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?

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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.

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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.

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Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

20200610164931_IMG_4179Each 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.

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

20200106_134348aswetYou 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.

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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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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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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)

Strawberries & Cream Upside Down Cake

20190511_133754tfgThere is a good chance that if my youngest is in the garden but is nowhere to be seen, he has found some strawberries and is gobbling them up before anyone else gets a chance to.

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Peachy Sourdough Cake

20180715_195712Sourdough.  It’s what’s for dessert.  Trust me on this.  And it comes with peaches.  Peaches are good.

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Cherry-Amaretto Chocolate Mini Cakes

20180505_212229tghI will admit that I am a bit of a cake snob.  And judging by how much cake is often left over after any get-together I can see that I am not alone.

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Greek Plum Cake

20171028_162536We grow three varieties of plums in our yard.  Needless to say, when we have a good year we are swimming in plums.  This was a good year.

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