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Fillipos’s Honey Cake

So delicious. This is Fillipos from the bakery’s recipe for Honey Cake which you can buy at the bakery or have served with coffee over at Theo’s Kafenio. Let me know how yours turns out! Ingredients 1 cup of flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder A good pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Grated zest of orange…



A few years ago I lived in a rented apartment on March 25th street, in Nafplio. It’s a pretty strange name for a road, but a very useful aide memoir, and it’s a date I never forget. March 25th is Independence Day in Greece. Earlier this week, with just a few days to go, I was…


Under The Covers with Sara Alexi

Dario Ciriello, writer and blogger, flattered me with an interview which he posted on his site today. We had such fun talking and his questions were interesting and led smoothly one into the other. You can find the interview here



It’s orange season again, and the fruits are hanging heavy and ripe on the trees… Here’s a great recipe for marmalade! Ingredients 2 kilos oranges 3 lemons 1.5 kilos sugar (approx.) 1. Wash and boil the oranges and lemons whole for 50 minutes 2. Drain the fruit, and when cold cut them open and discard…

Greek Village Jigsaw Puzzle

The Greek Village Jigsaw Puzzle!!

They’ve arrived I have three cartons of boxes of jigsaw puzzles in my living room, featuring a lovely hand-drawn map of the village. The puzzles are 500 pieces, and will let you see where all your favourite characters from the Greek Village live! There’s a limited number, but if they prove popular I’ll get some…



A delicious vasilopita recipe, infused with the aromas and blends of oranges and garnished with a thick and glossy vanilla scented sugar glaze or sprinkled with icing sugar! Vasilopita is a traditional Greek cake or bread served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the life of Saint Basil. After baking his, Fillipos inserted a coin…