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I am trying to be mindful of seasonality. I am on a quest to be healthier for the new year, and seasonality seems to be a positive step in the right direction. The Greek diet is very healthy, and the people eat seasonally in Greece. It's more practical, seasonal foods have more flavor, and I have noticed that seasonal foods are also less expensive. My grocery bills have gone up! Do you guys have any advice? So far, I have come up with cabbage (Greek cabbage rolls, cabbage salad) and I tend to love stifado and dishes like that this time of year. I feel like I am missing a lot of possibilities.


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Hi acamp7
There are many options for your winter cooking. Spanakorizo (spinach rice) is a beautiful dish, gigantes or fasolada anre also great hearty dishes for the winter. Fakies, Kotosoupa augolemono, arni frikase, xoriono me patates sto fourno to name a few.
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Seasonality can help save money for sure! Unfortunately seasonality is different depending on where you life. If you life in Florida, for example, there could be more than one growing season. If you live in a northern, colder climate, there might only be one growing season and it could be short. It all depends! Where do you live?

Can you share a good homemade phyllo recipe?

I think the problems with making homemade phyllo that I have been having have been my fault, not the recipe's. I suspect I have been overworking the dough. I mentioned in a previous thread that I have been having issues.

Just in case it is the recipe I have, though, can anyone share a good recipe with me?

Other Dips to Serve at Greek Dinner Party?

I mentioned in a previous thread that I made taramasalata for a dinner party. I want to serve other dips or spreads. I am thinking three is a good number. I don't want to serve hummus - I want to do something different.

I was thinking tzatziki and one other. What do you suggest? I was thinking the one with eggplant or the Fava spread that I see sometimes in menus.

Most Popular Spoon Sweets?

I am interested in making my own spoon sweets. What are the most popular? I have eaten cherry, grape, lemon peel, and orange peel spoon sweets. Are they easy or hard to make? Are they similar to jams or other preserves? I find these tastier than American-style jams, with more of the fruit flavors coming out. Any advice is appreciated.

Best Greek Seasonings for Meat?

I am wondering if Greeks use dill on meats, like maybe chicken and other poultry? I tried it on steak and I am not sure I like it, but I am wondering if I would like it in a seasoning blend.

I have a family member who loves dill, and I am really trying to put it in more foods. However, I am picky about dill and don't want it to overpower.

I have tried it in meatballs and I actually really like it in there, maybe because it isn't the main herb - it is in the background against the oregano and other flavors.

Versatile Greek Seasoning Blend for Meat

When I cook, I usually grill. Typically, I use a marinade that I make from scratch, but I don't always have time for that. So, I started making a seasoning rub that I use when I just need to throw something together. I have been putting this on everything - it tastes great! Here is what I do - I make it in batches:

  • 4 teaspoons Greek sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (I like some heat)
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons rosemary
  • 8 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 3 teaspoons dried, chopped lemon peel
I know it's a little clunky using teaspoon for the measurement but it's what I was doing when I wrote this down. I put it in a small glass mason jar with a tight lid.
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