Ethos Culinary May Lunch Series

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Ethos Culinary invites you to our three-part May Lunch Series, “Cooking Outside the Lines”, from 11:00-1:00 on May 3rd., May 16th, and May 26th. These classes will be taught by me, introducing Cooking Techniques with no recipe required.  In other words, you will leave the class knowing how to master a dish, without using a recipe. You will be given ideas on vegetable selections, how to shop for vegetables, a pantry list, and how to bring this cooking method home to prepare your own meals. To clear up the definition of Plant-Forward, it simply means adding more vegetable-inspired meals to your diet. These culinary classes will include a sit-down lunch, drinks, and a two-hour observation class. 

Note: My love for vegetables grew and grew as I started this cooking blog and bringing you many options for keeping a clean and healthy diet. I completed a program several years ago and became a Certified Plant-Based Chef through the Rouxbe program. Now, I’m ready to pass on several tips and cooking skills to you through my Ethos cooking classes, so you may begin your own journey preparing yourself for a more healthy lifestyle. I selected these three classes as beginning classes, for they are my favorite weekly meals to prepare.

Explore the Flavors of Vegetable Paella –SOLD OUT! 
Wednesday, May 3rd 
Time 11:00-1:00
R.S.V.P. only  $55.00

Vegetable Paella


The Art of Creating Risotto – Cancelled
Tuesday, May 16th
Time: 11:00-1:00
R.S.V.P only $55.00


Let’s Toss NEW salads and Vinaigrettes – SOLD OUT!
Friday, May 26th 
Time:  11:00-1:00
R.S.V.P only $55.00


All payments will be registered at Eventbrite. If you would like to contact me for more information or for payment, at, or 760-525-2274.
I do accept Zelle or Venmo.


Let’s Do Lunch and Celebrate Spring!

Chef Mary 





Ethos Culinary Events for March 2023

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This month Ethos Culinary is kicking off with three events, bringing you together for a new education experience, conversation and hours of laughter. Our classes run for 2-3 hours, including recipes and a nice fresh lunch/dinner for you to all enjoy with old and new friends. You are more than welcome to introduce a friend to our new event space, have a date, celebrate a birthday or come alone to engage with us in a unique culinary experience. We are located in Carlsbad North County, San Diego. The exact address will be emailed to you at time of registration.

Ethos Culinary Greek Meze


March 31st – 6:30-8:30

Springtime Greek Meze Table with Chef and Mary Papoulias-Platis.

I will be teaching my traditional and flavorful Greek Meze small plates, which are appetizer size bites, that are so popular in Greece today! These are fast and easy to prepare for your next celebration or holiday party. Serve them alone with drinks, or bring your Meze out early for your guests to enjoy before dinner. Greeks are known for their Meze Table, as they can be the meal in the Greek home! Come together at the table with these traditional Greek bites and let’s break bread together!


Artichoke Basil Feta Spread
Shrimp Scorpio
Tomato Fritters with Garlic Sauce
Yellow Split Peas Spread
Roasted Peppers with EVOO
Herbal Lamb Meatballs
Served with Greek Wines

$125.00 per person.

We are offering three classes, please take the time to read and select your event, and pay below through Paypal, or email me for more information or payment at I also accept Zelle, Square or a personal check made out to Ethos Culinary. We ask you pay in advance, and cancel if necessary within 5 days prior to the class date. Reservations only. Address will be handed out once we receive your reservation.

I’ll see you in class, 

Chef Mary 



Ethos Culinary – A Chef’s Kitchen

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I haven’t been active on my blog, because we started construction on a 900 square foot culinary kitchen space on our property in Carlsbad, California. It’s been a long road and we are finally opening Ethos Culinary, a space for events, meeting, classes and special events. We started the project February 2019, and we had many ups and downs throughout the pandemic years. I started an Instagram account called Build to Cook, the Chef (me) and the Architect (my husband) archiving every step in the building process.

My husband Mike drew up the plans after hours and hours of rethinking the flow of the room, the width of the islands, lighting and hundreds of other concerns. We had many companies involved supporting this crazy dream of mine.
Pirch in San Diego, worked with us throughout the project, and a big shout out to Fred who worked with us in selecting our appliances, sinks and fixtures.

Here’s a brief look into the beginning of our construction project. Demolition Day!

Construction was just beginning, as the crew began digging the foundation, what a mess! Our entire front of the house was taken down leaving us with an open cold living space. Then  the rain came.

