We see the act of cooking and entertaining as a form of creative expression, an art that encourages the mixing of flavors, spices, techniques and stories. Our interest in cooking dates back to our Greek grandmother’s open-arms approach, letting us taste her delicious creations like her famous spanakopita. Our fascination with food and culture continued during our travels abroad in Europe where we saw firsthand the limitlessness of cooking. Our collaboration flourished in our shared, tiny North End, Boston kitchen and continues in our respective locations. . .
"Country Mouse" Kara resides in rural Connecticut. She enjoys walks with her dog Shiloh in the Audubon, cozy living in a quaint fire engine red house, and the serene wildlife steps from her door. You'll find Kara baking madelines and seasonal galletes, entertaining with an impromptu tapas spread of pan con tomate and olives tapenade, or hosting a small dinner party featuring cozy white chicken chili, paella, grilled kebobs on the porch, and of course, lots of cosmos and Malbec.
An hour away, "City Mouse" Marni calls Boston home. She's always on the hunt for a new restaurant, bar, or live music spot. Forget about public transit-Marni takes in her surroundings on foot, walking everywhere from Harvard Square, to Newbury Street, to the SoWa Market. She too loves to entertain in her classic, vintage apartment. Playing with different platters and presentations, she favors assorted crostinis, a Meze plate with figs, feta, and cured meats, a "thrown together" fresh pasta dish using whatever is in season, and of course some kind of gin "up" concoction featuring a flavored simple syrup.
Over a slice of pie (for Marni, peanut butter and chocolate and for Kara, key lime), we love collaborating, sharing our own experiences, and coming up with new recipes. Stay tuned!