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INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg whitebait Flour for coating Salt Pepper Oil for frying METHOD Wash the fish well. You do not need to clean them. Salt the fish. Heat oil in a frying pan. Coat the fish with flour and fry them until golden brown. Serve hot via www.greek-recipe.com Marida is... Continue »
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I admit to neglecting you quite a lot recently and it's been a while I haven't had time to open your electronic yet paper-oriented pages. The truth is I was a bit tired of you. You are forever grumbling about being electronic, you refuse to move with the times, and,... Continue »
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To most reasonable people, freedom means more than just ‘free to do whatever I want’. Taken literally, that approach would produce anarchy—every man, woman, and child for himself or herself. Fortunately, none of us has to live that way (unless you’re reading this in Somalia or a similar disaster area).... Continue »
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via www.youtube.com I had such a good laugh when I saw that although the snoring sounds rather weird, doesn't it? To me it sounds like an unhappy crying duck! Continue »
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To be honest I prefer "silver-white winters that melt into spring", yet neither winter nor spring are my favourite seasons. One reason I hate winter is because I hate to be cold. Believe it or not, on the otherwise sunsplashed island of Cyprus, it was 5*C today at 8:00 am... Continue »
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In a world of plenty, man's struggle is not for survival but for meaning. As shown by the rise in volunteer work worldwide, people want to help other people. Altruists point the way to a new future, where people are not focused on what they can get from others but... Continue »
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Here I am, after a long day at work, typing this blog while lying on the carpet by the fireplace.It's been bitterly cold since Monday - it was only 7*C in my car yesterday when I set off to work at 9:30 am. Oh, how I hate it when it's... Continue »
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1. Of course, I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back... Continue »
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The Assyrians at around 8th century B.C. were the first people who put together a few layers of thin bread dough, with chopped nuts in between those layers, added some honey and baked it in their primitive wood burning ovens. This earliest known version of baklava was baked only on... Continue »
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Day 1 - Saturday, January 2, 2010 Alkis had been working throughout the holiday season, so that was a well-earnt weekend off work. Paphos is our most favourite destination on weekends away. We set off early for Aphrodite's birthplace. As always when we travel to Paphos, we stopped at the... Continue »
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I got up early today looking forward to my body pump class at 10 am. Having prepared all my gym gear , I got into the car and ... something weird happened! I inserted the switch key into the ignition and the engine started causing the car to move ...backwards... Continue »
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The popularized image of Switzerland is almost too perfect and timeless: spectacular Alpine scenery, cozy mountain chalets, dazzling ski runs, window boxes spilling over with red geraniums, tidy cities set on serene lakes, elegant grand hotels. Though you'll undoubtedly encounter these along the way, they don't present a complete picture... Continue »
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This has been in my Blog It list since last October. Owing to work on the one hand and to the holidays on the other, I’ve never really got down to writing this blog which is a very important part of my adult life. So today, I’ll go back to... Continue »
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Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th 2009 I had been looking forward to this first day of the Christmas break since early December which is invariably the busiest month of the first school term: piles of homework to mark, last tests of the term, prepare the Christmas activities and organise... Continue »
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Υπάρχουν πολλών ειδών Χριστούγεννα. Των πιστών και των αγοραστών. Τα κοσμικά και τα οικογενειακά. Τα φωτεινά και τα μελαγχολικά. Υπάρχουν διάφορα τοπία για Χριστούγεννα. Τα βόρεια - με πάγο και χιόνι - και τα νότια - με φοινικιές και αστέρια. Υπάρχει ξεχωριστό ύφος Χριστουγέννων. Του Dickens ή του Παπαδιαμάντη. Των... Continue »
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Reading on Sunday afternoons while listening to my favourite concert for piano number 2 by Rachmaninov has almost become a habit. Even when we are away for the weekend, I always carry a much-loved book with me - usually poetry. Costas Montis is regarded as one of the greatest Greek... Continue »
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Ingredients 1/2 kilo (1lbs 2oz) louvia also known as fasolia mavromatika (blackeyed beans) 1 onion chopped in fine rings (optional) 1 bunch of lahano (seskoula) - silverbeet About 1 litre water - just enough to cover the louvia salt and pepper olive oil and fresh lemon juice Lahano (in Cyprus),... Continue »
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Michalis Hadjiyiannis returns to Cyprus, this time not for a big concert, but for nine performances at the Red Music Stage. Michalis Hadjiyiannis born in Nicosia, Cyprus on 5 November 1979, is one of the most popular singers and songwriters in the Greek music industry. November 29th - December 16th... Continue »