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Chestnut and Vegetables Soup

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Up until couple of days ago, weather here was summery. Temperatures at the 30’s C and we all enjoyed a prolonged summer in the heart of fall. Two days ago that scenery changed dramatically. Temperature fell sharply and rains followed by storms landed upon us. All...

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Sourdough Waffles with Honey

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Bee has lived in this planet far longer than humans. Scientists estimate that this “beetle” appeared 65 million years from today, which is a lot earlier than the presence of humans on earth. From a very early an age, human was “hunting” the honey without harming...

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All Time Classic Crème Caramel

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Crème caramel has a very ambiguous and puzzled origin. Three countries claim its originality, France, England and Spain. The name, indeed, is French but story says that they have adopted it from the British custard. Generally speaking custards were very popular in Middle Ages throughout Europe...

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Caramel Chocolate Torte

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! The first chills have already made their appearance here and I started storing my summer clothes away and bringing the fall/winter ones in my closets. October is a beautiful month because it is my mother’s birthday and my father’s Name Day. So, we have plenty to...

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Pan Seared Scallops with Apple Cider Cream

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! I am sure you all know Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. Aphrodite, according to myth, was born in the sea. Story says that Zeus’ father, Kronos in order to take the rule from his father Uranus, cut his genitals and threw them in the sea. They...

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Feta and Olive Twirlos

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! The myth says that the first name of Athens was Akte or Aktike, named after its first king Akteos. When Kecrops succeeded Akteos by marrying his daughter, he wanted to change the name of the city and thus he performed a competition among gods as to...

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Xatonada or Xatò

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today I am going to share with you a recipe that comes from another country in the Mediterranean; Spain. Before I proceed in explaining what this dish is all about, let me just give you its correct pronunciation, so as to be able to follow the...

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Sweet Pumpkin Pie

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Fall is surely The Season for pumpkins and apples.  I know in the States pumpkin is a big deal and people make sweet and savory dishes with it. On the other hand, here in Greece pumpkin was not as popular as on the other side of...

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Lemon Chocolate Tart

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Once upon a time, there was a beautiful, twiggy tree with delicious, sweet, red fruits. Everyone passing by stopped and admired its beauty. The tree, enjoying all this admiration, started bragging about itself and became arrogant. Slowly, slowly it started thinking of how it could bind...