Pouring of the foundation fascinated me as I had no idea how much work was needed prior to this day. The plumbing and the electrical took days to prepare before the work crew and trucks arrived.

The framing was coming together nicely, and again I was shocked to see how tall these ceilings became. I guess I’m not very good at reading the plans. Of course many more steps were taken before this but take a look at Build to Cook for more details.

The plaster company was a wonderful family business my husband has worked with for years. It was such a skillful job, taping and mudding this tall ceiling. I fully appreciated every moment as these skilled workers completed the room.

After the plaster, came the beams. We decided to stain them dark which gave the walls a nice contrast. There were a total of five beams, the others are hidden. The stain we used was “Espresso” by Varathane. We repeated the color again for the front countertop.

I’m jumping ahead, to the installation of all the appliances, marble countertops and cabinetry. My son Nick Platis at Central Fabrication and Millwork and his crew built all the cabinets and my front door. I chose white oak stained, and the wall cabinets an all white color. My Fisher and Paykal appliances were purchased from Pirch in San Diego ,a large eight burner stove, two wall ovens, a steam oven, and their large double-sided refrigerator. We ordered two sinks, the Executive Chef and the Heartland performing different tasks from Kohler Sinks also from Pirch. We chose two very clean and modern Litze faucets by Brizo. I chose two different styles, one single for the hand sink, with an easy pull down head, and a double faucet with hot and cold handles for easy washing of dishes for the larger sink.

I chose an Italian marble from Tutto Marmo in San Diego, with the help of the owner, Masimo! He had to special order them since my islands were 10 ft. long. The order came in, site-unseen and I loved them! Masimo’s company, did an incredible job delivering on time and so appreciative of their impeccable service.

The countertops arrived with 6 men for the installation process from Russo Marble and Tile in El Cajon. I couldn’t bear to watch them as they installed them. They did an outstanding job, fitting it perfectly onto the countertops. The large backsplash tile is clean-looking and beveled, to fill the entire back wall. The tile came from Daltile in San Diego.

Our kitchen is completed, except the flooring that was delayed and out of stock. Flooring was eventually delivered  months later. I chose an all white interior for the space, a concept Dick Lund advised me on, an architect I once worked with years ago. It’s ideal for filming which we plan to do in the future.

I had a few small events to introduce the space to many of our friends and family. I had enough seats for 15 people which is a good size for classes and events. As you can see its a very large room, which will be filled in March as we begin the official opening of the space, and hopefully with many wonderful culinary enthusiast. A March Event calendar will be posted soon.

The front yard was designed for outside entertaining, using quartz stone as a design concept from RCP in San Diego, and the white brick, Casa Blanca, wall from Modern Builders in San Marcos, as a textured addition to the house. The light fixtures were chosen in a large scale to bring a statement to the front, as well as lighting strength to light up the entire patio. We found them locally at Black Whale Lighting. 



But with all that behind us, we are finally opening our Chef’s Kitchen and looking forward to having you join us in our home, for an intimate setting and delicious food! See you all soon for a bite to eat!

Let’s Get Started!


If you are interested in our Event Calendar, please email us at





Homemade Pita Bread

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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How often do you find yourself without bread for a special dish or dip? Try my easy and quick recipe for Homemade Pita Bread for your next party dish. I use pita in many of my dishes, just make a big batch and freeze the rest. It freezes well, and can be easily defrosted overnight or microwaved. Try adding seeds, spices, and fresh herbs to your bread before baking. Or they can be added when toasting your pita before serving. If you wish, you can use a standup mixer to make your dough. As you make this recipe often, change it up by trying different types of flour. Always try and use organic ingredients for a healthier bread.

Here are a few tips for baking bread.

  • Keep your kitchen warm when baking. A cold kitchen can keep your bread from rising.
  • Use fresh and the right yeast.
  • Proofing your dough is necessary. Take your time.

I do like to use certain organic brands for my bread and baking. King Arthur and Bob’s Red Mill.



Here, I added a variety of seeds.

Toasted pitas with soices

Be careful to watch your pita, so the seeds don’t burn.

Pita with Seeds



Homemade Pita Bread

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh bread baking in your oven. This simple recipe is far better than store-bought bread. Add seeds, fresh herbs, and spices for a new twist.

Course Bread
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword bread, Greek, homemade, pita
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 7 cups flour
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast, or 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4-1/3 cup water


  1. In a large bowl, added the sifted flour, yeast and salt. Mix well.

  2. Add the olive oil and mix in enough water to make a soft dough. Start with just 1/4 cup and add more if necessary.

  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until smooth.

