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Christmas Menu

Time passes so fast! Do you realize that in less than three weeks we have Christmas? Oh my God! I have to start organizing things otherwise I am going to be drowned! What are your plans for Christmas? Are you spending them with family or going on a trip? I have no clue what we...

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Pastitsio Bread Rolls

Pasticcio in Italian means “mess” and indeed Pastitsio is a dish that combines pasta, ground meat and bechamel. The name was established during 17th century in Italy. There are several variations of pastitsio that include dough, pasta and meat ragù. Pasticcio alla Ferrarese is a type of calzone which is stuffed with pasta, meat, mushrooms...

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Zucchini Baskets Filled with Melty Ground Beef

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of green, cylindrical squash harvested immature and typically called “zucchini” were developed in northern Italy, long after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas. It appears that this occurred in the second half of the 19th century, though the first description of...

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Mediterranean Potato Nachos

Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean. Situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – the island’s unique geographic position has played an important part in its turbulent past since...

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Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms

Throughout the years there were several dishes that culminated in the Athenian culinary scene. One such dish was Mushrooms a la Crème. During the 80’s and 90’s every restaurant that respected itself, included in its menu this particular dish as an appetizer. It was really very famous and if one observed carefully in a restaurant...

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Feta Cheese Garlic Bread

Garlic has a long history starting some 6,000 years before Christ. The first who found the plant and used it were the Indians in Asia. The Indian merchants, in turn, made it known to Babylonians and Assyrians and they brought it to all important civilizations of that era. In Egypt, it was consumed by all...

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Twelve Months of Deliciousness

As 2017 is about to expire, I went back to all the months that preceded and tried to pick one recipe that was a hit or special from each one of them. It was hard because every time I make something I put all my energy, love and affection to it and thus everything you...