ROSE & RED CURRANT MAHALEPI

rose & red currant mahalepi

A sweet, creamy treat perfect for a hot summer’s day…rose & red currant mahalepi are simple to make & beautiful to behold. THE INSPIRATION BEHIND MY ROSE & RED CURRANT MAHALEPI I stumbled across red currants (frangostáfila in Greek) at one of the local markets here on our island here in Greece. And even though… Read more

Topped off with a refreshing chopped cucumber and pomegranate salad, we could eat this hummus with vegan spiced meat every day.

This is our most favorite way to enjoy hummus. Spiced vegan ground meat cooked until nice & crisp contrasts wonderfully against smooth and creamy hummus. Topped off with a refreshing chopped cucumber sumac pomegranate salad and toasted pine nuts, we could eat this hummus with vegan spiced meat every day. Hummus, the creamy chickpea spread… Read more

The most glorious holiday dessert. This festive trifle features sticky gingerbread spice cake, luscious cheesecake whipped cream & soft candied cranberries. Gingerbread and cranberries are my winter muses. My sticky gingerbread spice cake has already proven to be quite the fan favorite. And my soft candied cranberries are incredibly versatile. So what could be better… Read more

A sweet fizzy treat that is perfect in its simplicity, these candied cranberry Shirley Temples are my grown up version of the classic drink.

There isn’t another drink that makes me more nostalgic of my childhood. A sweet fizzy treat that is perfect in its simplicity. These candied cranberry Shirley Temples are my grown up version of the classic drink. My love affair with all things cranberry continues. With two big jars of soft candied cranberries in syrup standing… Read more

SOFT CANDIED CRANBERRIES

These soft candied cranberries are the most beautiful and delicious preparation of whole cranberries - a gorgeous & festive garnish

This is the most aesthetic & genuinely delicious way to prepare whole cranberries. When you make soft candied cranberries you also get the blessing of a gorgeous cranberry simple syrup. I’ve been dreaming of creating a beautiful whole cranberry recipe like this for a long time. The challenge, though, is that whole cranberries need to… Read more

STICKY GINGERBREAD SPICE CAKE

Tis the season for gingerbread. The rich flavors of molasses and warm spices with a sweet & sticky exterior that yields to a soft, tender crumb. This sticky gingerbread spice cake is our adapted rendition of the beloved traditional cake. Gingerbread has a very long history, evolving over time from its first known origins in ancient… Read more

This may be the most delicious holiday loaf of bread there is. Inspired by the flavors and colors of the season. This cranberry pistachio white chocolate bread is filled with some of my very favorite flavors. All within a crusty bakery-style boule that makes the most delicious toast. Bread – it’s one of life’s greatest… Read more

WINTER SQUASH AU GRATIN

A creamy, cheesy au gratin of winter squash topped with crispy sage leaves. This cozy, comforting recipe is delicious served as a vegetarian main course or side dish to a roast. I originally shared this winter squash au gratin recipe on Instagram last year. But it wasn’t until the other day that I was reminded… Read more

MUSHROOM + WILD RICE POT PIES

These mushroom wild rice pot pies are inspired by Native foods of America. Chanterelle mushrooms, winter squash and wild rice combine with savory herbs in a rich and creamy filling. Topped with golden puff pastry, these pot pies are a simple, yet elegant dish for your holiday table. WILD RICE, CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS & WINTER SQUASH… Read more

This cider brined turkey with cider herb gravy is the ultimate holiday turkey & gravy combination and will be the absolute star of your table

This is the ultimate turkey & gravy recipe. A bold statement, I know. But this turkey and gravy combination changed the way I felt about turkey 18 years ago. And this cider brined turkey with cider herb gravy has graced our holiday tables every year since… My aunt Susie was never allowed to host holiday… Read more