Classic apple crisp gets upgraded with fresh figs and grapes for a delightfully fresh and fruity dessert. Ripe autumnal figs are delicious, but cooked figs are out of this world; their sticky crimson juices perfectly complement crisp fall apples and syrupy grapes. Add almonds for extra crunch! Try this simple dessert and enjoy all the best flavours of the season.
Trust me, you’re going to want to spread this jam on everything! Greeks traditionally flavour fig jam with rose geranium, a culinary delight passed down from the Byzantine era. This jam will keep for up to a year in the sealed jars.
Greek greens salad, or horta (HOR-tah) salad — bursting with the flavours of late summer blitum — can be eaten as a healthful side dish or a simple first course. Horta salad was a main staple of the ancient Greek diet and continues to be in modern Greece! Amaranthus blitum is a Mediterranean variety of greens, which is at its peak in late summer and fall. This Greek staple is easy to prepare, and when dressed with a bit of olive oil and lemon has a refreshing, clean taste.
Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. Pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.
A perfect way to explore the gastronomical wonders of the fall season is to make fig preserves; fresh figs are abundant in the summer and fall. Vanilla fig preserves with its autumnal red colour, delicate vanilla aroma, and unique taste is a gourmet delight. Give the gift to homemade vanilla fig preserves to family and friends! This recipe is not only a tried and tested one but also it is very simple and easy.
On a chilly day this thick and delicious soup made with fresh winter vegetables will warm you up. This is a gut-healing and decadent creamy soup that the whole family will enjoy. It is so easy to make this quick sweet potato and carrot soup, and yet this soup is hearty enough to make a full dinner. Sweet potato and carrot soup can be served warm or at room temperature. This bright-coloured soup makes for a great appetizer. Sweet potato and carrot soup is gut-friendly and gluten-free.
Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.
As Halloween comes closer, let’s honour the chthonic goddess of the underworld, Hecate. Hecate is a dark goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hecate’s Black Tart is perfect for a witch’s feast and a Halloween party! Hecate’s Black Tart with its rich and sweet pumpkin-chocolate filling and its soft-chewy molasses crust is vegan and sugar-free!
Pear jam with star anise captures the sweet freshness of autumnal pears and apples, the tangy sweetness of oranges, the soft and exotic scent of star anise, the spicy aroma of fresh ginger, highlighting the best autumnal and winter flavours. Wake up to a festive Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast with this great recipe! Pear jam with star anise will surely please even the most discerning gourmet palate. My recipe showcases the eternal appeal of Mediterranean flavours.
Retro molasses biscuits are crunchy on the outside with a chewy cinnamon-sugar coating and soft on the inside. Try this recipe and you will be surprised how easy and simple it is! My Retro Molasses Biscuits recipe is easy, quick, and healthy and calls for simple ingredients. Infuse your home with a warm biscuit fragrance; the house is filled with a fragrant autumnal bouquet of cinnamon, clove, and orange when baking these biscuits. And as the autumnal weather begins to take hold, celebrate the Autumnal Equinox by baking retro molasses biscuits.