  4. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a ball, then roll into a 6-inch oval shape.

  5. Placed on a floured tray, cover with a towel and place in a warm spot for 1 hour to rise.

  6. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Oil the baking tray and place in the oven to heat.

  7. Place three pitas on the tray and sprinkle with water. Bake 5 minutes or until puffed and lightly brown.

  8. Remove pitas and wrap in a clean cloth. Continue baking the remaining pitas.

You can use your pita breads in many of my other recipes:

Greek Garden Salsa with Pita Chips

Greek Summer Salsa with Pita

Feta with Pita Panzanella Salad

Feta and Pita Panzenella Salad

Fast and Easy Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pizzas


Happy Baking,




My Greek Lentil and Mint Salad

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This salad is a refreshing change from your traditional Greek salad. Although, we eat many lentils in our cuisine they are normally served in soups, stews, and appetizers. I wanted to expand my salads to the Vegan cuisine for those in Lent or for those who follow a Vegan Diet. Lentils are naturally gluten-free as well and can help those who are seeking GF products for their diet. You may want to add lettuce, arugula, or a vegan feta cheese.

If your not familiar with lentils they are a powerful nutrient-dense food. This salad is a complete meal and will not leave you hungry! Once left in the refrigerator overnight, it marinates further for a wonderful left-over snack.

  • They have high level of fiber for your digestive tract.
  • Very rich in folate, iron, and manganese.
  • 1/2 cup of lentils = 12 grams of protein.
  • 1/2 cup of red lentils = 273 mg. of potassium.

How to Cook Lentils

Join me as I create my new Ethos Fresh Vegan culinary program.

I will be posting my recipes here, but you can find me on my Instagram Ethos Fresh. Under my culinary school, Ethos Culinary.


My Greek Lentil and Mint Salad

This salad is a complete meal with two varieties of lentils, vegetarian and vegan.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword lentils
Servings 2 servings



  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 fresh tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cucumber, cubed
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely chopped


  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a medium pot ( lentils expand so have a deep pan) add 3 cups of water and add the green lentils. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes until softened. Drain and cool. Do not add salt to the water.

  2. Repeat the same method with the red lentils. They may need less time.

  3. Add your vegetables in a large bowl or on a serving platter. Add the dressing.


  1. Add the shallot and garlic in a small bowl or jar. Add the vinegar and whisk together.

  2. Add the other ingredients and mix well.

  3. Toss the salad and add the dressing to coat well.

You may be interested in more of my lentil recipes:

Mom’s Lentil Vegetable Soup

Red Lentil Salad with Red Peppers, Oranges and Basil

Red Lentil with Turnip and Parsley

Make it a Lentil Night…





Quince Sauce with Spices

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Quince is a fruit I grew up with in our Greek family. I had never seen a quince tree until we visited Greece in the Fall. I wanted to grab a box and fill it to to the brim with these hard unknown green fruits. But of course I couldn’t bring them home but I still dream of that old large tree I stood under in a small local village. Quince is an ancient Greek fruit rooted in Greek history for over 4,ooo years ago. Brides were presented with quince on their wedding day for a symbol of fertility.

Quince is a fruit with a bright green-yellow skin. It has been noted that it is an ancient fruit from 4,ooo B.C., and not commonly used here in the U.S. Similar to the properties of apples and pears in primitive form. They can be found today at your specialty markets or can be purchased from Melissa’s Produce Website.

A little about quinces:

  • Quince has a high level of pectin, often made into jams and spreads.
  • The unique sweet-sour taste is what makes quince so perfect for desserts, main  dishes, and sauces.
  • The flesh will change from white to a bright orange color.
  • This fruit is too bitter and hard to be eaten raw, so it must be cooked. Trust me.
  • Loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium.

Here you can see how the quince is beginning to change color. It deepens even more as it thickens.

NOTE: You may preserve the sauce in jars with a hot water bath, or refrigerate it for a cheese board, toast or a dipping sauce.


Spiced Quince

Quince is a fall fruit often used in a sauce or preserved and serve with cheese as an appetizer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword appetizer, dessert, preserved, quince, Sauce
Servings 4 pints
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 10 quinces (5 lbs.)
  • 3 pounds sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 4 sticks cinnamon (3- inch)
  • 2 lemons peel only, cut thin, finely chopped


  1. Wash quinces, core, peel and slice thin. Cook covered, in a non-reactive pan with water to cover half way.

  2. Cook until fruit is almost tender, for about 10 minutes. Drain syrup in a bowl and save the fruit to another bowl. .

  3. Measure 2 cups of the syrup, combine the sugar, spices, and lemon peel. Boil gently, covered for 5 minutes. Add the partly cooked quinces and continue cooking slowly until fruit is soft, 10-15 minutes.

