Monday, December 31, 2012

Kalispera & Au Revoir 2012

These Greek cakes are from our favorite little sweet shop in Nafplion, Greece: 


Do these make you think of New Year's Resolutions? 

As we ring out the old year,

I thought we could bring in the new
with sweets of every shape, texture and color. 

Some, like these, are drowning in honey. 

Somehow even the Santa looks Greek to me. 

Clearly the Greeks don't mess around. 

And as we go into a new chapter of new beginnings.

I'd like to wish you every sweetness 

in the coming new year! 

May your cakes be filled with luscious creaminess,
your lives powdered with luck and grace
and your days merry and bright. 

See you in the next bliss-filled year! 

(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)


  1. Kirsten, all the best to you this new year. I wish I could travel like you and eat everything in those photos. My new years resolution - not eating sugar! It is just a thought because I have a full set of sweet teeth and know this one won't last. Okay, I just pulled the center of an oreo out and threw it away.

  2. KIRSTEN!!!!!! I JUST PEELED MYSELF off my couch and it is only 10:30pm here in Minneapolis! HELLO! CHEERS TO YOU MY DEAR ONE!!! Anita May all the resolutions for the new year be LOVE LOVE LOVE! Those Greek treats look fantastic!

  3. Bonne et heureuse nouvelle année !

  4. Kirsten,
    Happy New Year to someone filled with sugar and spice and everything NICE!
    These are absolutely divine, beautiful...
    I wish you a fantastic 2013 filled with travel ~
    Thanks for another year of blogging friendship,

  5. Oh, these Greek desserts look so yummy. I just found a Mediterranean bakery down town that has baklavah. I hope the new year is being kind to you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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