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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...

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Tweaked Apple Pasta Frolla

Pasta frolla in Greek Pasta Flora is a type of sweet tart which can be found in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Greece. Basically, it is a covered, jam-filled short crust pastry dish principally made from flour, sugar and egg. In Latin America the fillings include quince cheese, dulce de batata (sweet potato jam), dulce de...

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Country Chicken Greek Style

In many of my posts I have described several of Hercules’ Labors in order to be forgiven for the deaths of his wife and children after Hera’s spell that made him lose his mind. When Hercules completed the cycle of the labors he planted an olive tree outside Hera’s temple in ancient Olympia. Olympia was...

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Flaky Juicy Chicken Pie

Pies with or without phyllo are an essential part of Greek culture and kitchen. Throughout Greece there is a vast range of diverse types of pies that are made locally with goods that can be found in nature. Basically, there are two types of pies; the ones with meat and the meatless. Meatless pies are...

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Paynirlì with Ground Beef

Athens along with its suburbs counts for about 4 million people which is almost half of Greece’s population. During the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s because of the lack of works in the province, people moved from villages to the big city to find a job. Initially and up to the 80’s downtown Athens was the...

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Talagáni Cheese Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Messina is a part at the southwestern part of Greece at the Peloponnese Peninsula. It has a long history that traces back to the prehistoric period and it was one of the most important centers from which Greek revolution against Ottoman empire has started. It is a place with many natural beauties among which are...