1. PemiKanavos

    Questions about making melamakarona...

    There are many variations of the melomakarona recipe. Some do use semolina while others don’t. Some use only olive oil while other use have olive half vegetable oil, or honey in the syrup while others use just sugar. It’s I guess a personal preference and what your taste buds have been...
  2. PemiKanavos

    Common Herbs and Spices in Greek Cooking

    And also clove.
  3. PemiKanavos

    Thinking about street food in Athens ...

    One more greek street food you should definitely try is “Koulouri”. Koulouri is an iconic Greek snack. It’s individual bread rings that’s crispy on the out side and pillowy on a the inside. It’s generously covered with sesame seeds, with a sweet after taste. A must try for sure. If staying in...
  4. PemiKanavos

    I want to make Domatakeftedes at home...

    2pounds cherry tomatoes, ripe 4 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped 2.5 oz of feta, mashed 1 large red onion, grated 1 tbsp of parsley, finely chopped 1 tbsp of fresh mint, finely chopped 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 of plain flour 1 tsp Baking Powder salt freshly ground black pepper oil, for frying...
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    Recipes list for Greek holiday cooking

    Growning up in Greece, we would make pork for Xmas, and there would always be a side of tzatziki and roasted potatoes, tiropitakia and spanakopita. Melomakarona are a must for Xmas, and also kourambiethes. Our new cookbook has some simple yet great recipes if you wanted to check it out. It’s a...
  6. PemiKanavos

    Different Greek Dishes to Cook?

    Biftekia me patates sto fourno, Pastitsio (which is time consuming but freezable so you have dinner for another day), Imam.
  7. PemiKanavos

    What if I can't find Greek honey?

    It is ok if you can’t find greek honey for your greek pastries. Even though it might taste better for you and I since we have been accustomed eating and baking with it, you can definitely substitute any other good local honey.
  8. PemiKanavos

    Favorite Greek winter desserts or cookies?

    What was the texture like? Like a paxsimadi?
  9. PemiKanavos

    Kolokithopita is delicious in the fall....

    Hi kcixcy, I’m glad you experimented with the use of a soft cheese. But your observation is correct. The cheese would over power the delicate aroma and flavor of your pumpkin. If you want to use cheese with your pumpkin, try making a kolokithotiropita. It’s is out of this world.