Pomegranate Molasses & Syrup (Grenadine)

Perhaps you already know the Greek mythological story of how the goddess Persephone was tricked into staying in the underworld by the god Hades by being tempted with pomegranate. Honestly, I can’t blame her.

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Greek Spiced Candied Plums & Plum Brandy (or Plum Spoon Sweets & Syrup!)

20200802173352_IMG_5087Plums 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.

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Rose Cordial & Candied Rose Petals

20200507_183737If you have ever eaten a Greek or Middle Eastern sweet with a floral flavor you couldn’t quite pin your finger on, it was likely flavored with rose.  Yes, like the ones in your garden.

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Greek Kumquat Liqueur (with a Bonus Treat!)

20190218_163817You 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!)

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Mulled Apple Cider

20181203_141411It is amazing to think how much certain foods shape our memories, not because of the food itself, but because of what it is associated with.  Even something as simple as some hot, spiced juice can become part of a key family tradition. Continue reading Mulled Apple Cider

All. That. Candy. Ugh.

20180622_125336I know that not everyone dreads the Halloween candy leftovers.  There are some that I will sneak out of my kids’ stash for “sampling purposes”.  Eventually, though, something needs to be done about the rest.

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Greek Coffee

20171015_152235The weather is finally starting to cool down a bit.  I know what you’re thinking: it’s the middle of October, of course it’s cooling down!  Um, I live in the middle of California.  It’s going to be near 90 degrees tomorrow.  Things are relative, you know?  So what this all means is that it’s time to switch out from our refreshingly cool iced frappes to our hot and comforting Greek coffees for our mid-day caffeine fix.

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Greek Frappé

20180429_152Summer is on its way.  There is no escaping it (unless you plan on visiting Antarctica).  Long hot days are draining and air conditioning can only do so much. Is it any wonder that hotter regions of the world, like Greece, have traditionally taken a mid-day break? But once the break is over, there is no substitute for a cool pick-me-up with a kick to get you through the rest of the day.

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