Cooking Baking Baklava with pistachios, cardamom, and rosewater. Greek Easter cookies: Koulourakia, front, and pasta flora, back. Kourambiedes, Greek Christmas cookies. Guinness-chocolate cupcake whiskey ganache filling and Irish Cream frosting. Pecan, Pumpkin, and Lemon Chess Pie with a Shortbread crust Homemade Puff Pastry My favorite Blueberry Pie Gingerbread with Lemon Icing Pasta Flora, Lemon Meringue, and Koulourakia Lemon Cake with strawberries Coconut Cream Pie, two ways A selection of French pastries and tarts Apple Galettes on homemade Puff Pastry with Apricot Glaze Strawberry and Pistachio Frasier cakeClick here to see all baking posts. Cooking Butter chicken with cucumber raita. Garlic scapes blended with olive oil. Shredded Pork in Ranchero Sauce Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Pastitso and Moussaka in the making. Pan Seared Salmon on a bed of Sautéed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Homemade Bratwurst Meat Sauce and Bechamel Sauce ready for the freezerClick here to see all cooking posts. Canning The fruits (and veggies) of my labor. From right to left, Green Taco Sauce, Pickled Red Beets, Pickled Yellow Beets with Onions, Dilly Beans, Red Relish (beets, cabbage, horseradish), Dill Relish, Spiced Yellow Plum Jam, Red Plum Jam, Yellow Plum Jam. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Pears Poached in Red Wine and Spices. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Refrigerator Dill Pickles Fig Jam with Ruby Port. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Dilly Beans, with green and wax beans. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Green Taco Sauce and Pickled Beets. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Dill Relish in cute Weck jars. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Inside the canning cupboard. Photo by Holly Hendrick. Cippolini Onions in Balsamic Vinegar. Photo by Holly Hendrick.Click here to see all canning posts. Canning and Preserving Journals201020092008Cocktails The Widow’s Kiss A Borscht Cocktail Brandied Cherries A Peach Melba sparkling cocktailClick here to see all cocktail posts.