Galaktoboureko – Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureka - Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert; basically, it’s a pastry-covered custard drenched in flavoured syrup. Best served warm when the pastry is still crisp and the custard just set, galaktoboureko is a great dessert for a large crowd. The baking dish full of rich dessert can easily serve 12-15 people. Although it is tastiest when fresh […]

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome was our last stop in Italy after Bologna. We dropped our bags at the hostel and set out to explore on foot! Rome is such a great historical city. Ryan and I would wander the small side streets then turn a corner and catch our first glimpse of the Colloseum off in the distance.

Octopus with Olive Oil and Paprika

When Donatello and I worked for a cruise line, our favourite ports were in the Mediterranean. With a short walk from the ship, we’d arrive at our choice mom-and-pop restaurant, mouths watering in anticipation for some of the best food ever. These small places would serve us the most simple but delectable fare piled high on rustic platters drizzled with […]

Toronto Eats: Lunch at Paramount Fine Foods

Toronto Eats: Paramount Fine Foods, Kiku Corner

Having grown up in Saudi Arabia, we are always looking for Arab food that has that same flavour we know so well. Several years ago, some old neighbours of ours from Saudi took our parents to the Paramount restaurant in Mississauga. Only recently have they expanded downtown and up in Markham. We finally made our […]

Garlicky Moutabal

Garlicky Moutabal, Kiku Corner

Moutabal is sometimes called baba ganoush. Although both dishes use roasted eggplant as a base, baba ganoush can also have other vegetables, such as tomatoes and onions, added. Moutabal, on the other hand, is just eggplant. Clear plastic containers of hummus and moutabal were everywhere in Saudi Arabia, even in our high school cafeteria. I’ve […]

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