Spiced fig jam


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fig jam @eatyourselfgreek

Where did the figs go? Well, the last ones got turned into jam.

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Orange spoon sweet, as good as marmalade


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We are entering spoon-sweet territory again

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We are well into April and spring has certainly hit Athens. Budding neratzi trees flower all over the place, the temperatures hit mid-20 C. It is the season you leave the home with a coat in the morning and come back half roasted in a t-shirt later in the afternoon. I am also saying goodbye to the wonderful winter citrus fruit, oranges. Continue reading

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Strawberry preserve


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strawberries

Have I told you mum is a great cook? Perhaps not, but I am sure you can guess. I have always admired Lena’s energy, I can hardly remember her tired or complaining and I will never change her strawberry preserve for anything in the world. Continue reading

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Bitter orange turned sweet aka neratzi


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neratzi preserve

Mum has a lovely friend who tends to her garden, Olga. She is from Ukraine, grew up in a farmer’s family and Athens has been her home for quite some years now. The garden is certainly her territory, except perhaps for a few ‘exotic’ Mediterranean species that grow down here: neratzi (also known as bitter orange or Seville orange) being one of them
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