Koulourakia (Greek Butter Biscuits)

Everyone knows that as a nation, we all love biscuits! Given the opportunity, most of us will open a packet for just about any occasion – when friends pop in for a cuppa, when we’re still feeling a bit peckish after breakfast or lunch, and maybe sometimes just before we go to bed. I know someone […]

Catering for Gluten free/Dairy free In-Laws

It is hard enough catering for all tastes when you are part of a big sociable family, let alone when you have certain dietary requirements to take into consideration too. Yiayia always makes enough food to feed 5 times as many people in the room, but options are slightly trickier now she has a son-in-law with a dairy allergy, and a […]

Patates Lemonates (Lemon Potatoes)

Vasso’s recipe for traditional patates lemonates is one of our most requested, and with very good reason – they are AMAZING! The lemon makes them taste much fresher and lighter than ordinary roasted potatoes, which in my experience just means we eat more of them! We have found the trick is to make up two trays – one to serve […]

Thank you

It’s been less than a month since our book Secrets from Yiayia’s Greek Kitchen was published and we are so overwhelmed by all the support we have received. We hosted a party a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the book and all the hard work that went into writing it. The hall at St. George Greek Orthodox […]

Octopus with Vinaigrette

After a long morning spent swimming in the beautiful sea at Plakias (Southern Crete) and drying under the warm Mediterranean sun, there is nothing more satisfying than a long lazy lunch in a traditional taverna overlooking the sea. One year, a big group of us tucked into grilled octopus, calamari, chicken, rice, tzatziki, courgette fritters, […]

Yiayia’s Kouzina Launches!

Welcome to Yiayia’s Kouzina (Greek for Grandmother’s Kitchen, pronounced ya-ya’s koo-zee-na)! A place where we bring the secrets of Yiayia Vasso’s Greek kitchen to yours. We are very lucky to be part of a big family that enjoys nothing more than getting together around the dining table for lots of good wholesome home cooking. Some of […]

Final artwork for our front cover

The moment our designer, the AWESOME Michelle Rochford, pinged the artwork for our book’s front cover over, we have been giddy with excitement.  This book has been years in the making, but it really feels like it’s starting to come together now.  Although, the thought of sending ‘our baby’ out there for all to see […]