Katina’s Greek Appetizers On-Sale in the Kansas City Area for the Holiday’s!

Handmade Greek appetizers from Katina’s Greek Cafe are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Our handmade spanakopita and tiropita are easy to prepare and your family and guests will love them……..simply take them from the freezer, bake and serve. What’s even better? All of our appetizers are on-sale now through January at all Hen House Stores and Cosentino’s Markets in the Kansas City area. Give them a try today! Share this:

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Kathy will be sampling appetizers at Dean & Deluca in Leawood, KS this Saturday!

Stop by Dean & Deluca in Leawood this Saturday and try some of my delicious, handmade Greek appetizers. Keep them in mind when your planning your holiday parties! Share this:

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WeightWatchers.com – 16 Cool Mail-Order Foods for Men

Our thanks to Jeffery Lindenmuth at WeightWatchers.com for including us in his recent review of mail-order food companies: “Consider it My Big Fat Greek Feeding Frenzy. Party guests will assume you’re a phyllophenom when you lay out this platter of handmade spanakopita (filled with a mixture of spinach, feta, dry-curd cottage cheese, eggs and fresh herbs) and tiropita, made with either the traditional cheese filling, or with cheese and shiitake and button mushrooms.” Share this:

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“Plan a Chic Fourth of July Party” – Woman’s Day

A nice call-out by Eddie Ross in this months edition of Woman’s Day: Stay Out of the Kitchen Opt for make-ahead morsels, like avocado and salsa-topped quesadillas, that you can heat and assemble just before showtime, leaving you free to mingle. Another idea: Load up on frozen hors d’oeuvres that go from oven to platter. Eddie likes the Party Pack of spanakopita and tiropita from Katina’s Greek Cafe ($63;GreekFoodKansasCity.com). Share this:

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Forbes.com……

A very nice article by Larry Olmsted on Forbes.com………. THE GREAT LIFE Greek Groaning Board: To me a day without meat is like a day without sunshine, but I’ll make an exception for the delightful finger foods of Katina’s Greek Café in Overland Park KS. Katina’s uses nothing but high quality, pure natural ingredients, and has developed a cult-like following, even before Oprah splashed her to national fame last year. Katina’s makes lots of varieties, traditional and not so much, of spanakopita and...

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Greek Orthodox Lent

Great Lent, or the Great Fast, is the most important fasting season in the church year in Eastern Christianity, which prepares Christians for the greatest feast of the church year, Pascha (Easter). In many ways Great Lent is similar to Lent in Western Christianity. There are some differences in the timing of Lent (besides calculating the date of Easter) and how it is practiced, both liturgically in the public worship of the church and individually. The foods traditionally abstained from are meat and dairy products, wine...

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad, or horiatiki salata, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump kalamata olives. This delightful salad can be served as a side dish or as a light meal paired with our Greek appetizers. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic – minced 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1/4 red onion, sliced...

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Great Athens Restaurants – NY Times

Vassilenas is one of the oldest taverns in the port city of Piraeus, a short subway ride from Athens, but a renovation has made it look contemporary. Thinking about vacationing in Greece this year, here are some great restaurant suggestions in Athens from the New York Times……… January 14, 2011 How to Eat Well in Athens By FRANK BRUNI OVERSHADOWED by those shameless epicurean showboats Paris, Barcelona and Rome, Athens sometimes overreacts, responding with an ambition so fervent it verges on...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Katina’s Greek Cafe! Share this:

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New Year’s in Greece

PROTOHRONIA, NEW YEAR DAY IN GREECE After Christmas, the children impatiently await the New Year (Protohronia ) because that’s when St. Basil ( Ayios Vasilis ) delivers their gifts. In Greece it is the custom to exchange gifts on the New Year instead of Christmas. On New Year’s Eve in Greece it is customary for most people to gather in the town’s center, or plaza, for last minute shopping or just a pleasant stroll. Later, all the friends gather at one of their houses to ring in the New Year together. CARDPLAYING...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Katina’s Greek Cafe……….Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Share this:

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Making More Handmade Greek Appetizers……

As the Christmas holiday season draws to a close, we’re hard at work in our kitchen making more of our Spanakopita and Tiropita appetizers to fill orders from our website customers. You still have time to place orders for deliver before Christmas. Place your order by Monday, December 2oth for delivery by Wednesday, December 22nd! Share this:

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita (σπανακόπιτα) or spinach pie is a Greek savory pastry filled with chopped spinach, feta cheese,  green onions, egg, and seasoning. The filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo pastry with butter and/or olive oil, either in a large pan from which individual servings are cut, or rolled into individual triangular servings. Spanakopita is golden in color when baked, the color often enhanced by butter and egg yolk. Other white, fresh, preferably salted cheeses may also mixed with, or substituted...

