Agginaropita is a delicious Greek pie made with artichokes and leeks. It is is great for lunch with a salad and leftovers can be eaten for breakfast or brunch.
Kolokythopita (pronounced koh-loh-kee-THOH-pee-tah) in Greek Κολοκυθόπιτα is a compound word from “kolokythi” (squash) and pita (pie). This Greek savory pie is made with butternut squash and fresh myzithra, a cheese from Chania, Crete.
Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies. After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well. You can make the recipe from scratch or use leftover chicken or turkey. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make…
Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make. All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil. Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by sprinkling some honey or icing sugar and cinnamon on top.
Tyropita me Maratho means cheese pie with wild fennel. This is a traditional cheese pie, which my mother in law used to make with feta cheese and fennel.
Vegan Spanakopita or Nistisimi Spanakopita, is a Lenten version of a spinach pie, which we make during Lent without any egg or cheese. A small amount of semolina is added in the filling to bind the ingredients.
Daktyla, also called daktyla kyrion (meaning ladies fingers) is the most popular Cypriot dessert made with phyllo which is very crisp and very juicy, filled with almonds, cinnamon and sugar. They are fried and then drenched in syrup, scented with anthonero (orange blossom water), which make them irresistible.
Spanakopitakia (pr. spa-nah- koh -pee-TAA-kia) is the diminutive of Spanakopita which are small spinach triangles. They, are really so easy to make, they taste so good and are perfect to serve as finger food or appetizers.
28th October is ‘OXI or Ochi’ day, pronounced O-hee, meaning NO. No, is what Greece’s prime minister, Ioannis Metaxas, replied on 28 October, 1940 to Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow Axis forces to enter Greece and occupy key locations in the country, 1940 – 1941).
This autumn fruit crumble is not just another usual crumble as it quite unusual. Apart from apples, which is one of the fruit for autumn recipes, I combined it with delicious quince and with pumpkin.