Follow me through the adventures that take place in my kitchen, in restaurants or in other kitchens. Cooking and food are my passions and I want to share my experiences of cooking, baking and eating with you.
I'm a Greek self-taught cook who lives in Chicago. I learned a lot about cooking from both of my grandmothers, my mom and dad, family and friends. Passing on timeless traditions through food is one thing I strive to do in life.
These are my journeys through culinary exploration...
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My best friend is vegetarian and got the gyro omelete without the meat. It has feta, green peppers, tomatoes and red onion with a side of tzatziki sauce. Let me just tell you - tzatziki on eggs is DELICIOUS!!!
THIS has to be my favorite shot of the whole post. The egg yolk running down the side of the stack of potatoes, the avocado slipping out underneath the tuna as the fork cuts into it, the truffle shavings scattered about… OMG! I’m literally salivating (on the verge of foaming at the mouth) at the sight of this. Now that is what I call breakfast!
Plans of curing some tuna in the near future are on the horizon…
Also - I agree with La Cuisine’s comment about the manner in which these photos of food are taken being similar to the shots of Dexter’s breakfast in the opening credits!!
vacation breakfast:scrambled eggs with sauteed onions, red peppers and hot peppers, english muffin with butter, fresh florida orange segments (picked from a neighbor’s orange tree) and low-sodium BACON*
mom and i made ourselves breakfast one morning because she had a bunch of bacon she wanted to use up while she had company.
*although the bacon was “low sodium” it still tasted like regular bacon. the only difference was, we weren’t parched and chugging water for the rest of the day. low-sodium bacon FTW!
^also related to bacon - i showed my mom how to cook bacon in the oven on the broiler pan so that 1. the bacon comes out flat, evenly cooked and crispy, and 2. the bottom part of the broiler pan catches the bacon fat to save for future use (or easy disposal - but that is blasphemy!)