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Who Doesn’t Like a Good Giveaway!?

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Hey there… Happy Friday!

My friends over at O Olive Oil are having an awesome giveaway that I’d like to share with you.


They’ve partnered with Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, Season 4, on PBS and to celebrate, O is giving away a 7-Course dinner for 4 featuring O products prepared by a professional chef in your home (offer available only in the United States).

Plus, they’re giving away some of their delicious O products every week!

Enter for a chance to win. It will take 6 seconds.(Yep. It’s that easy!)

Time for me to get back to my recipe testing with my new O Olive Oil products… recipes coming soon! :)

Enjoy the weekend!

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Dining Out: Souvla SF

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Announcing the latest addition to Figs & Feta: Dining Out.  Join me as I chat it up with Charles Bililies, chef and owner of Souvla in San Francisco.  CONTINUE READING…

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Greek Chocolate Cookie Perfection

Cookies-3There are two things I have a hard time shaking: Cookies and Cake (Ok, three things: Ice Cream, too). If you were to mention the word ‘cake’ in a sentence I would obsess about it until I ate a piece.  For example: years ago my son and I needed to leave a kid’s birthday party early. Unfortunately, we left before cake was served. That night, after putting my then 2 year-old son to bed, I made a cake in order to scratch the itch. I then proceeded to eat two (large) pieces. The same is true with cookies. Talk of cookies  =  me making a batch of my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Greek Chocolate without hesitation.

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Figs! Glorious Figs!

Grilled-Figs-7My parents used to have a hugely overgrown Black Mission Fig tree on their property. I was young and sometimes our young minds create big pictures in our little heads, but I felt as if the tree produced fruit all year long. I do know for a fact that it was taking over an entire portion of their yard – that images is a real-life-adult memory. During a yard re-model they decided to remove the tree. I was devastated.

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World Cup Fever

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So, the Greek soccer team is still alive at the World Cup tournament. I’m not sure how it all works, how some teams stay alive even though they lose a match. We’re a baseball and basketball home, not really a soccer home.

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Baklava Pop Tarts with Maple Icing

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Kellogg Pop Tart. To join in the celebration, I thought how fun would it be to create a homemade pop tart. Then, I thought it would be fun to “Greek-ify” it by creating a Baklava flavored pop tart. And then, I thought it would be fun to create a Greek-ified Baklava flavored pop tart with lots of icing on the top, simply because I’m a sucker for frosting and icing. And so, the homemade Baklava Pop Tart with Maple Icing was born.

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Greek Guacamole

Guacamole-9Something about the start of spring that makes me crave guacamole. Maybe it’s because we ring in the month of May with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Maybe it’s springtime memories of sitting along the Sacramento River at Chevy’s Fresh Mex with friends chowin’ down on chips, salsa and guacamole with an ice-cold blended margarita. Either way, I’ve discovered how to “Greek-ify” one of my favorite dips and I’m pretty excited about it.

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Lemony Spinach and Leek Quesadilla

Spanakorizo-5Growing up on the west coast and transplanting to the east, people often ask me if I miss the weather. There are times when I do indeed miss the California sunshine, however, I think what I really miss is the California-style Mexican food. :)

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