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A surprising goji berry recipe

It’s been some time since I was here… I’ll start putting up the usual excuses like “lots of work”, “very busy” and the lot that all happy Londoners know how to use with pride! Truth is in this case I was quite busy and busy means stress and stress opens my appetite… for sugar and chocolate! What I was  ...

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Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe

The most difficult time during the day for me is around 4pm, when my blood sugar is low and I am really really craving something sweet. Well, to be absolutely honest, is the time I am having my second cup of coffee and I want something to go with it! There I said it! Normally I would go for a soft double choc chip cookie (yes, a whole one!). But, summer  ...

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Festive French Toast

After a whole day of hiking at Box Hill, which by the way was an amazing experience, all I could think of was a relaxing bath and the breakfast I would cook the next morning… Breakfast as you probably already know is my favourite meal of the day and there is nothing better than a nutritious meal after a full on day! My pick? A festive take on the  ...

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Butternut squash and feta cheese pies

In case you haven’t noticed I have developed an obsession over butternut squash lately. Although we grow it in Greece we don’t use it in cooking extensively. I only really discovered butternut squash in London and it seems rather exotic to me. Exploring my options with this oddly-shaped, vibrantly-coloured vegetable is fascinating…  By  ...

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The Panasonic espresso machine and coffee cupcakes

If there is something us Greeks take seriously, this is coffee… We are fussy about it. We want it strong and aromatic, freshly roasted and with perfectly made froth, which is very rare to find in England! We also take our time when we are having coffee, we don’t take it on the go, we are sipping it for hours sometimes while casually chatting  ...

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Brioches with chestnut cream

I call them Brioches 2.0 and I am sure there will be a 3.0 version (if such thing exists as a term…). Why? Well the first time I made them let’s just say you could use them as tennis ball… The second time they were OK, at least everyone ate them without having to threaten them… The third time they touched perfection! Chewy and  ...

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Courgette + Lasagna = Lasagnette!

I can’t remember meeting many people in my life so far that don’t like pasta… If you ask me I could have a different version every day! However, my hips seem to develop some kind of allergy to it! My stomach loves pasta, my hips hate carbs… Story of my life! So the other day I was craving lasagna but the voice inside my head  ...

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Butternut squash loaf

This is a recipe a came up with on a whim! I just love it when I have left over ingredients and I need to use them in some way before they go off. It is such a creative challenge! I often imagine I am in some kind of competition and I have to think quickly to get to the next round… Silly, I know but don’t we all need some kind of motivation?  ...

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Baking for the Eve Appeal

Last week I received a mysterious email from work with the subject “funny feet”. At first I was a bit offended… Does someone has to say something about my perfectly formed feet?? But then curiosity overcame my ego and I just chose to read it first before I come to any conclusions! Fortunately, my feet are absolutely fine! The email was  ...

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Coconut blackberry jelly

So September is here and along comes melancholy and moodiness… Mmmm… Not! I told you before how exciting I find the beginning of a new season, looking through fall’s collections, planning my shopping strategy etc. Let’s all look at the bright side then! Summer is officially gone -and we should be thankful for the unexpectedly  ...

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“Koulouri” breakfast

When you move to another country, the first thing you start doing is make all this little things that remind you of home.. Which practically means that you cook all these dishes that you never bothered making back home just because…. you were home and they were so… passé! However, moving from  a sunny place to a cloudy/rainy one develops  ...

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Vanilla Raspberry cake

I was thinking the other day… I feel so blessed that I can combine my job with my hobby or even better that my job is at the same time my hobby and vice versa… And even more that I found a way to combine my passions – fashion and food – into one place! I am not expecting to making a living out of it, I suppose what I want at the  ...

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Pizza recipe ideas

This post will be brief and to the point. Just because there is no need for unnecessary explanations and verbalism. The visual talks for itself… While in Paris I wanted to make the most out of it, visit some local restaurants for genuine and honest food and definitely some food markets. I did my research, spending quite some time on the internet  ...

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French baguette sandwich

As I promised this is a week dedicated to french cuisine. And what do Parisians do on a sunny day on their lunch break? They grab a freshly baked baguette some cheese and/or charcuterie and sit in the park! And how can you blame them when there is a bakery in every corner, whereas in London you have to travel across the city just to find some proper  ...

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Sunday at Feast

What is not to like about food festivals? Lots of different flavours gathered in one place, nice people with whom you share the same interests, nice drinks…. The only thing that is torturing me every time is the abundance of choice that makes it difficult to decide what to eat! Well since I am not buying a house, a bit of everything I  ...

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Hot dogs and other stories…

This week we are going to the beach and eating hot dogs and crunchy chips while watching skateboard documentaries…. If I told you that I went to the beach without leaving London, would you turn green of jealousy? Or just think that the unexpected sunshine gave me hallucinations? Well I am definitely not hallucinating and you shouldn’t be  ...

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Finger Food Lunch Ideas

So this week I put all my efforts on some finger food lunch ideas to please friends(and boyfriend of course!). Want to know why? No doubt this was The Great Gatsby week! Have you seen it? I haven’t- yet! But to be honest I have seen the original one and with all this buzz around the film I feel like there is no surprise anymore… However, I  ...

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The Jean Paul Gaultier Virgin Collection

So this week we are discussing religion, fashion and food… combined! I know, it doesn’t make much sense but I’ll get there. I promise. If you are looking for this week’s big news in fashion, this is it, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, an exhibition in Rotterdam about the avant-garde  ...

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Champagne and honey tart

I know I already told you that I went to the Pick me up festival last week and I posted my inspiration. And it’s not that I am lazy or there is a lack of inspiration sources… We are in London after all! But I came across a coincidence that it was impossible to disregard! Walking through the halls and galleries in Somerset House I came face  ...

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

  Browsing through the spring trends it was impossible not to notice the asian influence. Starting with Miuccia Prada’s origami-like ornaments and looking at Emilio Pucci’s and Dries Van Noten new take on the traditional kimono, the inspiration for my first post was there! I would have to admit that Prada’s Japonisme stole my  ...

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