Baklava

Melissa in Greek means honey bee. Because of this, I’ve always thought bees were pretty cool. They’re super loyal, pollinate plants, and give us honey.

I take my tea with honey, stir it into oatmeal, and down spoonfuls of local honey during allergy season. The Jewish side of my family believes eating honey brings sweetness, and my Greek side just believes in it.

I was lucky enough to eat baklava in Israel a few years ago, and eat it often at our favorite Greek restaurant. This year I decided to make it myself for Christmas using this recipe. Don’t be intimidated! The trick is to keep a moist paper towel on hand so the phyllo doesn’t tear, and if it does, just mend with some melted butter.

Baklava

Wishing you only sweetness in 2013.

-M

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