Category: Recipes

The Greek Community of Oshawa and District

Koulourakia Voutirou

These butter cookies are traditionally made during celebrator occasions such as Easter and Christmas. Be sure to dunk them in your morning coffee. The name “Koulourakia” originates from their round, twisted shape. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg 2 egg yolks 3 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 large…
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November 1, 2017 0


Tiropita literally means cheese-pie and is a Greek pastry made with layers of buttered filo dough and filled with a cheese-egg mixture. Tiropita is a popular mid-morning snack in Greece. Ingredients: 1/2 lb. feta cheese 1 cup cup kefalotiri cheese Chopped parsley 2 eggs Pepper 1 stick melted butter 1 1/2 lbs. filo dough Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.…
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October 15, 2017 0


Koliva is made for funeral and memorial services and distributed to those in attendance.  Koliva is made primarily of wheat, which is symbolic of life and regeneration.  Like wheat, people are buried in order to grow and have a new life.  Koliva is boiled wheat with (depending on the recipe) a combination of some or all of…
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October 1, 2017 0

Vasilopita | New Year’s Cake

Vasilopita is a New Year’s Day cake in Greece, which contains a hidden coin or trinket, which gives good luck to the lucky diner who finds it. On New Year’s Day Greek families cut the vasilopita to bless their house and bring good luck for the New Year. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened to room…
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September 15, 2017 0


It’s widely understood that Kourabiedes are the ultimate cookie to have around for all of life’s happy celebrations! Buttery and rich, these cookies should be a staple at every holiday and special occasion and every moment in between! Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature 1/4…
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December 15, 2017 0

Yemista | Stuffed Veggies

Yield: 12 Yemista / 4-6 main-course servings Ingredients 6 large, ripe, juicy and firm beefsteak tomatoes 6 large green bell peppers 260 ml good quality olive oil 1 large onion, grated 1 long sweet red pepper, minced ½ small carrot, minced 500 g minced veal or beef (from a lean piece of veal/beef) 200 g…
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August 1, 2017 0

Benefits of Greek Mountain Tea

Greek mountain tea is one of the most common herbal remedies in Greece. Outside of Greece, it’s possible to find the tea online or in specialty shops wherever there is a Greek population. There aren’t many people who drink this tea for enjoyment, although there are some. Mostly, this is the tea that people drink…
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July 14, 2016 0


Galaktoboureko is a Greek custard pie with flaky phyllo dough crust. It’s best served the day it’s made so the crust doesn’t get soggy. Ingredients: 6 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups semolina (or cream of wheat, or rice flour) 7 cups milk Grated peel lemon 3 tablespoons cold butter, chopped 1 1/2 pounds Phyllo…
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June 13, 2016 0