Tag: simple

More Szauce Please…

Fudge-Pops-10I’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.

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Greek Chocolate Cookie Perfection

Cookies-3There are two things I have a hard time shaking: Cookies and Cake (Ok, three things: Ice Cream, too). If you were to mention the word ‘cake’ in a sentence I would obsess about it until I ate a piece.  For example: years ago my son and I needed to leave a kid’s birthday party early. Unfortunately, we left before cake was served. That night, after putting my then 2 year-old son to bed, I made a cake in order to scratch the itch. I then proceeded to eat two (large) pieces. The same is true with cookies. Talk of cookies  =  me making a batch of my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Greek Chocolate without hesitation.

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Figs! Glorious Figs!

Grilled-Figs-7My parents used to have a hugely overgrown Black Mission Fig tree on their property. I was young and sometimes our young minds create big pictures in our little heads, but I felt as if the tree produced fruit all year long. I do know for a fact that it was taking over an entire portion of their yard – that images is a real-life-adult memory. During a yard re-model they decided to remove the tree. I was devastated.

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Gettin’ Figgy With It… Part 2

Orzo-Salad-7Continuing my obsession with the recently discovered bottle of Fig Balsamic Vinegar produced by O Olive Oil, I happily introduce: My New Favorite Summer Orzo Salad, also known as Grilled Summer Vegetable Orzo Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinegar.

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Grilling Gyro… Burgers

Gyro-Burger-2This recipe is created specifically for those who don’t have a vertical spit in their kitchen or backyard. You know… the vertical spit for slow roasting seasoned lamb, beef or pork in order to slice thin layers of meat with the intention of making a delicious Gyro sandwich at home. Which means this recipe is created for all of us.

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Gettin’ Figgy With It

Fig-Steak-8While strolling the extremely wide and fully stocked aisle of the local grocery store here in NorCal my eye was drawn to an awfully attractive tall, dark and handsome bottle of vinegar. The word FIG stood out on the well-designed label and I was immediately drawn in. Yes, I came across something amazing: Fig Balsamic Vinegar produced by O Olive Oil. Eureka! I’ve struck gold here people!

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Frappé + Oreo = Ice Cream Love

Frappe-Ice-Cream-1This past Sunday marked National Ice Cream Day. After some research, I was excited to discover that the entire month of July has been named National Ice Cream Month. Is ice cream so deserving of a day and a month? In my opinion: yes. Yes it is.

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Grilled Cheese… Cypriot Style

Halloumi-Salad-8I’m so in love with Halloumi these days that I considered changing the name of this blog to “Figs & Halloumi”… but I’ve since re-evaluated the situation and decided against it.

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I’ll just have a salad… bite.

Salad-Bites-3About 200 years ago Greece was introduced to the tomato. No, I didn’t forget a zero in that number. You read that right. Two hundred. 1815 to be exact, was when the tomato plant was introduced to mainland Greece. Kind of hard to believe, right?

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Time to Chill

Pops-3Ahhh… summer. In my household during the summer, we go through ice cream and popsicles like water.  A few weeks ago I set out to create homemade popsicles and according to the household census: I’ve succeeded.

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