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Greek Spoon Sweets!

I grew up hearing stories from my parents telling me how lucky I was that I’ am experiencing times of abundance (concerning food of course) and anything I crave for I can have it! They were comparing my childhood with … Continue reading

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The Delicious Greek Pies – Traditional Cheese Pie Recipe

“Spanakopita” nowadays has become an international dish because all people who visit Greece try it and love it! Of course “spanakopita” is the top of the iceberg because all over Greece there are hundreds of different recipes for pies!

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Beans in Greek cuisine

Legumes are one of the basic elements of the Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean diet and they have fed generations for years and years. Not expensive food, easy to cook and healthy!

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Sesame Halva or Grocer’s Halva

For Greek Orthodox people Easter is the most important religious holiday. Before Easter we have a 49 day period of fasting, the Lent. During the Lent people are not allowed to consume any meat or fish or eggs or dairy … Continue reading

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Kyra Sarakosti or Mrs. Lent (Fasting and Greek Great Lent)

Ash Monday (or Clean Monday) is the end of the Carnival and marks the start of the Lent and 49 days of fasting although nowadays few people strictly fast for the whole of Lent. Greek Orthodox fasting excludes meat, fish … Continue reading

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The springtime of the fast has dawned

On Clean Monday, the 40 days of fasting, repentance, and forgiveness begins. Usually coinciding with the beginning of Spring in Greece, this is one of the most beautiful and spiritual  of seasons. Clean Monday follows the two week Apokries (the … Continue reading

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The Vasilopita Tradition and St. Basil

My grandmother baked tsoureki twice a year, on New Years Day and on Holy Saturday. On New Years it was in the form of a thick round Vasilopita with a shiny new coin hidden in the soft dough, commemorating Saint … Continue reading

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There is still time for Christmas Cheer

This year I had a mild case of the before Christmas blues  but strong doses of Christmas music, Christmas baking, long midnight Christmas decoration evaluation walks in the brisk December air and cinnamon-apple tea quickly remedied that.  I am happy … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Christmas Tomorrow

When my son was little he asked me one day “Mommy when are you going to make the snowball cookies?” I would look at him with a loving smile and say “ Dimitri – we make the snowball cookies when … Continue reading

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SWEET SUMMER MEMORIES

My best memories of my summers in Greece were the lazy afternoons that I would spend with my grandmother. The days were usually busy and active but the afternoons were slow and easy going. A typical day would begin with … Continue reading

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