  4. Spoon into hot sterile jars, pour syrup to fill. Seal in a water bath. Makes 4 pints.

You may also enjoy:

Quince Paste with Vanilla 

Plant a quince tree!



Quince Paste with Vanilla “Kythoni”

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Quince is a favorite sweet in our Greek family. I remember my mother and aunt purchasing a full box of fresh quinces to make their spoon sweet called “Kythoni”.  After a long afternoon of prepping and stirring this fruit thickens into a jam-like consistency, needing to be cooled before sampling. Many times it was canned for future use, other times it was placed in a large jar and stored in the refrigerator. I can still picture myself as a little girl sneaking a large spoonful of this decadent preserve from her jar. A little note: Quince is an ancient Greek fruit rooted in Greek history for over 4,ooo years ago. Brides were presented with quince on their wedding day for a symbol of fertility.

This fruit cannot be eaten fresh. It needs to be cooked before eating. It’s similar to an apple and pear with the unusual scent of a pineapple and guava. Here, pictured is the pineapple quince, which is commonly seen in stores. They can also be ordered from Melissa’s Produce website.

A little about quince:

  • Quince has a high level of pectin, often made into jams and spreads.
  • The unique sweet-sour taste is what makes quince so perfect for desserts, main  dishes, and sauces.
  • The flesh of the quince as it cooks will change from white to a bright orange color.
  • This fruit is too bitter and hard to be eaten raw, so it must be cooked. Trust me.
  • Loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium.

Quince can be added to many of you home cooked dishes.

  • Make a tart with apples and quartered cooked quince.
  • Add to lamb or chicken stew, giving the quince time to cook.
  • Poach quince for a side served with cake, ice cream or simply alone with added syrup.
  • Serve on a cheese board with your favorite cheeses.

Here in this recipe, we will be making a cooked puree, baked and thickened into a paste and cut into logs often served with cheese.

Let’s get started!


Once cooked and pureed in the food processor, you’re ready to form the paste and bake.

As you can see here, it it slowly changing color, but soon turning a beautiful pink .

Check out this COLOR!

Here, the paste is ready for the oven. I tested the paste several times for doneness, when it doesn’t bounce back it’s ready.


Quince Paste with Spices "Kythoni"

Try quince for a new twist to a forgotten fruit and it's delicious flavors. Add the paste to your cheeseboard, stewed meats, or as a simple dessert.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Jam, sauce
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword quince
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 2 lbs. quince, about 4, peeled, cored, and chopped- 3/4" thick
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped out
  • 2 strips lemon zest - each 1/2 by 2 inches
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, more or less if needed
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened


  1. Place the quince, vanilla bean pod and seeds, and lemon zest in a 4 quart saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the quince are tender when poked with a knife, about 40 minutes.

  2. Drain the quince in a colander and discard the vanilla bean. Puree the fruit and lemon zest in a food processor. Measure the puree by volume, return to the saucepan, and add an equal amount of sugar. (If you have 2 cups puree, add 2 cups sugar.)

  3. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and return the heat to low. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the puree becomes a very thick paste, about 1-2 hours.

  4. Meanwhile, position the rack in the center of your oven and heat to 125 degrees F. If your oven doesn't go this low, use the lowest temperature, and expect a shorter cooking time. Line a 8x8 glass or ceramic pan with parchment paper, grease with the butter.

  5. Pour the quince paste (do not scrape the pot) into the dish, and smooth top with the wooden spoon. Bake until slightly dried and firm enough to slice, about 1 hour.

  6. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Invert onto a cutting board and cut quince into four 2-inch wide strips. Wrap each strip in plastic wrap and refrigerate. The quince paste will last up to one month.

A cheeseboard is the perfect way to present your quince past. Pair it up with your favorite foods. Here, I chose a goat cheese, and a hard Spanish cheese.

As a simple quick bite, cut into any shape, and roll in sugar and serve.

This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking by Julissa Roberts.

Happy Fall Everyone,



Honeycrisp Apple Pumpkin Bread

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I wanted to make my first fall recipe using both pumpkin and apples, since they both are in season. I have several recipes for Fall desserts and salads on my blog, but just the aroma of these baking in my home, will excite me. My favorite type of day is planning new recipes alone in my kitchen where my creativity is taken to a different level. This recipe worked and my family quickly devoured it. This bread is perfect to enjoy in the morning with coffee, or with simple a cup of afternoon tea.

