Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

IMG_2015You’ve likely heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  This cake is a true treasure traditionally made with “trash”.  Well, kind of.

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Fromage Fort (French Cheese Spread)

It’s a well known fact that the French make good cheese, and enjoy eating it as well as they make it.    It’s no surprise then that they came up with a wonderful way to use every last crumb of it.

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Christopsomo (Greek Christmas Bread)

20191224_074923Greeks like bread.  No… we LOVE bread.  There is literally a bread made specifically for every main holiday, and this doesn’t even cover the bread used daily and in religious ceremonies!

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Cretan Oregano (Oreganum onites)

20180517_160108One of the characteristic seasonings of many Greek dishes is oregano.  Not just any oregano, mind you, but one of the richly flavored varieties that grow wild in the rugged mountainous areas of Greece.

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Fakes (Greek Lentil Soup)

20191208_213431There are a handful of Greek words that can be corrupted by kids who may or may not want to eat the dinner in front of them (foolish kids!).  I plead the fifth.

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Fursecuri Cu Stafide (Romanian Rum Raisin Cookies)

20191008_175343As handy as Google translate can be, there are times when it really kind of sucks.  Like when you’re trying to read recipes in Romanian.  I’m pretty sure these cookies aren’t really called raisins with raisins, because that seems kind of redundant.

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Bath Time!

IMG_1698This last weekend was a little busier than our typical Thanksgiving holidays are.  My grandson was baptised on Saturday into the Greek Orthodox faith.  It was kind of a big day.

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