Varvara

Close-up of bowls with ‘Varvara’ is a kind of porridge

Varvara is a kind of porridge that the faithful prepare on the eve of the celebration of Agia (Saint) Varvara, distributing it to parishioners to support their health. It is […]

Vasilopita

Close-up of decorative Greek ‘vasilopita’ sweet, bread-like cake

It is a sweet, bread-like cake that is only made for the New Year celebration and is only eaten on New Year’s Day. Recipes for this cake differ depending on […]

Vissinada

Close-up of glass with Greek ‘Vissinada’ means sour cherry juice and fresh heights in the background

Vissinada means “sour cherry juice”. A refreshing, summertime beverage flavored by young, sour cherry juice is a wonderful concoction. Fresh cherries, sugar, some lemon and water, and a little vanilla […]

Voutimata

Close-up of Greek ‘Voutimata’ biscuits, brown and covered with sesame and a cup of coffee

Voutimata are a dessert or treat similar to biscuits and very much appreciated as an accompaniment to coffee, tea and juices – usually by dipping them in the cup!