Looking for romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes? You’ve got 12 days to plan for a delicious treat. Here are some quick and easy drinks and desserts, two that include Greek yogurt, that I’ve collected for you.
This drink is named after Persephone, who in Greek mythology is the daughter of Zeus. To prepare a Persephone, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. This is a non-alcoholic recipe, but you might want to add a bit of the bubbly!
This mojito is made with Greek Metaxa brandy in place of rum. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint with brown sugar and lime juice. Add Metaxa, lemon juice and ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with the club soda.
How about a recipe mash-up that’s a drink and a dessert?
The crushed peaches in this popsicle recipe are soaked in Bourbon. I would use plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Since peaches are out of season, I would substitute frozen peaches whizzed in a blender, even though the recipe suggests canned. These pops will need to set until the mixture is completely frozen, about 5-6 hours.
Thinking of maybe a quick and easy pie for your Valentine?
Diane is a Chef, and TV cooking show host, cookbook author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on Greek cuisine. Her beautifully photographed cookbook, Country Cooking of Greece, was reviewed as a “masterpiece” by the New York Times 2012, 100 best books. I’ve made Diane’s Greek Feta & Red Pepper Dip recipe and blogged about her expertise and latest book on the Ikarian diet.
Peter is one of Toronto’s finest Greek food experts and author of Everything Mediterranean Cookbook. He teaches Greek cooking classes, does private catering, and hosts Greek Supper Club “pop-ups”. I’ve made Peter’s pork chops recipe, and am lucky to call him my friend.
Ivy is a Greek-Cypriot home cook, whose passion for cooking started much like mine, by watching her mother cook. She is the author of Greek Home-style Cooking, and teaches private and group cooking classes.
Mary is is a native Californian, born and raised in San Diego. Her blog is about the beautiful California coastline, as well as her enjoyment of Greek cooking, and sharing recipes. She co-authored Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil .
Kalá Christoúgenna, which in the Greek language (spelled phonetically) means “Merry Christmas.” Here’s the holiday photo of all my Hammond men and me. On Christmas day and through out the New Year, may your life be filled with health, happiness and joy!
My 2 little Yorkies, Stanley and Stella are ready for their close-up, and they too wish you a Kalá Christoúgenna. 😀 😀 😀
So I’ll post once again, just to make sure it’s clear, my family and I wish you the merriest of Christmases and a Happy New Year!!! 😉
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