This is me.
My name is Christina Lazarakis and this is Small Kitchen Chronicles. I am an actress by trade, a singer by evolvement and a lover by heart. I create.
I am at my happiest when I do.
Cooking has been a lifelong love of mine ever since I was a little peanut. Having both a Greek mom and dad, I grew up around master cooks, who through example taught me that food equaled family and that love and magic were indeed, very, very real because they existed in every meal.
With a rolling-pin in one hand and a chef’s knife in the other, little Christina inevitably turned into big Christina and though my creative journeys took many forms throughout the years (actress, director, singer, writer, visual artist, you name it), cooking stayed, steadfast and by my side, the entire time.
Small Kitchen Chronicles are my recipes, stories, tips and advise inspired by, in and around, my
twenty-five and a half now forty-five square foot kitchen.
‘Cause even though your kitchen may be small, doesn’t mean you can’t cook and live big.
Hey Christina, I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
All the best,
Thank you so much, Anne, you are one lovely fellow food blogger!
Thank you, thank you!
Just read your “about” page, SO beautiful! So nice to have met a fellow Rennaisance gal 🙂
Aw, thank so much, Rebekah, likewise =)
Thank you for following our blog and liking my restaurant review: much appreciated.
You have a very nice blog and yummy recipes!
Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words — I so appreciate them! And glad to have stumbled upon your blog — look forward to your future posts!
I also grew up with a Greek father who was my cooking inspiration. I think it’s in our blood to be passionate about everything! 🙂
Or should I say, fellow Greek sister? What a small world … harika! =)
Re: “the passionate”, I think you’re right!
Euharisto for stopping by, Jamie, you’re welcome at Small Kitchen Chronicles anytime!
Dear ★ Christina ★,
I have nominated you/your delicious blog, for the REALITY Blog Award!
Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/reality-blog-award/ 😀 Fae.
Oh, Fae, you are just too much — in the best way, of course!
Thank you so much! I am honored and very touched, and you, my lovely fellow food blogger are a delight =)
Thank you so much again, Fae! Small Kitchen Chronicles ❤ ❤ ❤ you =)
your blog is lovely ^_^ i can’t wait to see more. title is inspired and pictures are inspiring. i’m so happy i stumbled upon it ^_____^
Thank you so much for the kind words, s3v3natenine, I really appreciate them!
I’m so glad you like it and so happy you stumbled upon my little blog too — you’re always welcome here anytime =)
From one small-house-cook to another, bravo! Great blog.
Thank you so much, thingstastebetter! Much appreciated!
I swung by your small house blog btw, and you had me laughing out loud! Your title headings are brilliant and hilarious — bravos are due back ‘atcha!
Look forward to your future posts, and thanks for stopping by my neck of the (internet) woods — you’re welcome here anytime =)
Pick-up your awards at http://chefdoru.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/what-a-week/
Thanks so much for nominating Small Kitchen Chronicles for these two awards, Chef Doru! Much appreciated, thank you!
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I nominated you for an award. Check my post http://florastable.com/2012/12/22/its-been-raining-awards/ if you are interested.
Thank you so much again, Ms. Francesca, and again, many congrats to you! =)
You have received a ☆ for Blog of the Year 2012 Award!
Your blog has been awarded at:
Enjoy! 😀 Fae.
Thanks so much, Fae! So appreciate that! =)
Hi Christina, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! No pressure to accept – the award is just to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog 🙂
Oh, Hannah, thank you so much! You just made my morning, and I am so glad to hear you enjoy my little piece of the cyber woods! You are most welcome here anytime =) Thanks again, it is so appreciated!
I love, love, love your blog! Beautiful pictures of fantastic looking food. So glad I stumbled across it! 🙂
Thank you so much for leaving me such a wonderful comment, Lady Yoga! It truly made my day =)
It’s always so wonderful to hear when people are enjoying the fruits of your labors, so again, thank you! I am so glad you enjoy my little neck of the internet woods and very glad you stumbled upon it too!
You are most welcome here anytime =)
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Thanks so much, thebestdressup! So glad to hear you enjoy SKC! It warms my heart and you are most welcome here anytime =)
I really loved reading your biography; it was both personal and very real. Being of European heritage I could in some way relate to your experiences. All the best with your recipes and life’s journey.
