Baklava Recipe of Hellenic Cuisine Cook book – Detroit, MI

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It started with an urgent recipe book search, followed by a Whatsapp message to my mom, “Hey, I’m making baklava and was thinking about yiayia’s recipe book.  Did you give me a copy?” My Yiayia Christina was a legendary cook.  It’s a family fact that Yiayia and Thea Toula (her…

Urban foraging and making Mulberry Tart

Growing up, we used to pick wild mulberries. The dark mulberries ripened to their juicy capacity and fell on the pavement, painting the sidewalks purple.  This was nature’s graffiti and we were young urban foragers. Just below Chicago’s purple EL line, we thought the forest preserve was our Jungle Book fantasy and we ate from…

The Perfect Beach Snack: Nutella Loukoumades (Donuts) in Parga, Greece

 You can’t get more indulgent than pouring Nutella over fried dough.  Well I wouldn’t mind adding fresh strawberries or crushed almonds into the mix.  Regardless, everyone around the world loves fried dough.  North Americans call it doughnuts, South Africans call it vetkoek, Greeks call it loukoumades.  But not everyone pours Nutella over it.  My friend…