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March 9, 2020 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

I think you will love my newly tweaked recipe for Fast and Fragrant Preserved Lemons that I freeze or keep in a jar with olive oil to flavor my skordalia (garlic sauce) or chop them to add to dressings, particularly for potato salads, boiled greens (horta), steamed broccoli or cauliflower, and READ MORE

February 3, 2020 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

This kumquat-cheese bread is the winter variation of the basic summer recipe included in my book Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts. For topping in the summer version, I use figs, blue cheese, and READ MORE

January 9, 2020 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

Slightly soggy, not particularly crunchy olive-oil-fried potatoes, accompanied by an olive-oil-fried egg, or just yogurt, or a piece of tangy feta was the ultimate comfort dinner for my sister and me READ MORE

December 20, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

These dark-chocolate-nut-and-fruit bars are delicious and almost guilt-free, as they have no added sugar. They are a breeze to make, and you will love them! They also make a much-appreciated edible gift; they are an ideal offering for a friend’s dinner party, since flowers are a pain for the hosts who must stop everything and READ MORE

November 22, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

Crunchy with walnuts or pecans, sweet with raisins and wheat berries, and enticing with a special Eastern Mediterranean aromatic blend, the main course I propose will be loved by vegans but also by READ MORE

November 7, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

I keep a bowl or basket with fragrant quinces at our kitchen table almost all winter long. I get the quinces from our trees, and often I pick them when they are still a tiny bit green because if I leave them on the trees, worms and wasps will eat them before READ MORE

October 24, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

Very few of our pomegranates ripen without bursting, but their sweetness is unbelievable! With our own pomegranates or with the pomegranate juice of the fruit produced on Kea we make a refreshing sorbet (granita in Greek) scented with READ MORE


October 3, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

This moist, fruity cake is inspired and loosely based on a recipe for Rustic Tuscan Apple Cake that my friend Val Harrison posted in her brilliant site ‘More than Burned Toast.’  I tweaked the recipe, READ MORE


September 19, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

In the summer there are precious few of the fresh, tender fennel leaves we love at the base of the tall stocks that dot the Kean landscape. The flowers will soon become green READ MORE


August 22, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

On our stony and arid island it is almost a miracle that the contorted, frail-looking fig trees with trunks often infested by colonies of ants manage to give this small, sweet, delectable READ MORE


August 8, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

We make it with our garden’s aromatic damascene roses but you can use store-bought petals to first create the rose petal jam and then this easy, refreshing dessert READ MORE


May 3, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

We make it with our garden’s aromatic damascene roses but you can use store-bought petals to first create the rose petal jam and then this easy, refreshing dessert  READ MORE


April 25, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

Fresh from the garden, the colorful, tender blossoms are stuffed with a small piece of feta cheese and a mint leaf. Then they are dipped in batter and fried. Enjoy them, as any fried vegetable or fish with my creamy-tangy Skordalia: A Garlic Spread with almonds, lemon or unripe grape juice (verjuice), lemon zest, and yogurt.  READ MORE


April 18, 2019 Kea Artisanal Newsletter

As the coiled tahinopites bake, the thin layer of dough cracks and the stuffing oozes out, caramelizing; These crunchy, darkened, sugary bits are the best bites… READ MORE


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