Month: April 2012

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Lemon Torte di Lefkothea

I have a friend. Her name is Lefkothea. Lefkothea was a sea divinity who saved Odysseus when he capsized close to the island of Phaeacians, his last destination before home. I know Lefkothea, my friend, since 1979. I was 10 years old when we moved to a new home and I went to a new...

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Greek Easter Cookies

Along with spring comes also Easter! In Greece Easter is as important as Christmas, perhaps even more. For the Greek Orthodox Church the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate during Easter, is the very foundation of our faith. It symbolizes the sacrifice of the Man in order to save the world. It also shows that...

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Syrupy Lemon Cake with Candied Lemons

Spring is in the air my friends! Finally, after a long and cold winter, spring has arrived along with the sunshine and the warmer weather. Temperatures here in Greece have risen up to 20’s C/ 70’s F. I started storing my heavy jackets and sweaters and taking out my lighter pans and shirts. I love...