Prasopita (Greek Leek and Feta Pie)

Leeks were almost completely unknown to me until adulthood. They are not a commonly used item here in the U.S., which is really a shame. I say it’s time for that to change!

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Tomato-Basil Cornbread

I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone tell me that they don’t like cornbread. I mean really, what’s not to like? At the same time, it’s not something you hear people raving about, either. Maybe it just needs a little “sprucing up”.

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Caramelized “Sour” Whey

20200220161015_IMG_2755One of the greatest things about the World Wide Web is that it allows for fortuitous discoveries to be made in a matter of seconds with just a few keystrokes.  This “cheese” happened to be just that for me.

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Lemony Poppy Seed & Greek Yogurt Muffins

I have never met a Greek who didn’t like lemon. Or maybe I have, and they were just too embarrassed to admit it. It’s probably for the best.

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Pasta Flora (Greek Jam Tart)

Each year we harvest a lot of fruit from our backyard orchard. Each year, I make a lot of jams and jellies. Each year I realize we don’t eat a lot of it. Hmmmm…

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Spinach & Feta Galette

As a child, I was not a fan of spinach, or anything that contained it, and no amount of watching Popeye cartoons could make me change my mind. Thank goodness for adulthood.

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Fig Upside Down Cake

Anyone who has a fruiting fig tree will confirm that they can be overwhelmingly abundant. Not too many people mind this problem.

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Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

20200610164931_IMG_4179Each summer my exercise routine consists of repeatedly running frantically out of my kitchen to the backyard, flapping my arms and yelling “ch ch ch ch” to scare away the scrub jays from my nectarine tree.  When I’m tired, I make the boys do it.

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Whole Wheat & Oats Apple Muffins

20200422_212617I once read that if you plant an apple tree, you’ll be growing apples for the whole neighborhood.  I’m beginning to understand what that person meant.

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Fig & Greek Yogurt Quick Bread

20200226175023_IMG_2863I am fortunate to have a fig tree and to live in the perfect Mediterranean climate for it to thrive.  That means that I will also have an overabundance of the tasty fruits just begging to be enjoyed.

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