I don’t know about you, but when I hear the lyrics of the Christmas song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” where the carolers are demanding figgy pudding, I can’t help but thinking that they’re being a little rude. Like, did I even ask for you to come to my house and start singing in the first place?!Continue reading Figgy Pudding
Rose Petal & Pistachio Revani
Whoever discovered that roses taste as good as they smell… thank you. You’ve helped me justify having so many different roses in my garden. Not that I felt I had to have an excuse, but there’s nothing wrong with having one ready, you know?Continue reading Rose Petal & Pistachio Revani
Mosaiko (Greek Chocolate Refrigerator Cake)
I honestly believe that chocolate as we know it in its modern form is proof that God exists and loves us very, very, very, very much. Please don’t try to change my mind, I prefer to live in this version of reality.Continue reading Mosaiko (Greek Chocolate Refrigerator Cake)
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.Continue reading Fig Upside Down Cake
Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake
Each 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.
Chocolate Angel Food Cake
You know those cartoons that show a person debating what to do with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other giving conflicting advice? This cake is like the two of them got together and struck a deal.
Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)
You’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.
Fresh Fig & Honey Yiaourtopita (Greek Yogurt Cake)
If you are fortunate enough to have a fig tree, you will never starve. Well, at least while the figs are in season.
Continue reading Fresh Fig & Honey Yiaourtopita (Greek Yogurt Cake)
Portokalopita (Greek Orange & Phyllo Cake)
If you’ve ever worked with phyllo dough, you know that you’ve got limited time to use it before it turns into a flaky, dried out mess. All is not lost.
Ravani (Greek Semolina & Orange Syrup Cake)
Greeks love their sweets, and they love them best with a heavy dose of a flavor-filled syrup
drizzled poured over them. Because why not? Continue reading Ravani (Greek Semolina & Orange Syrup Cake)