Monday, February 27, 2012

Peter's Wonderful Spanikopita and Tyropita

It's always fascinating to me how things happen in spurts. Do you ever notice that you can be driving along and all of a sudden traffic slows to a grinding halt and seems to crawl for what feels like forever and then all of a sudden it's clear again? I don't get how that works. A friend once told me it's a mathematical wave. Alrighty then, all clarified. The other thing that I often notice is that you can have a couple of weeks of nothing really going on and then it seems that you're double booked every day and don't know what to do first.

Actor Boy's birthday was on the horizon. He was also performing the same day and Psychgrad was coming in from Ottawa. In addition, we had the whole family coming to celebrate AB's birthday. I truly didn't have the time to start messing around in the kitchen and decided that I was going to turn to fellow blogger friend Peter from Kalofagas. I've followed Peter's blog for years and have a lot of respect for his connection to his heritage and cuisine. I've replicated some of his recipes and haven't been disappointed once. When Peter announced that he would be selling phyllo pies I knew that, if I served something from Peter's kitchen, there would be absolutely no disappointments. Besides, I feel very strongly about helping out fellow bloggers. How many people do you know who are still stretching their own phyllo? Seriously!!!

I ordered a large spanikopita:

and a small tyropita:

served with a quick cole slaw:

and a quinoa and edamame salad:

When I picked up the pies, I have to admit, I was pretty stoked. They looked amazing and were scored for cutting and ready for the oven complete with very clear instructions. I even got carry out service to the car :).

My family is always pretty openly opinionated about the food that's served. Buying these pies from Peter was probably one of the smarter things I've done in a while. Everyone not only loved them but continue to rave about how great they were. Everyone took home leftovers which, for me, is a very huge thumbs up sign. I'd order again and again!!! If you're in the Toronto area, get in touch with Peter. He's adding things to his roster as I'm writing this post. The refreshing component to all of this is that Peter genuinely cares about the food he creates and has a fabulous sense of customer service and satisfaction. I even received a follow up email to make sure I was totally satisfied. My rating on the pies would definitely be a 5 out of 5!!!!



Torviewtoronto said...

yummy everything looks fabulous

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Great to hear you enjoyed Peter's pies! I knew they would be fantastic!

That Girl said...

These look amazing!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Of course just another reason I wish I lived back in the Toronto area Giz!!!

FOODalogue said...

I loved this post because of the amusing first paragraph (no surprise that I crack a smile or two when you write) and the sentiment expressed in the second paragraph with which I wholeheartedly agree.

And, of course, I'd be knocking on Peter's door too if I lived in Toronto.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! That looks truly delicious.

Lori Lynn said...

They sound great. Wishing Peter oodles of success with his business.
So neat to hear how the blogging community supports each other.

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