Kumquat Marmalade with Rosewater

Kumquat Marmalade with Rosewater

Golden sweetness… For this marmalade or spoon-sweet “Glyko tou koutaliou”, depending what you choose to make, removing the seeds is a little time consuming… By slicing the fruit to create your marmalade, or you can cut them in half, making a thicker spoon-sweet. Delicious as a topping on vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt… adding…

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…

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…