November 7, 2017

Boo-ty-call or galax-to-boty or just plain or Galaktoboureko

My family in Greece won’t quite understand why we think some of the ways our friends or acquaintances try to pronounce this dessert is funny. But let me tell you, after countless friends have hatched the name...

October 16, 2017

It is that time of year, fall harvest and comfort food.

One of our family’s favorite Greek dishes is Yemista (stuffed vegetables). Warm, flavor-filled, true-to-life comfort food.

Some of my crew love just peppers, some prefer tomatoes and me? I love eggplant and zucchini...

September 25, 2017

Next Month I will be walking for Alzheimer's. 

Currently incurable, Alzheimer's – dementia – is on the rise, incapacitating its victims to the point of cruelty.

For me, Alzheimer’s has hit very close to home. My Mother who was born and raised in Greece and came to the US...

September 11, 2017

For me, being an Greek Orthodox Christian, there is something special about September and the Ecclesiastical Year. 

The Ecclesiastical Year is anything relating to the church or the clergy. I have been brought up with 4 characteristics: Worship (Liturgia), Fellowship (K...

August 28, 2017

One full trip around the sun. How does our family trip to Greece seem like yesterday, but it’s already been a year?

It was a special trip it was for my Dad’s 80th birthday. The only true gift he wanted: sharing is heritage and his story with his grandchildren. I’ve hear...

July 24, 2017

I can't believe the day has come.  My son Connor (Constantine) is leaving the nest.

Why is it that the days and weeks seem so slow, but the years and decades seem so fast? Time does not slow down.

Connor, now 23, and my first born, graduated a year ago from Central...

June 27, 2017

Oh, goodness, how much do I love my dad?

You can’t even begin to count the ways. And God saw fit to fill my life with wonderful men in all aspects…how blessed I am.

Recently, we celebrated Father’s Day. I had big plans of kicking back, eating peanuts and stretching in th...

June 5, 2017

If you’ve seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, rest assured you saw a pretty accurate glimpse into the life and hijinks of a Greek wedding. It’s true, it’s one big ol’ happy plate smashing good time!

Greek weddings are a big deal replete with so many glorious tradit...

May 15, 2017

Old dogs and new tricks. Isn’t that some adage somewhere? Whoever came up with that idiom was way off. If you think age makes you slower or less able to learn something, come hang out in my kitchen for a day or two. Every day – in almost every area of my life, I’m alwa...

May 1, 2017

As I sit in church during Holy week, I look at all our beautiful icons and think about how each one tells a story. I was reminded of the time when I prayed to St. Phanourios.

St. Phanourios is the saint that help you find lost or misplaced items. No snickering from you,...

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