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Oven Baked Chickpeas (Revithia sto fourno)

By Kiki Vagianos A cast-iron pan is a great option for this dish or, of course, the more traditional clay pot if you’re lucky enough to have one in your kitchen. The cast iron just heats every bean through to creamy perfection and I swear, bakes the flavours of the onions and rosemary right into each pea. Truth be told, ... Read More »

Zucchini and Herb Pie (kolokithopita)

By Nelly Skoufatoglou A rustic Greek dish that can be equally delicious when eaten hot or cold. You can buy the filo ready made, however it is a lot healthier and fun to try and make it from scratch, even if it is somewhat time-consuming. INGREDIENTS: 1kg zucchini, ends trimmed without the ends 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil for ... Read More »

Cabbage and cheese spiral filo pie (strifti lahanopita)

By Nelly Skoufatoglou A traditional Greek summer pie that is most commonly found in the Cretan villages between Heraklion and Rethymno. When served hot, this hearty, savoury delight can fight the chill of the coldest winter. Ingredients: 100ml extra virgin olive oil 14 sheets filo pastry 200g Greek feta, crumbled 2 leeks (white part only), thinly sliced 250g savoy cabbage, ... Read More »

Call me sexist, but a man’s place is in the home

By John Jalsevac – LifeSite News (Article originally published in Gilbert! Magazine) ******* But time and again Odysseus turned his face toward the radiant sun, anxious for it to set, yearning now to be gone and home once more … As a man aches for his evening meal when all day long his brace of wine-dark oxen have dragged the ... Read More »

Greek Feta Cheese Triangles Recipe

By Dora Kitinas-Gogos Easy and delicious Tiropitakia to impress your guests this weekend A mouth-watering traditional Greek tiropitakia recipe suitable for every time of the day, as a starter or midday snack! To prepare this traditional tiropitakia recipe (Greek feta cheese triangles) we crumble the feta cheese and mix it with two different kinds of yellow cheese for extra flavour. ... Read More »

Greek ladies in Perth find big success sharing family recipes

A local cookbook compiled by a group of Greek women celebrating their traditional cuisine from the island of Kastellorizo and other parts of Greece has proven to be a big fat Greek hit, selling out soon after its release By Nelly Skoufatoglou 11 May 2017 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper Last October saw the launch of From Our Greek Kitchen to ... Read More »

Cyprus Church Considering Setting Up Own Bank

By Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi – May 17, 2017 On Tuesday, Cyprus’ Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster RIK that the Church is considering setting up its own bank. The idea behind potentially setting up a bank for the Church comes as a result of the Church losing millions of euros during Cyprus’ 2013 banking crisis. The Church is ... Read More »


The fifty days following Pascha until the Feast of Pentecost are known as the period of the Pentecostarion in the Orthodox Church. At the mid-point between these great feasts of Pascha and Pentecost, on the twenty-fifth day which is always a Wedneday, is one of the most beloved feasts for the most devout Orthodox Christians known quit simply as Mid-Pentecost. ... Read More »