Loaf pan breads are generally a simple cake with the addition of nuts, fruit, and spices. More of a breakfast bread. Recently, I received these beautiful Honeycrisp Apples from Melissa’s Produce from their October Season’s Best List.  Apples and Pumpkins are both Fall companions, so why not place them together in any recipe. And it not only worked today, but it was just how I imagined it would taste. Warm and yummy!

I used Honeycrisp Apples in my recipe, but select whatever apple you may have on hand.  Remember to taste your apple beforehand to see if that is the flavor you want to add. And this recipe calls for one can of pureed pumpkin. If you would like to make your pumpkin puree, please visit my blog post on How to Roast a Pumpkin.

I suggest you measure all your ingredients ahead of time, to ensure you have everything included. They call this “Mise En Place” in the culinary world, everything in it’s place.

Mix all your wet ingredients until smooth. And slowly add the dry.

This is ready for the oven, and you can see I chopped the apples in 1/2 inch cubes.


Honeycrisp Apple Pumpkin Bread

This is a moist pumpkin bread with a smooth spice flavor, and a punch of apple chunks. This recipe makes two loaf pans one to eat and one to share.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bread, pumpkin
Servings 6 servings
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 15-oz. can of pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 apples peeled and roughly chopped ( I used honeycrisp)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two loaf pans. (9x5 size pan)

  2. In a large mixer, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin, water, and vanilla until well blended.

    ( You can use a hand mixer or just use a large spoon.)

  3. Sift the following in a large bowl, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Add to the wet ingredients and beat slowly until blended.

  4. Using a large wooden spoon carefully add in the chopped apples and pecans.

  5. Evenly, spoon the batter into the pans.

  6. Bake the breads for 60-80 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean. My loaves took around 80 minutes.

  7. Once the breads are ready, cool the breads on a wire rack. Remove from the pan, and serve, or wrap in plastic and freeze.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute the apples for pears, berries, or fruit of your choice. Nuts are optional in this recipe. But if you do add them, select your favorite for the recipe.

You may enjoy the many other pumpkin dishes on my blog, under my category “Pumpkins”.

Enjoy your Fall baking…




Rhubard Onion Relish

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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What? A rhubarb relish! I love BBQ baby back ribs, and I thought this relish would be a great addition to the meal! So, I bought the ribs for dinner and asked the family to try this relish, and they all loved the sweet-tart taste. The addition of raisins did the trick. This relish can be used many different ways, which I listed below. Pair it with cheese, pasta, pork, chicken, or any grain salad. Rhubarb can be found locally now in many supermarkets today. But, the season is short, so don’t wait to buy when you see! You may also be interested in my Rhubarb Tart made with Phyllo on my blog.

How to Use the Relish:

  • Add the relish in a bowl and add to your cheese board.
  • Place on a party table as a condiment for your appetizers.
  • Slather on hot dogs or perfect for your bratwurst.
  • Spice up salads, grain dishes or bowls.
  • Spruce up your gourmet sandwiches.
  • Perk up pork your tenderloin as a topping.
  • Kick up vegetarian meals
  • Dress up your dips by adding them as a finished touch.


The supermarket and farmer’s market will sell you these long stalks, once home they need to be washed and trimmed.

Another option is ordering from Melissa’s Produce in this handy precut package.

Always try and start with everything measured out, which makes your cooking time easier and more enjoyable. Called Mise en Place, a cooking term for everything in place.

Sliced as you would slice celery.

Cook until softened and as a thick sauce.

Check to see if it has thickened, this needs more time.

Enjoy this recipe,


Rhubarb Onion Relish

If you love BBQ, add this relish to your table for a new sauce!

Course sauce
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword BBQ, relish,, rhubarb, Sauce
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh rhubarb or thawed frozen rhubarb.
  • 1 cup seedless golden raisins


  1. In a non-reactive pan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, seeds and spices. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the chopped onions and rhubarb, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or longer if needed. Stir with a wooden spoon frequently to prevent sticking.

  3. Add the golden raisins to the rhubarb mixture, and cook for 10 minutes uncovered until mixture has thickened.

  4. Remove from the heat and let cool. Serve cold. Or seal while hot in sterilized glasses. Makes about 2 pints.

Recipe Notes

If using frozen rhubarb thaw and drain well before adding to mixture.