Date Truffles with Nuts

Date truffles with nuts

It’s a Date A staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years, dates have originated, as legend has it, around the area that is now Iraq, and they have been cultivated since ancient times, possibly as back as 4000 BCE. From Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, where they were used to make date wine,…

Kyria Lilas’ Melomakarona

Every year, around this time, a sweet and playful dilemma of choices and tastes… Kourambiedes or melomakarona? Starting in early December, Greek homes set platters of beautifully arranged melomakarona, next to sow flacked kourambiedes. Which is your favorite Christmas treat? The Moist, honey-soaked melomakarona or the crumbly, butter-rich almond kourabiedes? Both are at the top of my list! The…

Kourambiedes

Kourambiedes

Let It Snow! It’s the time of the year, again. Today is Saint Nicolas’ day… In my home, today marks the official countdown to Christmas! I am very traditional when it comes to my kitchen so, for years, I have religiously followed the same routine, the preparation of kourabiedes right on this very day! These…