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Terrific Entertaining at Home with this Greek Feast

Continuing with Compass & Fork tradition, we close our featured coverage of Greece and Cyprus with an easy-to-prepare, Greek feast. All of the courses for our Greek feast, can be prepared, or be substantially prepared in advance. And what is on the Greek/Cypriot menu? How about: Spanakopita, the famous Greek spinach pie, served warm and as an appetizer. Greek roast lamb, is there any more appetizing way to cook lamb? Greek village salad, a perfect and light accompaniment to the … Read More

The Best Authentic Loukoumades Greek Donuts Recipe

Today we feature a popular dessert eaten throughout Greece and Cyprus. Authentic loukoumades are basically Greek donuts. They are drenched in a honey-based syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon, sesame seeds and crushed walnuts. And they’re easy to make. Our version of authentic loukoumades comes with a twist. For the batter we use labna (strained yogurt, also sometimes called labna cheese) and no yeast. The use of the labna delivers a lighter batter, precluding the need for the yeast. The sweetness comes … Read More

Sensational Beef Stifado a Pleasant Surprise from Cyprus

Today we feature a classic, Greek stew – beef stifado, or should that be the famous, Cypriot dish? Whatever its origins, we are featuring it today! Commonplace throughout the region, it is a robust flavored stew, containing slow-cooked beef that just melts in your mouth. Beef stifado is traditionally served with orzo (small, rice-shaped pasta) or hilopittes (egg pasta). This is a great dish to enjoy in the cooler months. Simple to prepare, it just slowly simmers away while you … Read More

This Genuine Greek Spanakopita is Irresistible

Genuine, Greek spanakopita is a classic, spinach pie, surrounded with filo pastry. Filled with spinach or silver beet, cheeses and mildly spiced, Greek spanakopita is a great way to increase your or your children’s green veggie intake. I can promise you, they will be coming back for second helpings! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like pie made from filo pastry? And the filo pastry? It’s very forgiving and despite ripping a few sheets here and there, it really doesn’t matter. … Read More

Greek Tzatziki Guaranteed to be Thicker and Stronger

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Greek tzatziki is one of those quintessential, Greek dips known and loved throughout the world. A classic of Greek cuisine, it is perfect as an easy-to-make appetizer  you can enjoy on a sunny day prior to a BBQ or just for accompanying a chilled beverage with family and friends. Gluten-free? Perfect when accompanied with julienned carrots, celery, red or green bell peppers (capsicums), and of course, cucumber. Also great with ciabatta or Turkish bread. Our Greek tzatziki is actually a … Read More

Genuine Greek Baked Beans Full of Taste – Gigantes Plaki

Ever heard of Gigantes Plaki? No it’s not some Greek, mythological monster from Jason and the Argonauts (remember that fabulous film?), although you could be forgiven for thinking so! They’re basically a version of Greek baked beans made with larger beans such as butter beans or lima beans in a typical, Greek sauce. The sauce is quite thick and the dish is hearty for the cooler times of the year in Greece, including on the islands. Greece and the word … Read More

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