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Greek green pie or “xortopita”
2 years ago

Greek green pie or “xortopita”

By  •  RECIPES, LENTEN, SPRING

Greek pies are famous

Greek pies are famous! But also a big chapter in Greek cooking culture.

You can eat them as

  • main dish
  • breakfast
  • dinner
  • offer as a side …
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Dakos from Crete or round Rusk
3 years ago

Dakos from Crete or round Rusk

Could you imagine a round barley rusk to be SO tasty and nutritious? I promise you it is!

What is a  “Cretan rusk”?

First of all, it is from Crete!
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Your own table olives – Part 2
3 years ago

Your own table olives – Part 2

By  •  FASTING, LENTEN, AUTUMN

Olive Tree and Olives

The importance of the “Olive Trees” in Minoan Crete and ancient Athens is easily proved by their laws. They showed great interest, protection, and affection to …
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Your Own table olives – Part 1
3 years ago

Your Own table olives – Part 1

By  •  FASTING, LENTEN, WINTER

November, the olives period

Now is the time that olives are picked from the trees and olive oil is produced at olive-oil mills. The gathering of the olives begins in …
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Lenten Potato Soup with Garlic – Pontos
4 years ago

Lenten Potato Soup with Garlic – Pontos

By  •  FASTING, LENTEN, SPRING

Can you imagine a soup with mainly only one ingredient? Without oil or butter? It is a simple lenten potato soup with garlic, from the territory of Pontos.

You only need …
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Stamnagathi or the Sour Chicory of Dioscorides
4 years ago

Stamnagathi or the Sour Chicory of Dioscorides

What is “stamnagathi”?

Stamnagathi is a chicory species called “cichorium spinosum”, or chicory of the sea. It is native species of Crete. It is collected during winter and consumed raw …
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