Greek Grape “Spoon Sweet”

Give me a fruit, any fruit, and I’ll show you how Greeks turn it into dessert.

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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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Prasopita (Greek Leek and Feta Pie)

Leeks were almost completely unknown to me until adulthood. They are not a commonly used item here in the U.S., which is really a shame. I say it’s time for that to change!

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Lahanodolmades (Greek Cabbage Rolls with Avgolemono Sauce)

I was not a fan of Greek grape-leaf dolmades when I was a kid, but I have thankfully gotten my act together. However, cabbage rolls are just as good… and so much bigger!

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Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

There is a huge debate amongst Greek circles as to which is the best Greek Christmas cookie. You’re either Team Kourambiethes, or you’re Team Melomakarona. I just say, I’ll eat yours, whatever it is, if you don’t want it.

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Authentic Pita Gyro (Greek Pita Sandwich)

First things first: it’s pronounced “YEE-roh”. Not “euro”. Not “ji-roh”. Not “guy-roh”. Please. And it is never, ever, ever, ever properly made with meat paste. Or lettuce. Just. Stop.

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Makaronia me Kima (Greek Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)

One might think of church bingo nights as an “old people” activity. I’ve been bingo-ing since childhood. Not just any bingo, mind you. Pasta bingo.

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Mom’s Spanakopita

No one has ever asked me for my spanakopita recipe. No one cares if I have one. I have no problem with this.

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Homemade Dried Mizithra Cheese

20200607_145756One of the worst things about bloggers on the internet is how frequently “information” is copied and pasted from one site to the next with zero thought put into ensuring that this so-called information is good.  I solemnly swear I won’t do that to you.

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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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