Nina’s Cookies

Ninas Cookies

How the Cookie Crumbles A house full of children can be a fine way to stay grounded and in touch with what is really important in life…my boys… Even now that they have become fine young men,  (19 years old) The house is filled with a vibrant energy, so fresh and promising. So much so […]

Baked Apples with Crushed Meringues, Honey & Yogurt

Baked Apples with Crushed Meringues, Honey & Yogurt

A Fine Mess I always like to stock meringue nests in my pantry, they keep for months if you store them properly, plus they look lovely in tall, round glass jars. My favourite ones are the all time classics from Varsos in Kifisia… This takes me back to Sunday morning rituals with my father, filled […]

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, […]

Christmas Apple Crumble with Spiced Fruit Filling

Christmas crumble

Christmas Apple Crumble with Spiced Fruit Filling Some memories are intertwined in such a way, you can’t tell them apart. What is the sound of carols without the scent of fresh pine of freshly brought pine branches decorating my house? Or the sight of unwrapped boxes, paper laying everywhere in the house, without the laughter […]

Kyria Lilas’ Melomakarona

Honey Βliss 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 […]