Nina’s Cookies

Ninas Cookies

How the Cookie Crumbles These little cookies were Nina’s secret recipe… One day she decided to share them with me and they became a staple at home when the boys and their friends are around. This is such an easy recipe, butter combined with dark chocolate drops, two types of sugar and that little dash…

Baked Apples with Crushed Meringues, Honey & Yogurt

Baked Apples with Crushed Meringues, Honey & Yogurt

A Fine Mess This is the perfect Sunday- lazy afternoon… A last minute dessert that you assemble on the spot and the taste is simply sublime… Inspired from The Eton Mess, this classic British pudding served at the annual prize-giving celebration of the famous college… with meringues, cream and strawberries, all mixed up. I just…

Date Truffles with Nuts

Date truffles with nuts

It’s a Date All the ingredients in this recipe  are raw and the sweetness of the medjool dates combined with that of honey is just perfect. The essence  of  blossom water and almonds add up  a crunch. Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians used them…

Christmas Apple Crumble with Spiced Fruit Filling

Christmas crumble

Festive Crumble! This is another variation of Apple Crumble mixed with fruit spice filling… I like to make it at Christmas..Served around the coffee table with friends and family … Along with some excellent quality vanilla ice cream! A brew a large pot of coffee and just take in the ginger, nutmeg and orange zest…

Kyria Lilas’ Melomakarona

Every year, around this time, a “sweet dilemma” of choices and tastes… Kourambiedes or melomakarona? Starting in early December, at home we start baking… The word “melomakarona” is a combination of meli, which means “honey,” and makaronia, which comes from the ancient Greek word makaria, meaning “blessed”. Μrs Lila, my good friend Maria’s, mother, makes her famous delicate Christmas bites…