Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing


  • 1 1/2 quarts olive oil
  • 1/3 cup garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup dried basil
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 quarts red wine vinegar

Mix all ingredients well. Recipe makes 3 3/4 quarts.
It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.


Mini Souvlaki of Smoked Cretan Pork, Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini

  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 ounces smoked Cretan pork “apaki”or smoked pork chops
5 tomatillos, cut in half
2 zucchinis cubed
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 10 wooden skewers
  • Fresh thyme

Parboil zucchini in salted water for 1’ and drain.
Rinse immediately with cold water to retain color. Cut “apaki” in 1/2 inch cubes. Alternately thread onto each skewer 2 pieces apaki, 2 cubes of zucchini and half a tomato. Arrange souvlakia in a tray, drizzle with olive oil, season and sprinkle with thyme.
• Allow to marinate for 20 minutes and serve as finger food to friends and family.

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