KO’s Risoni-Rice

KO’s Risoni-Rice is a recipe I learned from my parents-in-law over 30 years ago. My parents-in-law were born and raised as Greeks in Constantinople/Istanbul. Living in a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city and immersed in the cuisines of many, influenced their kitchen and that of others residing in that great city. This neverending fusion of many co-existing cuisines over […]

KO’s Prasorizo (Leeks with Rice)

Prasorizo Recipe

KO’s Prasorizo is a simple, humble dish, that is full of flavour and nutritious goodness. Although I don’t like it when anyone says that one type of vegetable or fruit is better than another – all plant-based foods have a huge place in our diet – leeks do have something extra special – their very potent […]

KO’s Koulourakia

Greek Easter cookies Koulourakia

There are so many special eating traditions associated with Greek Easter; red-dyed eggs; roast lamb on the spit; tsourekia (egg loaves); flaounes (Cypriot Cheese-filled Pastries); mayeritsa (offal stew); and koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies). These Greek Easter delights are savoured and enjoyed on Easter Sunday when families return home from mass, just after midnight, and during […]

KO’s Grilled Peppers

Fresh, light and incredibly flavoursome, KO’s Grilled Peppers are a fabulous addition to any summer spread. Serve them as a side with any barbecued meats or add them to your homemade souvlakia for an amazing texture and flavour burst with the barbecued sweetness of the peppers; and the yumminess of the garlic, oregano and olive […]

KO’s Greek Meatballs

KO’s Greek Meatballs recipe has been refined and improved over a lifetime by one of Kali Orexi’s favourite guests, Vasiliki, and demonstrated by me, Christine, using the quick and easy-to-follow, hands-only video format. These meatballs are an absolute crowd-pleaser whether served as an appetizer; part of a feasting spread at a celebration; or as a […]

KO’s Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

When Christine was pondering which recipes KO should feature this year, her daughter, Ilyana, made two suggestions – Stuffed Zucchini Flowers (λουλούδια γεμιστά) and Green Veggie Patties (λάχανο-κεφτέδες). Christine’s mum, Antigoni, has long prepared these dishes for her children and grandchildren. They are truly family favourites and often inspire a chorus of cheers from the […]

KO’s Melitzanosalata (Eggplant Dip)

The cycle of learning has always fascinated me. The generosity of spirit and heart that compels someone to teach someone else a fact, a skill, a life changing ability. In 2005, our young family journeyed to Greece and we were very fortunate to visit the magical island of Santorini. We were joined by friends there […]

KO’s Yoghurt, Honey and Pistachios

Kali Orexi is bringing a little Grecian summer to you with our Yoghurt, Honey and Pistachio offering. Greek yoghurt with honey and nuts is a staple on everyone’s Greek holiday menu – in fact, KO’s version was inspired by a trip to Santorini a few years ago. This treat often has a heavy yoghurt base […]