Yvette’s Favorite Recipes
Love for food and cooking are in my Greek woman DNA. Like Yia-yia and Daphne, there is nothing I love more than to be surrounded by family and friends and a whole bunch of delicious food. When The Cypress Whispers is filled with the foods, flavors and recipes of my own family that have been handed down through the generations. I have a lot of go-to traditional dishes in my repertoire, but the one of the things I’m asked to make again and again is also one of the easiest. Tzatziki is the perfect side dish, appetizer or sauce. It is so easy to make and can be used in so many different ways; as a dip for pita bread or crudité or as a sauce for Souvlaki or for any meat or fish.
Please note one thing, no real Greek cook ever measures…..never, ever. Ask a Greek for a recipe and the closest thing to measurements you’ll get is, a little of this, a splash of that, and some of this too, for taste. My recipe for Tzatiki is below, and I still can’t bring myself to do precise measurements. It drives all of my measure-loving American friends crazy. But sorry, this is about as close as I can get.