Moussaka Seduction

Greek Moussaka on a plate

Creamy, juicy and absolutely delicious. This Greek dish is a legend!  Greek moussaka (mousaka) is one of the most popular dishes in Greece, served in almost every tavern and prepared in every household on special occasions and big family meals and for good reason! To prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka recipe, luscious layers of juicy […]

Lime Cheesecake (No-Bake )

key lime pe in an 8 inch dish

PREP TIME: 2 hours 20 minutesMAKES: one 8-inch cheesecake I’ve never been a huge fan of key lime pie (too sour, too sweet), which is where this no-bake cheesecake swoops in to save the day. The acidity of the filling, in a way, offsets its sweetness and highlights its perfect “just rightness”; meanwhile, the heavy […]

The Right Chemistry: The story of vodka

Smirnoff Vodka Bottles

Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who by the time of his […]

How To Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh

fresh coffee bean storage

No matter how you prepare your morning cup of coffee, there’s one common denominator: the coffee itself. But are there ways to store your favorite coffee beans to keep them more fresh? We spoke to Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer and the founder and CEO of Kahawa 1893, about all the best ways to store your coffee. […]

Garlic Roasted Carrots

Garlic roasted carrots

Cook Time: 25 minYield: 4 to 6 servings As with most winter vegetables, roasting carrots will sweeten and intensify their flavor as moisture escapes and they shrink. Any carrots will do for this dish, but I prefer large storage carrots. Coated first with olive oil, they will caramelize beautifully, along with the whole garlic cloves you also […]

Mojito Panna Cotta

Mojito Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a nice and easy dessert idea for any season. This mojito panna cotta is a perfect summer dessert that you can prepare anytime when you want to eat something sweet and easy to prepare. Here is the recipe: Servings 4 Ingredients:  For the Panna cotta: 11 grams (1 envelope) gelatin (or 3 […]

Key Lime Coconut Pie

Key Lime Pie

This key lime coconut pie is so refreshing and one of my favorite tropical desserts! It is so creamy and easy – simply delicious! Ingredients:  1 Graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade – here is the recipe: LINK) 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 5-ounces (1 can) unsweetened coconut milk 14-ounces (1 can) […]

Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

Serve:            4 peoplePrep Time:   20 min.Grill Time:    8 to 11 min. The Ingredients Salsa 2 nectarines, about 450 grams total, cut into 1 centimeter dice 80 grams 0.5 centimeter diced red bell pepper  30 grams 0.5 centimeter diced red onion 6 grams finely chopped fresh chervil leaves  1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely diced 2 tablespoons finely […]

A Guide to Some Notable Greek Cheeses

According to mythology, Aristaios, the son of Apollo and Cyrene, was sent by the gods to give the Greeks the gift of cheese making. It was called a “gift of everlasting value.” If the reputation of today’s Greek cheeses is anything to go by, that value has increased with age. Greek cheeses are among the […]