Brillant in Heraklion Has a New Dining Concept

Brillant, an affordable fine dining venue located inside Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion, on Crete, will reopen this November, with a new dining concept, similar to the urban pubs typical to Paris, London and other European destinations. With a seasonal menu, based on Cretan ingredients and herbs, Brillant will also count on an expanded drinks […]

Kale and Parsley Pesto

Kale is one of my top favorites, not only because it is a superfood, but also because it is very versatile, and easy to cook. It is excellent in salads, soups, as side dish for mains, dried in the oven as chips, and so on. This is my favorite kale pesto recipe, enhanced with parsley.

Food Safety in Grocery Stores

Did you know that in 2010, an E Coli breakout was traced to cheese samples at Costco? According to data provided in an infographic by Grocery Coupon Network, the outbreak was caused by customers who didn’t wash their hands before tasting the cheese. To stay on the safe side, say no to food samples in […]

Romanian Beef Stew with Polenta

This is a nice little meal for a cold winter day. It takes a long time to cook, so I wouldn’t recommend it for busy moms, unless you have a couple of hours to kill in the weekend. Nevertheless, it’s a lovely dish, full of flavor, and enjoyed by adults and children alike. The meat […]

Curry Chicken with Creamed Butter Beans

There are thousands of ways to cook chicken, each individual, and delicious. But if you like curry, you will definitely love this recipe, which is already a favorite in our household.

Winter Root Vegetable Salad

This is the third day of our “salad week” challenge, and I came up with a nice winter salad, made with grated roots: 1 knob celery, 2 carrots, 1 parsnip and 1 root parsley. The dressing is made with CretaVita olive oil (you can replace with any high quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil); […]