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Limoncello From Scratch

  Limoncello From Scratch : Italian Freezer Drink. Limoncello from scratch requires several phases to make but it is worth of every second ! If you cannot get Sorrento Lemons (Limone di Sorrento), Eureka Lemons are excellent as well. I started to prepare my Limoncello three weeks ago since I… Read more »

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe: There is no substitute for its wonderful flavor and aroma; fortunately, it’s easy to make your own! Saturday it is and I am packing to go away for holidays. Friend bumps with a basket of fresh mint to dry for tea. Since there was more… Read more »

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Syrup : Elderflower fragrance captured in a bottle. Floral refreshing drink for hot summer days. Weatherman has announced a hard rain for tomorrow so I rushed to the forest nearby after working hours to gather elder blossoms for a syrup. After the rain, they loose their fragrance and the… Read more »

Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion jelly: super healthy, homemade, sunny and frugal. Who could ask for more ? Like in the old times. It is only a few days left until my grandmother’s birthday. She would be 104 now. Dandelions bring back the memories of the large meadow behind her country house. Needless to… Read more »

Lilac Syrup

Lilac Syrup is natural, wonderfully colored syrup or dressing for ice cream, pancakes or sponge cake. I was away for a few days and as I came back, the first thing I noticed was a lilac tree, fully blossoming in front of the house. The scent was irresistible. So, I… Read more »

Homemade Chicken Gyros

Homemade Chicken Gyros: original Greek summer dish, delicious and easy to make. I am at the coast for a while. I watch the sun rise every morning with a cup of coffee. Another day is born, boats are resting next to the shore waiting to sail away. In a distance,… Read more »

Homemade Pita Bread

Although intended for Gyros, flat bread pockets are excellent for any kind of dish, hot and cold, savory and sweet; also, if kept in plastic, could be used another day. I find them good with Tzatziki dip for an afternoon snack. They are multifunctional: if left with no forks somewhere… Read more »