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Baklava

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry popular throughout Greece. It is made of layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, or pistachios, and sweetened with syrup or honey. The result is a dish so delicious that not only was it served to royalty but numerous ethnic groups claim it as their own. Baklava is an example of human ingenuity in developing food that not only nourishes the body, but also brings happiness to the mind and spirit. Commonly regarded as a Greek specialty, baklava is available...

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Christmas in Greece

Christmas was never considered much of a holiday in Greece compared with Easter, but things have slowly changed and now it’s finally become a much cherished. For instance, now you’ll find Christmas in Greece celebrated with lavish decorations and lights strung across most of the streets in major cities and towns. Athens in particular has responded to the revival of Christmas adding new color to the festivities by erecting the largest Christmas tree in Europe; this tree can be seen towering above busy Syntagma...

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Great Pairings!

When my husband Steve and I were married six years ago, we were trying to think of a way to entertain our guests prior to the start of the reception. We decided to have a white-glove sparkling wine service featuring one of our favorites, Chandon Brut Classic. Of course we paired it with our delicious Spanakopita and Tiropita. If you’re starting to plan the menu for your upcoming Holiday entertaining, you might want to keep this fabulous combination in mind! Share this:

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February 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

February 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine It’s easy to throw a big, fat Greek gathering, compliments of Kathy Skinos. Skinos grew up in the restaurant business. In 1981, her parents, Georgia and John Skinos, opened Georgia’s Greek Restaurant in Kansas City. Ten years ago, using recipes passed down through generations of her mother’s family, Skinos started Katina’s Greek Cafe, a frozen line of Greek pastries and appetizers. “All of my products – tiropita (cheese pastry), spanakopita...

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Free Shipping!

Over the past five years I’ve been selling my handmade Greek appetizers and baklava direct to my customers via the Internet, I have offered Free Shipping as a promotion during select holidays. Now, as an added value to my customers, I’m offering Free Shipping for all orders in the Continental United States. I hope you’ll try my delicious appetizers and baklava for your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s entertaining! Share this:

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Nemea, Greece

My mother’s family is from the village of Nemea (Greek. Νεμέα, ἡ) in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece, approximately 100 km west of Athens. Near the modern village of Nemea is the site of Ancient Nemea, once known as Iraklion, at the head of the valley of the River Elissos. The remains of a 4th century temple have stood since their construction. The site around the temple has been excavated, including the great altar, bath, and hotel. The temple stands on the site of an Archaic period...

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Tiropita Appetizer

Tiropita or tyropita (τυρóπιτα) is a Greek layered pastry food, made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture. Another variety is the spiral Skopelos Cheese Pie in which long strips of cheese stuffed phyllo are formed into a spiral and deep fried. Tiropita can also be made in a large pan (ταψί /taˈpsi/) and cut into individual portions after baking. The individual form is sold in bakeries throughout Greece, where it is a popular breakfast and snack food. An alternatives to...

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Sampling Appetizers at Dean & Deluca

I was at the Dean & Deluca store in Leawood, KS on Saturday, October 30th sampling my delicious Greek appetizers. On the menu was my Mushroom & Onion Tiropita, along with one of my newest appetizers, Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic. All of my Appetizers, including my traditional Spanakopita and Tiropita, make a great addition for your Thanksgiving dinner and Holiday parties! Share this:

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Welcome to the New Katina’s Greek Cafe Website

Yassas………………Hello! Welcome to the new Katina’s Greek Cafe website. For those of you who are new to our website, we hope you’ll try our delicious, handmade Greek Appetizers and Baklava. If you’re a returning customer, be sure to take a look at our expanded menu of Appetizers………….we’ve added new flavors for your entertaining enjoyment, including our Mushroom & Onion Tiropita, Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Tiropita, and Lemon &...

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