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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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Chestnut Truffles

Achilles was the son of the Nereid Thetis and of Peleus, the king of the Myrmidons. Zeus and Poseidon had been rivals for the hand of Thetis until Prometheus, the fore-thinker, warned Zeus of a prophecy that Thetis would bear a son greater than his father. For this reason, the two gods withdrew their pursuit,...

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Stracciatella Ice Cream

One of my most wished trip was that of going to Rome. Although Rome is only couple of hours by plain from Athens it was a trip I have never made. I have always said to my husband about this it seemed that we never got the time to do it. I had my son...

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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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Chocolate Mousse Torte with Strawberries

Strawberries have high levels of heart-healthy antioxidants like ellagic acid and flavonoids like anthocyanin, catechin, quercetin, and kaempferol. These phenolic compounds lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by inhibiting the formation of total and LDL (bad) cholesterol. They also relax the blood vessels, causing improved blood flow and preventing cardiovascular problems. Additionally, the high fiber...

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Strawberries with White Chocolate Mousse

The first garden strawberry was grown in Brittany, France during the late 18th century. Prior to this, wild strawberries and cultivated selections from wild strawberry species were the common source of the fruit. The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from...

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