For the Love of a Greek!

It’s VALENTINE’S DAY! And here at The Greek Wives Club we are getting ready to spread the LOVE with some delicious recipes and fun gift ideas.

The Greeks are no strangers to tales of love. Despite Valentine’s Day being considered a foreign invention, LOVE itself originated in Greece, and let’s not forget that Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, has her own rock – “Petra trou Romiou” – in Cyprus. Rumour has is that if you swim around the rock naked, you will be fertile for life! (Many Greek-Cypriots will attest to this).

Aphrodite’s son, Eros, the golden-winged God of “desire” (the Roman’s called him Cupid) was said to have mated with Chaos (who existed at the Beginning, before the creation of the universe), and hatched forth the human race.

So much for Adam and Eve.

Some Greeks believe that the 14th of February originally celebrated the marriage between Zeus and Hera and launched a three-hundred year honeymoon on her island of Samos. (Alright for some!)

Whatever it’s origins, whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Many of us at The Greek Wives Club simply see this occasion as an excuse to celebrate love in general – not just for a partner, but for your family. Or maybe even for the love of food!

So let us help you indulge with our wonderful range of recipes and if you are looking for a last minute gift for that special someone, check out this Valentine’s Gift Guide for the Greek in your Life over on Ekaterina’s blog. Remember late is better than never!

So what will you be cooking tonight?

BLUEBERRY & CREAM BISCUITS BY GLYKIA ZOI~SWEET LIFE

Start Valentine’s Day the right way with these blueberry & cream biscuits with whipped blueberry honey & cream butter. Breakfast has never tasted sweeter!

Glykia Zoi blueberry biscuits

TUTTI FRUITY VALENTINE’S CUPCAKES BY THE GLUTEN FREE GREEK

Gluten-free? No problem! Try these fun, fruity gluten-free cupcakes and decorate them with hearts for that Valentine’s touch!

Gluten-free valentines cupcakes

VALENTINE’S TREATS FROM CHEFFIE’S KITCHEN

Try making these gorgeous red velvet cupcakes and you will definitely feel the love from all those who taste them!

Cheffie's Kitchen Valentines Cupcake

ALMOND COOKIES WITH APRICOT FILLING BY THE GREEK GLUTTON

Find the key to your heart with these delicious apricot filled Linzer-style cookies!

Almond-Cookies-with-Apricot-Filling-

VEGAN CHOCOLATE BROWNIE HEART WITH ORANGE CREAM BY THE VEGGIE SISTERS

Get your vegan chocolate heart pounding in a sea of cream and serve with your favourite flavour ice cream!

Vegan chocolate brownies heart with orange cream

HEALTHY GREEK SPINACH AND KALE DIP BY KOUZOUNAS KITCHEN

Looking for something a bit healthier to serve your loved one? Celebrate the love of Popeye and Olive with this special spinach ensemble.

Spinach and kale dip Kouzounas Kitchen

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!

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  1. February 14, 2016 / 9:18 am

    This is such a lovely roundup! Thank you so much for feauturing our recipe, dear! Lots of kisses from Greece! Happy Valentine’s day

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