Right now my four eggplant plants are in overdrive in the garden, which is only one reason I'm loving this vegetarian version of the famous Greek eggplant dish called Moussaka as a Meatless Monday option. Janelle from The Chic Brulee enjoyed Moussaka when she visited the Greek island of Santorini, and back home she decided to create a meatless version. Janelle's lighter Vegetarian Moussaka has bulgur and Greek yogurt, plus the same traditional tomato sauce and spices that make this dish so popular.
Here I thought we were locked in until next November, long days in the high 90s and muggy and then, thank you very much, the weather broke for a few days. Ahhh... spring! Enjoy it while it lasts, no matter what part of the world you are in. I'm taking advantage of these last few days that are cool enough to run the oven fearlessly, while enjoying some less-than-wintry fare....more
When I first shopped for vegetables in Greece and was paying for one lemon I was met with funny looks. Here you buy lemons in bags, not one and one.The Greek use lemons on and in everything. I can´t think of any foods that do not taste better with a dash of lemon juice.And the health benefits of lemon are so many that there is every reason to do as the Greeks and use it a lot in your food. ...more
If you have read anything about myself or my family you already know that we are big believers of “date night”. For us, it is one of the many secrets that keep our bond strong. For a few hours we get to laugh, have good conversation and have some alone time with no kids around.
Salad variations containing tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, and Feta Cheese are known the world over as Greek Salad. Never mind that in Greece there would certainly be green bell pepper, probably red onions, definitely dried oregano, and never lettuce, good cooks everywhere who love tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese have their own version of this beloved dish.
I never met a Greek Salad I didn't like, and now that summer is winding down, I'm looking for every excuse I can find to eat this just one more time, before the tomatoes are gone and I'm forced to find other uses for Feta cheese! If you live where summer is coming to an end, try one of these variations of Greek Salad to keep yourself in the summer mood a bit longer.
Moms serve Bagel Bites® for after school snacks because you know they always come home hungry after a long day of learning and play. Read more and see how our bloggers get through after school activities. Read more