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Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Bites

Chicken or as we call it in Greek Kotòpoulo is one of the most common and widespread domestic birds. In 2003 it was estimated to exist about 24 billion birds worldwide. That means that if at anytime these cute and somewhat silly birds somehow acquire a higher intelligence it is most definite that they will...

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Very Chocolate Cake

The term “cake” has a long history. The word itself is of Viking origin, from the Old Norse word “kaka”. The ancient Greeks called cake plakous, which was derived from the word for “flat”. It was baked using flour mixed with eggs, milk, nuts and honey. They also had a cake called “satura”, which was...

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Matcha Mug Cake

Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach,...

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Cocoa Tahini Stuffed Sweet Bread

One of the staples of Greek Easter is undoubtedly tsoureki. Tsoureki is a sweet bread that resembles the Jewish challah only with some variations. The word tsoureki comes from the Turkish word “corek” that means any bread that is made with yeast. There are several sweet and savory variations of corek depending on the area...

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Argentinian Alfajores

All three previous weeks was carnival period in Greece. A remnant of the Dionysian rituals in ancient Greece, carnival is that period of time when people are dressed in costumes and wear masks. There are several carnival parades in many big cities of the country with bigger that of the city of Patras. Up to...

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Orange Pie

Euboea or Evia is the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. In general outline it is a long and narrow island; it is about 180 kilometers long and varies in...

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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...

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Carob Bread

Carob tree is an evergreen tree that grows in Mediterranean countries and the Middle East. Its crop looks like a hard, flat bean and has dark brown color. For many years carobs were used to feed animals, but during and after World War II and while Germans occupied Greece, carob was an essential food for...