Staphíli Glikó

Grapes in syrup

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

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This preserve, on Naxos, is made with large firm grapes called rosakí, sweet rosy grapes ripening at the end of August. It is served in summer at any time of day on a saucer with a spoon, accompanied by draughts of mountain water, a sovereign remedy against heat and exhaustion (see p 49).

Weigh the fruit. Peel the grapes and take out the pips with a needle or wooden toothpick, without breaking them – a daunting operation, it’s worth it.