Category: Kitchen

Artichokes: Tasty Bud Heart

Greek dinner often begins with meze: a variety of cold snacks. One of them may well be crunchy, fleshy light green slices of a vegetable with a mild pleasant taste. After a shot of raki it is just what you need! These are artichokes. You must have seen on the shelves of markets or shops […]

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“Golden Metaxa”

Just think, some 132 years ago, the Greeks had never heard of Metaxa brandy which has now become the hallmark of Greece. They drank their raki, ouzo and wine and did not know that one of the descendants of Dionysus had a dream… Once Spyros Metaxa, a merchant and tavern owner, as well as a […]

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Eternity hidden in red arils of pomegranate

On Crete, pomegranate shrubs grow literally everywhere: in gardens, on the streets of cities and villages and even in gorges. Blossoming, they are incredibly beautiful. They say that people have invented the shape of the crown after looking at the sepals with surrounding petals of a pomegranate. After fruits appearing, you will every time wondering […]

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The carob tree – Crete’s unique and useful product

Carob tree is very popular for many centuries in the Middle East and forgotten in recent decades, but now it is regaining popularity as a source of healthy food. The fruit of the carob tree is used by man since ancient times. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus (c. 371–287 BC), one of the founders of the […]

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The label “cretan cuisine”

The Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete*, wishing to promote and accentuate the local cuisine and Cretan gastronomy, created the brand “cretan cuisine”. Mass catering businesses, such as restaurants, taverns, hotel restaurants and agro-tourism lodges that offer the special flavors of Cretan gastronomy and, of course, the unique Cretan hospitality, are renowned and rewarded […]

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Proper nutrition on Crete

Many supporters of proper nutrition do not allow themselves to fully relax in terms of nutrition, even on vacation, and before to go there, they are intensively searching for information about proper nutrition on Crete: is it possible to buy everything on the spot or they must take with them the usual right foods? We […]

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Implementatio

And now we will count …. 1-2-3-4 and our sweet is ready! if you put it in glasses you enjoy it right away! I like to pour it on a pyrex and cut it like a paste! Again, however, it does not take much time in the refrigerator. In a matter of hours you enjoy […]

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Retsina Renaissance

The ancient Greeks taught humanity an important craft – winemaking. Unfortunately, most of their secrets were lost. However, there was one recipe that has been preserved and has reached our days – the resin wine “Retsina”. This is the business card of Greece, its manufacturing technology is allowed exclusively in this country. Retsina is a […]

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Let’s create Ice-Amarino-cream!

Ingredients 500 gr. Amarino 500 gr. whipped cream total fat 750 ml. fresh milk 300 gr. powdered sugar Vanilla extract 4 tsp. lemon juice 300 gr. cherry spoon sweet Implementation Put the cream in a bowl, add the hazel and vanilla, beat until it coagulates and becomes a whipping cream. Pour Amarino and beat at […]

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Cake cookies with Amarino and strawberries!

Ingredients: Cake: 250 gr. flour for all uses 1 tsp. bakin powder 4 big eggs, seperated in yolks and egg whites 1/4 tsp. salt 250 gr. powdered sugar 150 gr. chocolate cookies crushed 400 gr. Amarino 2-3 vanilla drops 8 tsp. powdered sugar Garnish: Flakes Chocolate Strawberries   Implementation: Cake: Preheat the oven to 180 […]

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