Bound by the Ancient Greek cultural law of hospitality, known as Xenia, Greeks show generosity to strangers and guests up to this day! Offering guests spoon sweets accompanied by Greek coffee and cold water is the ultimate Greek gesture of hospitality. In my recipe, I have used the traditional method for making strawberry spoon sweet. It is not too surprising to find a sense of nostalgia in its unforgettable aroma of strawberries, its ruby colour attraction, its true taste of spring. This recipe is a treasure trove of history, culture, and gastronomy.
Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruitcake, a classic treat for all, which derives its name from the city of Dundee. Dundee cake is considered one of the best desserts in the world. My Dundee cake is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and butter-free; my vintage-inspired Dundee cake not only has the same texture and flavour as the traditional fruitcake, but reaches all parts of your palate with its floral aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom and its lush richness of fruits and finishes leaving a mellow rum aftertaste.
The art of salad–making is of great gastronomic importance; a meal is incomplete without a salad. The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Pomegranate vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey and floral fragrant. Master the art of preparing the perfect green salad and dress this salad with my perky pomegranate vinaigrette! Green salad with homemade pomegranate vinaigrette, masterly executed, is a piece of art.
The key to an unforgettable salad is vinaigrette. Pomegranate vinaigrette dressing has subtle nuances of tart and fruity flavour and winey and floral fragrant. Master the art of making the perfect pomegranate vinaigrette — it is quite easy — and dress a green salad or even revisit a traditional salad with my perky pomegranate vinaigrette!
Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a delicious light way to finish a romantic meal. Sophia’s hibiscus jello made with hibiscus syrup captures the sweet and tart flavour, the floral and fruity bouquet, and the ruby red colour — the colour of sexual attraction — of the exotic hibiscus blooms. My recipe is very easy and quick, and yet Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a majestic Valentine’s Day dessert; hibiscus is considered an aphrodisiac herb that boosts libido. My hibiscus jello recipe does not contain gelatin or artificial food colours. Sophia’s hibiscus jello is vegan, gluten-free, and alcohol-free.
Hibiscus syrup captures the sweet and tart flavour, the floral and fruity bouquet, and the ruby red colour — the colour of sexual attraction — of the exotic hibiscus blooms. It is an elegant mixology syrup with outstanding flavour, and a versatile sweetener.
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.
The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.
Digestive biscuits with cranberries recipe is an essential biscuit recipe to make at home! These crunchy and semi-sweet digestives are bursting with tart cranberries. This is not only a simple and elegant recipe but also a tried and tested one. Digestive biscuits with cranberries make for the perfect dunking material. These biscuits are perfect for the whole family.
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.