Like most, I love to cook and bake with the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season. Summer is probably my favorite culinary season mainly because it is also what I like to call “fig season”. As we approach the end of summer my family’s fig tree is bursting with its final crop of the year.
Tag: greek food
The Story of UncommonGoods, Figs & Feta, and a Mid-Week Cocktail Party
I try to purchase local. I also try to go out of my way to support U.S. makers. I also really love handmade and unique house ware products with a story. I’ve recently found all of the above at UncommonGoods and am thrilled to be partnering with them for this special and exciting post!
Although Feta is the queen of the Grecian cheese hierarchy, Greece produces a wide variety of littler-known hard cheeses as well – such as Kasseri, Kefalotiri, Myzithra and the cheese used to make these Greek Polenta Stuffed Mini Peppers: Kefalograviera.
Greek S’mores In Celebration of National S’mores Day!
Dating back to the 1920’s, the S’more is a popular campfire tradition consisting of a toasted marshmallow and rich melty chocolate sandwiched between two crunchy graham crackers. Today we celebrate National S’mores Day in America, so here’s my version of the S’more, simplified and Greekified!
Summer is officially over. I know, I’m not providing “Breaking News” here. You may have noticed, however, that there are still a few summer flavors lingering about in the grocery store and farmer’s market. I’m mainly referring to Zucchini and Tomatoes. They are naturally delicious when consumed fresh straight from the garden to the table, not requiring a lot of seasonings and fuss.
Hey there… Happy Friday!
My friends over at O Olive Oil are having an awesome giveaway that I’d like to share with you.
They’ve partnered with Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, Season 4, on PBS and to celebrate, O is giving away a 7-Course dinner for 4 featuring O products prepared by a professional chef in your home (offer available only in the United States).
Plus, they’re giving away some of their delicious O products every week!
Enter for a chance to win. It will take 6 seconds.(Yep. It’s that easy!)
Time for me to get back to my recipe testing with my new O Olive Oil products… recipes coming soon! :)
Enjoy the weekend!
I happen have plenty of experience with rolling dolmathes. As a child, I would take leaves from my father’s fig tree, make a simple mud-mixture of dirt and water and roll dolmathes in my back yard play kitchen. This grown-up version of dolmathes tastes much better than my mud dolmathes… trust me. :)
I’ve been having so much fun recipe testing with Old School Favorites rich and delicious Chocolate Szauce and my children have been having a blast scraping the little glass jars clean. This szauce can go way beyond a delicious topping on an ice cream sundae.
In a previous post, I mentioned that I always have stocked in my refrigerator and cupboard the necessary ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, including the irreplaceable Ion Chocolate. In addition, I always have baklava in my freezer. Yup- freezer. First of all, frozen baklava is Delicious with a capital D. Second, it is actually an amazingly delicious ingredient.