Tsai tou vounou is a Greek aromatic herbal tea whose medicinal properties have been known since antiquity. It can be served hot or cold.
Drinks and beverages
Karydaki Liqueur is a homemade Greek alcoholic drink made with tender green walnuts which are steeped in alcohol for a certain period of time.
Pomegranate liqueur like all other liqueurs is easy to make but you have to be patient and wait for the fruit to macerate in the alcohol for about a month, then prepare a simple sugar syrup and combine them. After that, you can drink it right away but as it matures it gets even better.
Citrus Blossom Water is the distilled water from the flowers of bitter or sour oranges, also known as Seville Oranges. This is used as an aromatizer in many Mediterranean desserts.
Mandarin Liqueur or Mandarincello is a very simple spirit made by the infusion of mandarins in neutral alcohol. The quality comes entirely from the quality of the fruit, as each variety has its own distinct taste.
This is the best frozen Greek yoghourt I’ve made and it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Before freezing it, it’s an amazing smothie but with the heat wave we are going through, it’s nutricious, healthy and perfect for any time of the day to make you feel better. If you have children, you can easily make it into popsicles.
This dessert is easy to make and so light and refreshing, which will please everyone. Instead of making a pastry cream with heavy cream, butter and eggs, I made this light cream using evaporated milk and Greek yoghurt, which add a wonderful taste but with far less calories. My relatives in Sparta have started their new…
This easy Cherry Pit Liqueur is made using the leftover pits of cherries and leftover syrup from a cherry preserve.
I am a sucker when it comes to using anything leftover, unless I am sure that there is no other use of it!
Limoncello is an Italian alcoholic drink made from the peels or zest of unwaxed lemons, which are steeped in a neutral alcohol, until the essential oils from the lemons is released. The alcohol is then mixed with a simple syrup. It is usually served as an apéritif or after-dinner drink, as it is considered a digestif drink.
Strawberry Liqueur is very easy to make as you macerate strawberries in alcohol and then make a simple sugar syrup and combine them together.