Pomegranate Molasses & Syrup (Grenadine)

Perhaps you already know the Greek mythological story of how the goddess Persephone was tricked into staying in the underworld by the god Hades by being tempted with pomegranate. Honestly, I can’t blame her.

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Greek Spiced Candied Plums & Plum Brandy (or Plum Spoon Sweets & Syrup!)

20200802173352_IMG_5087Plums 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.

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Summer Brewed Sun Tea

20200612_212902Sun tea seems to be one of those beverages that evokes memories of summer visits with one’s grandma, sitting on patios and porches while enjoying an icy cold glass of this classic drink.  And then came the health warnings.

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Rose Cordial & Candied Rose Petals

20200507_183737If you have ever eaten a Greek or Middle Eastern sweet with a floral flavor you couldn’t quite pin your finger on, it was likely flavored with rose.  Yes, like the ones in your garden.

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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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Greek Mountain Tea

20191115_124531Greeks are coffee drinkers, viewing tea as something consumed for health rather than enjoyment.  But there’s no rule that you can’t enjoy something you do for your health, now is there?

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Mulled Apple Cider

20181203_141411It is amazing to think how much certain foods shape our memories, not because of the food itself, but because of what it is associated with.  Even something as simple as some hot, spiced juice can become part of a key family tradition. Continue reading Mulled Apple Cider

Greek Sour Cherry Brandy

20180717_132446There are a few things that can be used to preserve food: salt, sugar, and dehydration.  And booze.  Ohhh yeah.

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Strawberry Lemon-Limeade

20180603_115148I have a love-hate relationship with summer.  I hate the heat (tell me you like 105+ with a straight face).  I love the fringe benefits that come with having heat to deal with.

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