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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Fursecuri Cu Stafide (Romanian Rum Raisin Cookies)

20191008_175343As handy as Google translate can be, there are times when it really kind of sucks.  Like when you’re trying to read recipes in Romanian.  I’m pretty sure these cookies aren’t really called raisins with raisins, because that seems kind of redundant.

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

20190629_214559wdeI 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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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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