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Fennel

    Why do I call fennel “pancakes”? They’re supposed to be shallow-fried, but because I use much less oil, mine look like pancakes…       Because I didn’t use much oil on the phyllo sheets, they didn’t turn nice golden brown. (still tasty though)   I love the “pancakes,” but it’s pretty time… Continue reading Fennel

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Dolmadakia

Last weekend, I made dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves) for the first time! I had been wanting to try, and I finally gave a try using fresh grape leaves from the laiki. Once boiled, lower the heat and simmer till cooked (with the lid on) . I compared different recipes and decided the ingredients and their… Continue reading Dolmadakia

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Power of Souvlakia

    I don’t understand why they taste so good…I can be as happy as when I eat Japanese food. Our favorite souvlaki place is in our neighborhood. Their souvlakia are big and really tasty. Usually we eat chicken pita gyros. Thinly sliced meat is layered vertically on a large skewer, and the meat is… Continue reading Power of Souvlakia

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Cabbage Consumption

We buy cabbages from the same person at the laiki agora. I cannot explain what’s so good about these cabbages. However, when we buy a cabbage from somewhere else, we cannot eat as much (it just doesn’t taste good). I like to add soy sauce into the salad. Olive oil and lemon go very well… Continue reading Cabbage Consumption

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Nutella vs. Merenda

Whether you are a Nutella lover or a Merenda lover, there isn’t much difference in how fatty they are… The big difference is the proportion of hazelnut. I can’t tell the taste of hazelnut in Merenda, so the percentage of hazelnut is understandable.  Maybe those who like hazelnut are likely to prefer Nutella…? Nutella is… Continue reading Nutella vs. Merenda

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“Greek” Yogurt

At least for non-yogurt products, I suspect that the term “Greek yogurt” is used in package labeling just for advertisement purpose. In the UK, “Greek yogurt” needs to be produced in Greece in order to be labeled as such.  For this reason, there are lots of “Greek style” yogurt (they may contain additives to create… Continue reading “Greek” Yogurt