Digenakis Winery / Ypopsia – Rose Semi-dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Syrah, Kotsifali, MandilariRed variety Syrah combined with Kotsifali and Mandilari red local varieties gives an allusion of rose wine in the color of onion skin. Gentle freshness, balanced acidity and crunchy scents of cherry dried rose and a finish of bergamot, discreetly lavish with an aftertaste patiently waiting to fade away. Best served at 12 o-15o C.

Digenakis Winery / Marisini White Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Spinas muscat 100%Alcohol : 13.0 % VolLocal variety Spinas muscat made this fine, fresh white whine of a “noble” spirit. The gentle aromas of jasmine, apricot and a finish of bitter orange, ideally accompany the rich nose and the mouth-filling. The acidity exceptionally balances with the lively aromas of the varieties and with the, long-lasting, aftertaste. Best served at 9o C – 11o C.

Watermelon and Feta Salad

When watermelons are in season, this recipe can often be found on tables throughout Greece. The sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the feta cheese complement each other well. Ingredients: 5 cups cubed watermelon pieces (remove the seeds) 1 English cucumber, chopped 1 small shallot, minced 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives (pitted) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint Directions: Add the watermelon and cucumber to a Read more…

Miliarakis Winery / Metikos – Red Dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. A very distinguished expression of two foreign varieties, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting from a successful harmonization with the Cretan Terroir and a very selective vinification. Métèque. 1. A foreign person living in an ancient Greek Town, especially in Athens, without political rights: Population of ancient Athens was divided into free citizens, métèque, and slaves. 2. Immigrant.French varieties Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon settled in Crete, offer us a deep-colored, dense, and complex wine matching with Read more…

Dolmades “stuffed vine leaves”

Just the word ‘Dolmades’ makes me hungry! But what’s in them? In this recipe, the vine leaves are stuffed with a tasty meat and rice mixture and loaded with fresh herbs. Dolmades may take time to prepare (mainly to roll), but they are worth every minute of preparation! I could eat these all day, every day and I am excited to share my family recipe. Ingredients 1 kilogram of beef or pork mince vine leaves 1 cup of rice 1 white Read more…

Sausages and Peppers (Spetsofai)

This recipe can be prepared with any type of sausage you have on hand. However, it really does taste best with Greek loukaniko! Greek Style Sausages and Peppers (Spetsofagi) Recipe Ingredients: 5 tablespoons Greek olive oil4 large bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped2 cloves garlic, choppedCooked sausage, cut in 1-inch pieces14 ounce can diced tomatoes1 teaspoon Greek oregano Instructions on How to Prepare Greek Sausages and Peppers:Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium for 1-2 minutes. Read more…

Fakes Soup – Lentil Soup

Fakes (lentils) are a staple in the Greek kitchen. Fakes soupa is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar to give the lentils extra flavor. Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1/2 lb. lentils 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 whole garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons salt 1 bay leaf 3 tablespoons vinegar Parsley, to garnish (if desired) Directions to Prepare Greek Lentil Soup: Wash the lentils and soak in warm water for 2 hours. Read more…

Akis’ Greek Christmas honey cookies Melomakarona

Recipe ingredients For the syrup 500 g water 800 g granulated sugar 150 g honey 3 stick(s) cinnamon 3 cloves 1 orange, cut in half 1st mixture 400 g orange juice 400 g seed oil 180 g olive oil 50 g icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon(s) cloves 2-3 teaspoon(s) cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon(s) nutmeg 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda orange zest, of 2 oranges 2nd mixture 1-kilo all-purpose flour 200 g semolina, fine To serve Honey Walnuts Directions: These amazingly aromatic little cookies Read more…