5 of my favourite Greek Bakes with a twist!

Being raised in a Greek home surrounded by delicious Greek bakes, I'm always on the hunt for different ideas for putting my twist on these classic old favourites.

I have chosen five of my favourite Greek bakes to put a twist on each of them.

Favourite Greek Bake No. 1 – Bougatsa

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! What a scorching start to the year it’s been! If you’re anything like me, there’s no cooking going on or let’s say very minimal, as it’s the only way to keep the house cool and not overwork the air-conditioner!

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What’s so special about the Mediterranean Lifestyle?

There’s been a huge interest in the Mediterranean lifestyle of late. Did you see the documentary a while back about an island in Greece where the people are living into their 90’s and living well?

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You are Invited!

Hands up if you love to learn? I have two hands up and both my feet! I love learning - in fact, after homeschooling my daughters for a mere 20 years - you're welcome and thank you - I set out to make my way back into the working world and enrolled into TAFE to complete the Early Childhood Diploma. I wasn't sure what I should do - so much had changed since I was in the work place before having kids and I figured if I do something that is familiar to me I should succeed and somehow give me the confidence to keep moving forward. Well, I did succeed and went onto University and commenced my Bachelor of Early Childhood/Primary Teaching.

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Hello to you!

Hello to you!

I wanted to share with you personally what's happening over the next little while with In Sofia's Kitchen!

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Mediterranean Magic – Crete, the start of something beautiful!

We were excited to be going back to Crete. We had been there 15 years earlier and had great memories of our time there with our three daughters. It was a place that had been untouched by the tourist industry and we had great expectations of an off the beaten track experience.

But were we in for a surprise!

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Mediterranean Magic: Travelling through Greece Part 2

Well, it's been quite a few weeks (we were on the west coast of the Peloponnese pictured above) since I last blogged...a thousand apologies for my laziness! Actually, my laptop was playing up in Greece so I only managed to get one blog up...and then on our return home..we hit the pavement running!

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Mediterranean Magic: Travelling through Greece - Part 1

It’s been just over 12 years since I last travelled to Greece and what a wonderful opportunity to come back and explore new foods, reconnect with old friends and of course catch up with our beautiful relatives!

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Every Attempt is a Success!

I’ve been baking madly this week as I have the food and wine expo coming up this weekend.

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GATHERING AROUND THE FAMILY TABLE!

There is always something to do, a task to complete or an errand to run!

It can get frantic at times and there are some core values I think most of us have that we really don’t want to compromise. Let me share some of mine!

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Baking: Greek Sweets for anytime of the year!

We grew up not really celebrating Christmas in a big way – well I don’t remember it being a big deal put it that way. Easter is our big celebration for the year so that is more prominent in my memory. But one thing that did stand out over the Christmas season was the abundance of Greek Sweets my mum would cook and always have on hand in case someone dropped by.

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WEEKDAY DINNERS: Greek Lemon Chicken with Rice

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you may recall the funny incident during the time my husband and I were dating and his first ‘Avgolemono (Greek Egg & Lemon Soup) experience. You know, it’s a wintery day, my mum cooks our favourite soup, Greg joins us for lunch and … and he just couldn’t stomach the lemony soup served up.

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Baking: Beetroot Brownies

What does one do with a bunch of beetroot freshly picked out of our organic garden? Make beetroot brownies of course!!

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Vegetarian Eats

I’m back on the wagon...the vegetarian wagon that is! I got a little lazy, busy and my head was so full of what I had to get done that I didn’t have time to consider what I was filling my fridge or pantry with and too often I would just grab what I had and cook. It was healthy but not always meat free.

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TRAVEL: Melbourne – Australia’s Cultural Capital!

I often wonder why my Greek parents never settled in Melbourne. Half of Greece did, so why didn’t they?

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In the Beginning.....

My love affair with food began as a young kid attempting to bake a chocolate cake!

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Longing for a Mediterranean Summer Escape

It’s hard not to get a little nostalgic at this time of the year – it’s cold and wet here in Australia and when photos of my beloved friends and relatives living it up in warmth in the Northern Hemisphere, in particular when Greece and Italy pop up, I can’t help but want to jump on a plane and join them.

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7 Steps to Becoming a Fabulous Cook!

Do you ever wonder if you can cook? You want to be a good cook but don't know how to get there?

Here is a list of what you can do (it's not exhaustive) to get you on that road to becoming the amazing cook you've dreamed about....

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Winter Warmers: Starting Your Day Right!

If you’ve been following me for a while now, it wouldn’t be hard to guess I love all things Mediterranean! Mediterranean food, Mediterranean culture, Mediterranean coastlines…what’s not to love I say!

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A Tasty Childhood: Youvarlakia (Greek Meatballs in Tomato Passata)

If you love Greek food, you will love this dish! The mince is infused with fresh herbs and spices, which makes an ordinary meatball turn into an extraordinary Greek meatball! Served on a bed of al dente pasta and you have one very tasty and comforting dish!

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