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Chocolate Mont Blanc

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today in Greece we celebrate Saint Catherine (Katerina). Today is my name day. As I have told you before several days per year the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates a particular Saint and that day, everyone who has the name of this Saint celebrates as well. The...

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Little Chocolate Baklava Bites

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I have mentioned to you before, Greece was under the Ottoman Empire for 400 years between 1453 and 1821 when the rebellion of Greeks has started, in order to be released from the Turkish chains. But even after the 1821 only one small part of...

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Kourabiedes

  Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I promised you, I made the real kourabiedes and I am giving you the recipe today! Kourabiedes along with Melomakarona and Diples are the traditional Christmas sweets we eat these festive days! I followed the recipe by Stelios Parliaros the famous Greek pastry chef...

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Chocolate Kourabiedes

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Just like in all Christian countries, Christmas is a big fest in Greece too. During the old days and because Greece is surrounded by sea, people here used to decorate a ship. But as globalization reached our country too, we adopted the northern Europe’s tree which...

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Pheasants in Wine Sauce with Bucatini

I know winter is not here yet. I know this because temperature here is in the 30’s C and we still wear our t-shirts. But, and here there is a big but, when someone brings you game, you simply cannot resist the temptation to cook it right away. Let me explain myself. I have a...

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Lemon Torte di Lefkothea

I have a friend. Her name is Lefkothea. Lefkothea was a sea divinity who saved Odysseus when he capsized close to the island of Phaeacians, his last destination before home. I know Lefkothea, my friend, since 1979. I was 10 years old when we moved to a new home and I went to a new...

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Saint Basil’s Pie for 2012 (Vasilopita)

You know from my previous year’s post that every New Year’s Day in Greece we have the custom of Vasilopita, which basically is a cake or a tsoureki with a coin in it. We cut pieces of this cake/tsoureki and whoever wins the coin is the lucky of the year. You can find the whole...

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Saint Basil’s Pie (Vasilopita )

First of all I would like to wish to all of you my friends a Very Happy and Loving New Year. I hope that 2011 really good things will happen to your lives this coming year. Ok, let’s talk a little tradition here. In Greece we, Christian Orthodox, have the custom of Vasilopita. Just after...

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Melomakarona Part 2

Christmas has passed. I am sure you all had a great time with your families or friends. But don’t get sad, we have New Year’s Eve still coming. It is a big celebration as well. I know that some of you may have had all their share on cookies, but I promised to give you a...