Kumquat Marmalade with Rosewater

Kumquat Marmalade with Rosewater

Golden sweetness… I remember first discovering kumquat made into a peculiar, although interesting candied version… Oh, and that traditional Greek liqueur I could never imagine what on earth could taste like… Kumquats make a great snack, eaten fresh, sweet, juicy rind and a slightly sour centre, and their vitamin C consistency is quite high… For…

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…

Traditional Semolina Halva with Almonds

Traditional Semolina Halva with Almonds

“To share….” This is one of these hand-me down recipes- a friend gives to a friend and somehow it makes it to you because it is that good- everyone making his or her own tweaks along the way…. In Sanskrit “halva” means “mixture.” It represents the wide, Turkish dessert category of helvas that encompasses an…