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Limoncello with Tsipouro (Lemon Liqueur)

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.

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Lemon Meringue Pie and a Giveaway

1st February today and “Kalo Mina” as we Greeks wish each other at the beginning of each month, which is a wish to have a great month. I have been asked by Sierra Rose to review her cookbook, “Mom’s Favorite Recipes” which is a collection of classic American recipes, like Chocolate Chip  Cookies, Southern Style …

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Lemon and Saffron Cake

Today we had two reasons to celebrate.   It’s my son’s birthday but it was also his graduation from the University.   Although the lemon cake was made for my husband ten days ago, I didn’t have the time to prepare the post for the new cake, which is a Vanilla and Chocolate Cake, so here is …

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How to make Lemon Curd with Video and Candied Lemon Peels

Lemon curd is a dessert spread and topping like a velvety custard, usually made with citrus fruit, zest and juice of lemons or even limes, oranges or tangerines, butter, eggs, corn flour (starch) and sugar.  It can be eaten as it is, or served as a spread on bread or biscuits or as a filling for pies, tarts or cakes.

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When God gives you Lemons make Lemonada (Lemon Squash) and of course Brandy Sour

Brandy Sour is a Cypriot cocktail made with Cypriot brandy, homemade lemon squash, carbonated water and angostura.  It was first developed at the Forest Park Hotel, in the hill-resort of Plátres, for the young King Farouk of Egypt, who often stayed at the hotel during his frequent visits to the island.  

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