I’m a huge fan of being able to combine form and function in my garden (and life overall). If something can be both attractive and useful, that’s a huge win to me!Continue reading Scented Geranium & Apple Jelly (No Added Pectin)
Greek Green Almond Spoon Sweet (Glyko Tsagalo)
Hospitality is huge in a Greek household. No self-respecting Greek will want to have a reputation of being a poor host or hostess. So how do you best show your guests some love? Sugar. Lots of sugar!Continue reading Greek Green Almond Spoon Sweet (Glyko Tsagalo)
Pomegranate-Apple Jelly (No Pectin Added)
The irony does not escape me that I write recipes for other people to follow, while I seldom follow anyone else’s. Hopefully no one takes it personally. I don’t always follow my own, either.Continue reading Pomegranate-Apple Jelly (No Pectin Added)
Greek Grape “Spoon Sweet”
Give me a fruit, any fruit, and I’ll show you how Greeks turn it into dessert.Continue reading Greek Grape “Spoon Sweet”
There are few things from the kitchen as pretty as a perfectly set jar of sparkling, jewel-toned jelly. However, those “less attractive” jars of jam deserve some love, too.Continue reading Pomegranate Jam
Jam & Jelly Making Basics
As I have added more recipes for making jams and jellies, I began to realize I was repeating myself. A lot. I already do that as a teacher all day long. It’s not fun.Continue reading Jam & Jelly Making Basics
Sour Cherry Jam (No Added Pectin)
Several years ago we planted a Morello cherry tree in our garden. I was a little disappointed to later realize that it would never grow much bigger than 7 to 8 feet tall… until we started pulling in more cherries than I could figure out what to do with.Continue reading Sour Cherry Jam (No Added Pectin)
Greek Spiced Candied Plums & Plum Brandy (or Plum Spoon Sweets & Syrup!)
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.
Continue reading Greek Spiced Candied Plums & Plum Brandy (or Plum Spoon Sweets & Syrup!)
Spiced Pear Butter
Pears are fickle things. Frustratingly fickle things. And yet, when you get some cooperation from them, they are also delightfully delicious things.
Fig & Honey Jam
If a fig tree is anywhere near a sidewalk or roadway in Greece, any fruits over the property line is fair game for passers by.