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To be honest, dieting has never been my ultimate goal in life nor have I ever aspired to be as thin as a rail!. I tried it , though, years ago, in my mid thirties. All I managed to do was go on diet for five days and eat like... Continue »
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Living on a Mediterranean island, fish is included in my diet at least twice a week. This recipe consists of few ingredients, it's very easy to make, it's healthy and most importantly it's truly delicious! The fish must be fresh, though - not frozen. Fresh Seabream - Tsipoura Ingredients (serves... Continue »
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Many people think that self- esteem has to do with good looks and a great body, others believe that their self-esteem depends on how popular they are with their friends and/or family while some others simply think that good self- esteem depends on how much you have accomplished in life.... Continue »
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As always, at this time of year, I'm jammed up with work. I'm not complaining, though. Unemployment has rocketed since 2011 and right now more than 50,000 people are out of work. In a small country of 700,000 this is dramatic! Many people cannont buy their daily bread and some... Continue »
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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables and Flavoured with Ouzo Ingredients 1/2 pack whole-wheat spaghetti 1 pack (500gr) mixed vegetables (frozen) or any fresh vegetables to your liking cut in small pieces 4 tbsp extra virgin Greek olive oil 1 onion cut in thin rings 2-3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup ouzo grated... Continue »
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We never arrive earlier than the time specified on the invitation unless we have kindly arranged that with the hosts. Neither do we arrive much later as this will, most probably, embarrass our hosts and spoil their plans. According to the Greek etiquette, arriving 15 minutes later is the perfect... Continue »
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The traditional Greek coffee, always served with a glass of water After a long day at work today, I was looking forward to a hot cup of coffee before fixing dinner. I used to be a coffee lover and would have at least 5 coffees in 24 hours. But since... Continue »
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Ingredients A. For the dough 8 tea cups plain flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 tea cup olive oil 2 tea cups lukewarm water B. For the Filling 11 tea cups diced pumpkin 1 & 1/2 tea cups crushed wheat 1 tea cup olive oil 1 level... Continue »
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Mazotos We are already in mid September, however it still feels like summer in Cyprus. It's got 35*C (95F) inland right now and 33*C (91F) on the coast. This is no surprise. In my part of the world, September has always been..... the fourth summer month! This is why it... Continue »
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This has always been my favourite food. Mum would often cook it for me even after I got married. I have recently asked her to give me the recipe and I gave it a try. To be honest, I don't think it turned out great although Alkis told me that... Continue »
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Home to the second international airport in Cyprus and deemed to be the capital of the west, Paphos Cyprus is an excellent holiday destination, and a city steeped in history. Holidays to Paphos are indeed something you will remember forever and whether you stay in a Paphos villa or a... Continue »
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Larnaca via www.kimmi8.com Foreign travel broadens the mind and gives us the chance to learn about other cultures and civilizations, make new friends and, why not, learn a new language. After all, the world is nothing but a global village and travelling doesn't always cost a fortune. Continue »
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The Greek mpriam (baked vegetables) is my favourite summer dish and an excellent option on a hot summer day. It's healthy, it's filling, it's light, it's delicious and very easy to make. My recipe serves four. Ingredients 4 aubergines / eggplants cut into medium-sized pieces 4 courgettes / zucchini cut... Continue »
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In Grimm's well known fairy tale, the new Queen - Snow White's step mother - has a magic mirror which is an animate object. Being beautiful and vain, the Queen often asks her Mirror: " Magic Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" The Magic Mirror would... Continue »
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I still can't believe that I was back home from hospital yesterday, after having had angioplasty of the leg on Tuesday afternoon! What's even more incredible is that two days later I feel great and my leg is hardly painful after the procedure. There's a bruise where the catheter was... Continue »
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This was my fifth visit to the island of Crete, yet I feel that no matter how many times I travel to Crete, I always discover something new and I invariably enjoy the hospitality of the Cretans who will win your heart from the moment you set foot on the... Continue »
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Swimming and Relaxing Day 2 - Tuesday, July 10 2012 After a sumptuous dinner at Vasilico Restaurant and a great night's sleep, we started our second day with a swim in the pool and then breakfast. It was, indeed, so hard to choose from the wide range of hot croissants... Continue »
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Dear Diary, It's funny how I consider you to be my ...hiding place on the Net ! As Vasilis used to say ... I know you're dying to learn all the spicy details of our 23rd wedding anniversary. Well ..here goes ! That was on our wedding day - October... Continue »
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The Art of Packing by Louis Vuitton Shows You How to Pack Efficiently Melanie Pinola Packing efficiently may well be considered an art. This interactive guide to packing from Louis Vuitton can teach you a few tips and tricks for maximizing your suitcase space and folding your clothes to reduce... Continue »