I’m Alexandra (sometimes referred to as Sandra, Zandra, Sandy, Mom, Prez). I’m the founder, recipe-creator, self-taught cook and baker, food-stylist, photographer, and writer behind Figs & Feta.
I’m a third generation Greek-American (hence the name Figs & Feta) with years of on-the-job training in the kitchen with my grandmothers and parents as my greatest teachers. I live in NorCal with my husband, three growing boys and a chocolate Havanese named Wookiee.
During the day I hang out with elementary school children as a substitute teacher. The rest of the time I’m dreaming up recipes and new creations. I started this blog in 2013 looking to share Greek cooking time-saving tips under the sub-title of Greek Made Simple. In 2017 I realized I had basically baked and cooked myself into a virtual kitchen corner. I found myself walking down a very narrow path-restricted to only Greek recipes- which inevitably lead to less creativity. Feeling unchallenged, I decided to change things up a little. Now, I’m just letting my creativity flow- without the restriction of keeping things Greek all the time. If sparked to do so I will, however, still share a Greek Made Simple recipe now and then.
Thanks for stopping by. Suggestion, request or ideas? Please send me an email– I’d love to hear from you!
(Photo Credit: My amazing 16-year old son, Demetre.)
©2013-2018 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.