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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Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

IMG_2015You’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.

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Candied Oranges

20190815_142327Each year we are bombarded with fruits from our trees and that of my parents.  I’ve decided that the best way to “share the love” is to make a variety of treats to pass on to friends and loved ones.

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Fresh Fig & Honey Yiaourtopita (Greek Yogurt Cake)

20190729_095216If you are fortunate enough to have a fig tree, you will never starve.  Well, at least while the figs are in season.

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Greek Sour Cherry “Spoon Sweet” (Vissino Glyko Koutaliou)

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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!

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Portokalopita (Greek Orange & Phyllo Cake)

20190619_224457If 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.

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Ravani (Greek Semolina & Orange Syrup Cake)

20220417201329_IMG_7880Greeks 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)

Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

20190419_073739In a Greek home, koulourakia are to Easter what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving.  Can you have one without the other and still call it a holiday?  I think not.

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Greek Candied Lemon “Spoon Sweet”

20190221_161009It 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.

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