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Celebrate Greek Easter with two recipes Posted by on Apr 16, 2020

Γεια σας! Σήμερα είναι Μεγάλη Πέμπτη (Holy Thursday) και την Κυριακή είναι το Πάσχα (Easter). In Greece, today we make τσουρέκι (Easter bread), κουλουράκια (cookies) and κόκκινα αυγά (we dye boiled eggs red). I would like to share two videos with you, in case you want to make your own τσουρέκι and κουλουράκια. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbU2jHPsK58 Λέξεις…

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Greek recipe: tzatziki Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

Γεια σας! Today I will share with you a recipe of one of the most famous Greek appetizers: τζατζίκι! For those of you who are not familiar with Greek food, tzatziki is a dip made of yogurt, cucumber and garlic. It is made with ingredients found in any grocery store, so you should give it…

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Herbs used by the Greeks Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

If you visit Greece, you should try, at least once, a herbal tea and if you can, bring some herbs (βότανα) back home. Hippocrates (Ιπποκράτης), the father of medicine, studied the benefits of more than 250 herbs. in In this post, we will see a list of herbs, most of which are found in every…

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Sweet Easter with a Greek recipe! Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

Easter is coming soon and as you know the Orthodox culture is reach in traditions and customs. Μεγάλη Πέμπτη (Maundy Thursday) is a very creative day: we make τσουρέκι (Easter bread) πασχαλινά κουλουράκια (Easter cookies) and we make κόκκινα αυγά (we boil eggs and dye them red). In this post, there is a video by…

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Tzatziki recipe Posted by on Sep 4, 2014

Tzatziki (τζατζίκι)  is related to souvlaki, the most famous Greek fast food and Greeks have a love-hate relationship with it: we love it because it’s creamy, fresh and piquant and we hate it because the garlic smell can turn a romantic moment to a disaster. Some people claim that consuming cinnamon or mint after eating…

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Let the kites fly, it’s Clean Monday! Posted by on Mar 3, 2014

Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Kathara Deftera) is the first day of the Lent that lasts until Easter. It is called “clean” (καθαρά, kathara) because the Christian believers purify themselves spiritually and physically by eliminating the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products and by abstaining from sin. Customs Each region has its own customs but…

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New Year’s Day is always sweet: Greek vasilopita Posted by on Dec 23, 2013

Have you ever spent New Year’s Day in a Greek house? If you have, you are already familiar with vasilopita (βασιλόπιτα, vasilopita) a sweet pie that Greeks eat in New Year’s Day. Its basic ingredients are flour (αλεύρι,alevri)  sugar (ζάχαρη, zahari) eggs (αβγά, avga) and milk (γάλα, gala). The number of the new year is…

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