My younger sister, Demi and me at a family lunch. Rocking those dungarees and savouring the chicken souvla. Photograph courtesy of capturedbyharry


We’re all rushing around with work and kids and traffic and bills, right? Days flow into weeks and suddenly it’s Christmas – again! Every once in a while, we stop, step out of our routine and take a breath, visit an exotic place, go to a show, experience a new upmarket restaurant; and say we should do it more often.

The reality is, most of our lives are composed of the daily, ordinary happenings.
This blog was created to inspire you to celebrate and cherish the ‘every day’. Take the time to plant the herbs, to revive an old piece of furniture, to knit a scarf or bake a cake and serve it with the good napkins.

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Being of Cypriot heritage, food is not just a vessel to provide nourishment, but an opportunity to love, nurture, console, share and celebrate with those that come into my home and gather at my table. The Greek word filoxenia means to show love to a stranger, but extends beyond hospitality and offers a generosity of spirit where a guest leaves feeling part of the family and worthy of the efforts the host has gone to.

My home is my refuge; a space to create, replenish, connect, escape. In my kitchen, I find an outlet for my inquisitiveness, a place to play and fulfill my endless necessity to feed.

Food – always and always. Photograph courtesy of capturedbyharry

I invite you into it and offer to you the things that make me happy, that I have grown, made and cooked; the things that help me celebrate the ‘every day’.


(sit down with me and share)