Vegan Chocolate Cookies with Tahini

Once upon a time in the exotic land of Far East, Ali Baba, a poor logger, discovered a cave that was filled with gold and precious stones, a treasure that was stolen and gathered there by the 40 thieves. All he had to do was to shout at the cave’s door: “Open Sesame”. And just

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Applesauce Cake

Atalanta was the daughter of Iasus (or Mainalos or Schoeneus, according to Hyginus), a Boeotian, or an Arcadian princess. Her childhood was pretty dramatic according to myth. When she was born, her father was so disappointed for having a girl instead of a boy, that took the infant and left it in the woods. One

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Rice Pudding (Rizògalo)

In Greece, it used to be a custom, children to take the names of their paternal grandparents. For example, my name is Katerina just like my father’s mother and my brother’s name is John just like my father’s father. They did it mostly to keep the generation’s name alive and out of respect for the

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Orange Flavored Semolina Bars (Sàmali)

Greek pastries were very limited before 1922 when the Greeks of Asia Minor came as refugees in Greece. The country was very poor and the sweets people had, were based on simple ingredients they could find in nature. Some pastry shops that existed in big cities had French inspired sweets that could be enjoyed only

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Triple Chocolate and Chestnut Torte

A few days ago, was my Name Day. You can check all about this custom of ours here. I am crazy busy these last couple of months and so a celebration was out of the question. I was assigned a very challenging and demanding project, to relaunch a brand that has been to the Greek

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