On the first day of every month, my mom texts me: Kalo Mina (Καλό μήνα). It doesn’t matter if we talked on the phone the day before or haven’t texted in over a week, I get that text… followed by an emoji or two (or ten). What does Kalo Mina mean? Kalo Mina (pronounced kal-OH …
Author: The Cozy Greek
14 EASY & Practical Greek Words For Your Greece Vacation
I hope these words enrich your vacation!
Four Days on Hydra Island, Greece: A Car-Free Happy Place
Four days of pure bliss.
How Learning a New Language Strengthened My Marriage
“Se agapo (I love you),” my husband says before we go to sleep, “oneida gleeka (sweet dreams).” While the pronunciation may be slightly off, what is lacking in precision is more than made up for in sweetness. When I started taking Greek lessons, I was looking for something to change up my routine. It was …
Siga Siga: 9 Ideas for Slowing Down (Greece-Inspired)
Coffee, chat, repeat.
What I’ve Learned After 1 Year of Modern Greek Language Lessons
10 life lessons I’ve learned along the way…
How to Make a Greek Frappe (it’s like cold brew, but better!)
Nothing says Kalimera -“good morning”- like a whipped and foamy Greek Frappe. I think of it like an iced cappuccino meets cold brew – but better. (OK, maybe I’m biased, but once you try this recipe I hope you’ll agree with me!) What I love most about the Greek version of iced coffee (in addition …
How to Pronounce Greek Food & Drinks: Gyro, Retsina & More
Never say “spanakopita” or “gyro” wrong again!
Spanakopita Recipe: Flaky & Creamy Greek Spinach Pie
Some turn to pizza or chicken soup for comfort food — I turn to Spanakopita, also known as “Greek spinach pie.” It’s one of those dishes that immediately zaps me into a better mood. Long day in traffic? Disagreement with a co-worker? Whatever it is, a square of Spanakopita can’t change the situation, but each …
Greek Sayings and Proverbs For Unique Life Lessons
All of these Greek sayings and proverbs have unique life lessons. Some you may have heard and others you may be seeing for the first time. Either way, I hope they make you smile, laugh, and perhaps even look at the world a little more strangely.