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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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Quick and Easy Weeknight Pasta

Rosemary or Rosmarinus officinalis comes from the words ros which means coolness and marinus which means marine. So, basically is the sea coolness. It probably took its name because it bobbed up with Aphrodite from under the water at the island of Cyprus. Aphrodite touched the plant and gave it the distinct aroma it has...

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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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Grilled Lemon Marinated Pork Tenderloin

The name basil is derived from Greek basileus “king”, because of the royal fragrance of this herb. Basileus “king” means essentially “people’s leader. Basil belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. Its leaves show an intense green color on the upper side and a green-gray color in the bottom side. Today, basil is cultivated in many...

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Lasagna with Sun dried Tomatoes and Chicken

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands around the world. Santorini island is basically what has remained after a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed all previous settlements and created the current geological caldera. This enormous volcanic eruption has become the most famous single event in the Aegean before the fall of Troy. It...

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