Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hi people! Tomorrow is my name day. It is an Orthodox Christian custom to celebrate name days, and even today they are considered more important than birthdays. It means that the most important day of your life was not the day you were born, but the day you were given a Christian name, and became a 'soldier of Christ'. Very interestingly, Demi is a Greek name originating from the words 'Earth Mother', hence the goddess Demeter, goddess of the harvest, who presided over grains, the fertility of the earth, and the seasons. It is also a Christian name, because of St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki, a martyr of the early 4th century, an aristocrat and high rank officer of the Roman army, a military saint who was martyred very young because of his faith in Christ. He is considered a very important saint, equal to Saint George, and many people carry his name. In iconography he is often depicted on a red horse, just like St. George is seen on a white horse. 

I love the fact that my name day is placed in the heart of autumn. I will be baking today, and will be using must and sultanas or apples and walnuts, I haven't decided yet which version for a cake I'm going to go for. Oh, and I made a sinful chocolate dessert with biscuits last night, that my mom calls 'salami mosaic', which is currently 'maturing' in the fridge -it is better eaten two days after you make it.

OK then, this post is meant to give you some treats while I'm off the Internet... Here goes!

Have a sweet day everyone!


  1. Demi!! SLOURP!!!!
    I vote for bdays too (as I don't have a name day lol) I love that pumpkin pie blend jar? Wow!
    Have a great baking day xoxo

  2. ok ok θα δοκιμασω λιγο απ ολα..
    τι στο καλο ειναι η διαιτα μπροστα στην απολαυση ε;)

  3. Χρόνια Πολλά, Demi!!Thank you for your gorgeous treats:))

  4. Happy Nameday!
    That sure is a feast of treats you've prepared for us.
    Have lots of fun on your special day.

  5. κι επειδη ως συνηθως βιαστικη δεν προλαβα να διαβασω οτι γιορταζεις.. χρονια πολλαααααααα!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Χρόνια πολλά Ντέμη μου!! Οσο για τα γλυκά.... Παναγιά μου, τι γλύκα!!

    May you leave a loooooong life and we get to enjoy your creations!!!

    Gorgeous, yummy.... sweet.... OMG I want them ALL post!!

    thanks for sharing

  7. Χρόνια πολλά, δημιουργικά και χαρούμενα, Δήμητρα!