Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Mediterranean Flavour

Having a good blog hop on Monday I discovered an inspirational blog called Ferns at the Balcony.  I was transported to the Greek olive groves and was fascinated to read about the olive harvest whilst the snow here had chilled me to the bone.

Needing to satiate my palette with some good, wholesome Mediterranean food I gathered together the ingredients and made the Greek cake Fanouropita from the warmth of my kitchen.  I had to improvise as I didn't have vostizza currants and had to substitute brandy with Calvados but the end result was quick, easy and tasty..

Today Rose Fern has another delicious recipe on her blog, one I will be making over the coming week, no doubt.  Please go and visit this delightful blog.  It will lift your spirits especially if you look back at some of her older posts too of blue sky and golden beaches.  She currently has a giveaway to win a small bottle of her freshly harvested olive oil.  Be lucky!


greenthumb said...

Oh I do love Rose Ferns Blog have followed he all along, your cake looks good.

Paula said...

That looks appetising Simone, I'm going to have a look at that blog now. Hope you're keeping warm, there's some snow flurries here mixed with rain.

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks lovely, bet it smelt lovely whilst cooking.
Off to look at her blog now!
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh that does look good Simone! :)
Just what we all need at the moment - a good dose of the Meditteranean!!!!
V xxx

Rose Fern said...

Simone, your posting truly moved me...Thank you!
I kept reading and thought to myself 'Ok, Simone's good words about the blog are just an intro to something else'. But to my surprise, you went on and on!It was not only a good surprise, but quite unexpected for me to realize that my postings have a positive appeal on people. I also read dear Greenthumb's sweet comment who's been the most loyal reader ever since my previous blog. Most of all I'm touched, because this recipe is a family recipe, one of the most traditional things to taste and it feels wonderful being able to pass it to other people who (apparently) appreciate it. Thank you, again! Hoping you'll like koulourakia, too!

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Had a quick peak and it is a lovely blog - my daughter loves Greece and anything Greek so I may just make her some of the cake as a treat.

Rosie said...

Mmm.... looks lovely Simone:)

Anne said...

That sounds delicious! I hope that the baking (and the eating) has helped to lift your mood. January (and winter) won't last forever!