spanakopita

Dora’s Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

INGREDIENTS – Makes 15-18 servings Pastry 1lb fylo pastry Some extra virgin olive oil Spinach Filling A couple of spoons extra virgin olive oil 2 lbs spinach, cleaned, tough stems removed 6 spring onions, cleaned, sliced in 1/4 inch lengths 1 leek, cleaned, sliced into thumb-sized pieces (if very large, slice leek in half lengthwise before…

The English Lesson - Sara Alexi

The English Lesson

I’m delighted to announce that my latest book was published recently. The English Lesson is a novella that explores one woman’s inner struggle for independence. Toula receives an invitation to her granddaughter’s third birthday. To attend means a trip from her beloved Greece to England, where her daughter’s family have settled. Her husband refuses to…

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Greek Easter biscuits (Koulourakia Paschalina)

Ingredients 150 g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature 165 g ( ¾ cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 60 ml (¼ cup) milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 550 g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder Instructions Preheat oven to 200°C. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar for 4 minutes or…

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Going to Press!

I’m delighted to announce that a deal has just been agreed with a leading distributor of foreign press in Athens, to get the books, in English, into over 400 bookshops and press points this summer! So now when you wander from the beach for an ice-cream you will be able to pick up a copy of…

Where Have You Been in Greece?

Continuing with the map theme, here’s an interactive map on which you can tell the world where you’ve visited in Greece, and what you liked about it! Feel free to add your name, tell us when you visited, post a photo etc… Please respect other peoples’ markers, and don’t edit them… To edit the map,…

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Ingredients flour 2 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 ¼ tablespoon lukewarm water 1 ½ cups greek honey 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ouzo ½ teaspoon For the syrup sugar 2 cups water 1 cup lemon ½ cinnamon stick 1 cloves 2-3 greek honey 2 cups powdered sugar to sprinkle powdered cinnamon…

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Where are the Readers…?

Here’s a bit of fun!! The map on this page is interactive, and YOU can edit it! It’s purely optional of course, but you are invited to add a marker to the map to indicate where in the world you are. Please include your name (first name at least) and the name of the town…