I’m a self-proclaimed foodie! I dislike half-baked attempts at creating dishes with substitute ingredients, and short cut methods. One of the great pleasures of living in most Canadian cities with their large multi-ethnic populations, is the access we have to authentic food from different cultures, made from original recipes!
In the picture here are some ‘spanakopita triangles’ made by my friend Helen, who is Greek. Spanakopita*, or spinach pie, is a popular Greek dish and comes in different styles. My friend makes these small cocktail sized bites that melt in the mouth. I twisted her arm to start making them to sell :)! It was a bit sneaky of me, but how else could I have a regular supply ;)? The last person who tasted them at my place loved them. They said that the commercially available ones are pretty greasy, and that these were wonderful. I completely agree!
On that note, if interested, you may message me for Helen’s contact info if you’d like to order some, especially since Christmas is around the corner and we’re all looking for interesting ways to entertain! For obvious reasons, this is only for people living in or around Montreal! Endaxi**? That’s how Helen ended her telephone conversation with me yesterday when I called her to make a fresh order.
*Spanakopita means a spinach pie — made in a baking tin and cut into squares. Here we’re talking about triangular shaped, spinach and cheese filled phyllo pastry
**Endaxi in Greek means Ok? Is that alright, then? People usually end a conversation with ‘Endaxi’ if plans are being made, or a conversation is being ended. Now you know a Greek word too 🙂