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.Continue reading Pomegranate Molasses & Syrup (Grenadine)
Today is cold, wet, windy, grey, and dismal. It’s glorious.Continue reading Mulled Wine (Spiced Wine)
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.
Congratulations!! You are now the beneficiary of the fact that my mom just cleaned out her freezer! No, really, this is a good thing (most of the time)!
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.
If 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.
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!)
Greeks are coffee drinkers, viewing tea as something consumed for health rather than enjoyment. But there’s no rule that you can’t enjoy something you do for your health, now is there?
Hot cider and tea are nice touches for cold nights, but sometimes you want a little something more. A little somethin’-somethin’. You know. Booze.
It 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