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Mushroom and Sweet Potato Soup

Mycenae is an ancient city located on a small hill between two larger hills on the fertile Argolid Plain in Peloponnese, Greece. Mycenaean civilization played a vital role in classical Greek culture. Mycenae was also prominent in Greek mythology and inspired poets, writers, and artists throughout the centuries, though it was ultimately abandoned more than...


Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli is one of the most famous Italian dishes. It is considered to be among the “national” Italian dishes. Italians eat it from the Alps to the Mediterranean and it varies from region to region or even from home to home. Its ingredients are simple and ones we can find in any home...


Giouvarlakia or Meatballs in Avgolemono Sauce

As I have mentioned before, Greek kitchen has borrowed many of its dishes from that of the Middle Eastern and Asia Minor. One of the dishes Greeks brought with them when they came as refugees from Turkey was Giouvarlakia. The name derives from the Turkish word yuvarlak or yuvarlak kofte and it can be found...


Butternut Squash Soup with Lefkada Salami and Halloumi Croutons

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! My husband’s father was from Lefkada. Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and along with five other islands, Corfu, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos and Paxoi forms the prefecture of Ionian islands. Its name came from a cape in the southern end of the island...


Carrot Soup with Greek Yogurt and Ginger

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Hippocrates was the father of modern medicine and was born in Kos island in 460 B.C. and died in Larisa in 377B.C. he managed to separate medicine from all the previous magic, superstitions and misbeliefs. Hippocrates conducted experiments studied and collected data about diseases so as...


Twelve Months of Deliciousness, The Best of 2015

Οι συνταγές και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος των αναρτήσεων! I was planning on posting a recipe I have tried and liked about an Asian chicken, but then I thought that since it is the end of the year it would be incomplete without a flashback with the greatest recipes of 2015. I loved everything I...


Broccoli Soup

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! In Greece our climate is temperate. That means that we experience four stages, spring, summer, fall and winter. All of them are distinct and have their own characteristics which make them unique. Currently, we are in fall and temperatures have changed considerably compared to summer. Days...


Cauliflower Soup Paprikash

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Cauliflower belongs to the Brassica Oleracea species and it’s been cultivated in the Mediterranean area since ancient ages. “The oldest record of cauliflower dates back to the 6th century B.C.; Pliny wrote about it in the 2nd century. In the 12th century, three varieties were described...


Chestnut and Vegetables Soup

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Up until couple of days ago, weather here was summery. Temperatures at the 30’s C and we all enjoyed a prolonged summer in the heart of fall. Two days ago that scenery changed dramatically. Temperature fell sharply and rains followed by storms landed upon us. All...

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