Lesvos presents a wide range of traditional sweets made from home recipes, a necessary part of any Lesvian household, proudly prepared by Lesvian housewives. Home-made syrupy sweets made of locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables are an indispensable accompaniment of a morning or afternoon Greek coffee brewed over charcoal-fired sand bed. These sweets include figs, sweet quinces, bitter lemons or even baby tomatoes and are served at any occasion, festive or not, such as engagements, weddings, or almond paste sweets with artful designs or miniature baklavas with their distinctive blending with walnuts or pistachios, or grated almonds and rose water, yielding a tasty experience hard to describe.