of course, is something that Cyprus imports, but so does [...]

Ravioli with Brown Butter & Honey

One of my memories from growing up as a daughter of a restaurateur, are the meals that I used to enjoy with my father during the day, when the restaurant was shut, but we could still [...]

Lountza & Pea Risotto

Just popping in to share a quick recipe. Final touches now on the book. So I am all for easy to make meals at the moment. Risotto is a very easy to make dish that tastes [...]

Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Mash

It’s December, which means I am typically hosting quite a few dinners. This year is a bit different. My flat is empty, save for some basis and random bits of furniture and an ever hungry pug.  [...]

Seafood Tagliatelle

When I imagine eating in Italy, I often imagine myself sitting in a seaside restaurant ordering this exact dish. I often try to recreate the dishes I try when traveling at home. I don’t see any [...]

Garlic Prawns

Mid November. Just about finished the book edits. I suppose I always thought writing a cookbook would involve a lot of work, and at the same time, I think I thought it wouldn’t take as much [...]

Brussels Sprouts, Blue Cheese & Honey Glazed Vegetables Bulgur Salad

I am back in Victoria. As I write this, I have a fire on and am looking outside the window and the pouring rain. It is most definitely fall. In fact, it feels like the beginning [...]

Chili Beef Stir Fry

I like to eat beef because I feel like my body craves the iron. Whether or not this is medically true, I don’t know. It is however true according to my own imaginary medical doctor. So [...]

Seared Salmon with Spinach Quinoa

Part of the “When Afrodite’s Kitchen Meets Foodsaver” Series I have been trying to eat healthy lately, and have managed to lose about 6 kg over the last year, so I am pretty happy about that. [...]