Give me a fruit, any fruit, and I’ll show you how Greeks turn it into dessert.
Figs are an oddity in the fruit tree world. If given the right conditions, they’ll produce fruit throughout the year. But what happens if that’s not the conditions you happen to live in? You get creative, that’s what.
Plums are liars. Okay, not all plums lie, but when they do it’s really bad, but it’s nothing that booze and sugar can’t fix. Well, at least in this case.
I didn’t get to enjoy this treat much when I was a kid. Once I got a home with a yard large enough, I planted a sour cherry tree just so I could have it when I wanted. That took care of that!
It is amazing how many tasty treats can be made with things most of us would just toss away. That they were made in the first place tells us that the genius behind them was a frugal person not wanting to waste what could be otherwise useful.
If there is ever a global shortage on sugar or honey, I’m not sure what most Greeks are going to do. Greeks really love their sweets.
Several years ago we planted a Morello cherry tree in our garden. I was a little disappointed to later realize that it would never grow much bigger than 7 to 8 feet tall… until we started pulling in more cherries than I could figure out what to do with.
It was late in the evening. I was tired. I’d had a whole half-glass of wine (yes, a HALF glass). It turned out to be a bad combination for successfully doing math. Who’d have thought it?
Sun tea seems to be one of those beverages that evokes memories of summer visits with one’s grandma, sitting on patios and porches while enjoying an icy cold glass of this classic drink. And then came the health warnings.
You know the old saying that good things come to those that wait? This is a really good thing worth waiting for! (It may not be that long of a wait, either!)