Did you know that the quince is also called "Aphrodite's Apple"? It is the fruit dedicated to the goddess of beauty. That's why she is shown holding a quince. It is reported that the goddess ate one to perfume her mouth before entering the bridal room. Also that the "Golden Apple of Discord" that Paris gave to Venus was quince and not an apple, just that they did not discriminate between the two.
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STRAWBERRY MARMALADE (WITH GRAPE SYRUP)
Strawberries are one of the most beloved fruits with many nutrients for the body, as they contain a lot of vitamins. There are many reasons scientists say we should consume them. They protect against cardiovascular disease, strengthen bones, and contain anti-cancer properties, boost immunity and so much more.
‘Spoon sweets’ are something both young and old adore. It is a Greek tradition, it is hospitality, it is nobility and it is something that comes from very old unaltered times.
We live in a blessed place and have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fruits in every season. But we also live in a place with enormous gastronomic tradition, which taught us that whatever nature gives us can be enjoyed in many ways, such as with fruit that can be made into delicious sweets and jams.
APRICOT JAM WITH PEPPERMINT
They say that the apricot came from distant countries to Greece in ancient times. What I do know is that in my village, almost everyone had an apricot tree in their garden.
Pomegranate is a sacred, blessed fruit and is a symbol of fertility, abundance and good fortune. It is used in many ways in cooking, in sweets, jams or salads. We can savor and enjoy its divine juice. Today we are going to make a wonderful homemade jam as my grandmother Irene made it.