Konstantine, I’m so glad! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and kind words. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it, and lovely to “meet” a fellow Greek as well (and your photography is wonderful)! All the best to you, Konstantine, and you are welcome here at SKC anytime =)
Have a nice day 😉
Thank you, Irena; you too! And thanks so much again for the lovely words and nomination =)
Hi Christina. Nice blog. I look forward to some Greek touch and flavours – it’s one of my favourite food. And I’m very very picky… 😉
Thanks, Alessandro! Re: those Greek touches and flavors, I’ll see what I can do 😉
Warmest wishes to you and thanks for stopping by =)
Wonderful blog! I am looking forward to reading through more of your recipes – those red wine red velvet cup cakes are very intriguing!
Thank you, Danielle; I really appreciate that, and welcome to Small Kitchen Chronicles =)
If you end up making the cupcakes, please stop back on by and let me know how you liked ’em =)
Warmest to you!
Hello beautiful. I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World blogger’s award. You can see the post here but no pressure to do the award acknowledgement post etc if it’s not your thing. I just want you to know that you’re an appreciated fellow-small-kitchen-constrained blogging sister! xx http://laurasmess.me/2013/05/01/awards-and-acknowledgements-ii/
Just left a message for you on your blog, Laura! Thank you so much again for this lovely honor! I am so touched! xo
Hi! You have been awarded: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award nominations. Your blog has been awarded at http://wp.me/p2WqlF-J8
Thanks so much again, Divya! I very much appreciate it and am honored =) xo
Keep it up, your blog is awesome!
Thank you so much, Joseph; I so appreciate that! Thanks for the love and so glad to hear you enjoy. You’re welcome here at SKC anytime =)
Love your blog! So many sweet treats to try!
Thanks so much, Connie! And welcome to Small Kitchen Chronicles; you’re welcome here anytime =)
Love your blog!!
Thanks so much, Ally! =)
Such a lovely blog! So glad to have found you. Can’t wait to read more 🙂
Melissa, thank you so much! So glad to hear you enjoy and you’re welcome here anytime =)
Congratulations Christina! You have been awarded:
Awesome Blog Content (ABC) Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.
Oh, Fae, you are too kind! Thank you so much for the award, lovely lady! It’s an honor and much appreciated, thank you!
Hi Christina–I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Congrats! You don’t have to do anything but I encourage you to pay it forward and nominate some of your favorite bloggers too! http://wp.me/pWmJ0-MF
Melissa, thank you so much for the nomination! I am honored and so appreciate it. Most importantly, it warms my heart to hear that you enjoy this little piece of the foodie-sphere called Small Kitchen Chronicles; I am so glad! Thanks so much again and you are most welcome here anytime (nomination or no 😉 Be well, lovely xo!
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, so if you are interested please check out the link here for my post and the rules for accepting it. Please do not feel that you have to participate. Happy food blogging! http://fooddaydreaming.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you so much, Effie! I so appreciate it and am truly honored. I am on my way to your site now …
Congratulations, Christina! You have been awarded:
– Best Moment Award
– Versatile Blogger Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at: http://fae-magazine.com/2013/08/28/award-august-2013-part-2/
Enjoy your Awards! 😀 Fae.
Thank you so much, Fae! Not one, but two awards? You are just too lovely, thank you and … very much appreciated! xo
Christina hon!! Just wondering how you’re going in the big smoke? Missing your blogging goodness and little notes. Thinking of you and Chris, praying that all is going fabulously. Hugs xo
Thank you so much for checking in on me, beauty. How are you, dear one?
I am doing well (as is Chris), just not been much in the mood to write or blog lately. Not quite sure why, but I think much of that is due to just getting settled into our new city, and in a new PT job I got at a museum here recently. It takes a while, I realized, to settle in to a new place and make it feel like home and I don’t think we’re quite there yet (but it comes part of the territory). Not to mention, with the lovely sun out all the time, it also seems to beacon me to come outside a lot more 😉 I am just allowing myself to be where I am and (with re: to SKC), to write when it comes naturally and when it feels right, and not force it. I find its the best that way … does that make sense? =)
Hope you are doing wonderfully, dear spirit, and thank you again for checking in. You are a lovely blogging friend and I so appreciate you =)
Hugs right back xo
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