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Easy Peasy Milk Pie

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Santorini Fava with Shrimps

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today 73 years ago Italy gave to Greece an ultimatum asking for unconditional surrender. The, back then, Prime Minister of Greece John Metaxas (a dictator nonetheless) responded “NO” and with this little word my country has entered the 2nd World War. Greeks fought against the Italian...

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Feta Cheese Quiche

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words Greek food? I bet one of the first things that you recollect is feta cheese. Indeed feta cheese is one of the most recognizable and well known Greek foods around the world. Since 2002, feta has been a protected designation...

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Galaktoboureko

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I have mentioned in a previous post after the loss of war from Turkey in 1922, Greece had to accept about 1,500,000 Greek refugees from Asia Minor who had to abandon their homes and land and come here. Greece at that time was completely broke...

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Keftedàkia ( Greek Meatballs)

Ouzo is a Greek spirit that has evolved from tsipouro which in turn it was created by some 14th century monks on Mount Athos. Tsipouro was flavored with anise and that is called today ouzo. In 2006 Greece won the right to label ouzo, tsipouro and tsikoudia as products with a Protected Designation of Origin....

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Savory Rainbow Muffins

fava of Santorini, shrimps, pepper, onion, tomato, wine, legume, Greek, main course, seafood Marriage in Greece, just as I think in many other parts of this world, is very important not only for the couple, but also for the families and friends around. In the old days the festivities started one week before the wedding....

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Lemony Shrimps

Greece is surrounded by sea. According to encyclopedias, Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 miles) in length, with approximately 1,400 islands, of which 227 are inhabited. From the ancient ages all civilizations that lived in this part of the world had a very close and strong connection to...

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Puffy Nests Filled with Vanilla Cream and Apples

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! I dreamed about this sweet! Seriously, I was sleeping a few days ago and I was dreaming about sweets. I woke up in the middle of the night and I said to myself: “These puffy nests will be the post on the coming Monday.”  Can you...

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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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Chicken Pockets Stuffed with Feta and Yogurt

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! September has already entered and along with it fall as well. Although temperatures in Greece are still high, if one observes carefully, notices that some leaves have started to fall here and there, days are shorter than nights and summer heat is replaced by a cooler...