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Our four-day cruise to some of the most beautiful islands of the Dodecanese, Greece was a memorable one and, probably, one of the best summer holidays we''ve ever had so far. For me, it marked the end of my summer break as I'm going back to work on Monday to... Continue »
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LOUKOUMADES - HONEY PUFFS INGREDIENTS 1/2 kilo (1 lb 2 oz) flour 2 teaspoons yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon oil for frying SYRUP 2 teacups honey 1 teacup sugar stick of cinnamon 2 teacups water DIRECTIONS 1. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. 2. Put the flour... Continue »
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Dolmadakia Yialatzi is a vegetarian dish and a popular Greek meze which consists of vine leaves stuffed with rice, onions, parsley, dill, fresh mint, olive oil and / or pine kernels and black currants. Today, I'll show you step by step how to make this delicious Greek meze. Dolmadakia Yialantzi... Continue »
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Cooking is like blogging. Sometimes you are short of ideas or short of time or reluctant to put something on the grill for yet another day, or simply too lazy to try a complex recipe. There are days when you haven't planned your menu, take-away or delivery is not an... Continue »
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To celebrate the end of yet another school year but also the festival of Kataklysmos which marks the day of the Holy Spirit, hubby and I spent a fantastic weekend in Paphos - the land of Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of Beauty and Love. Paphos is one of our... Continue »
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Many people believe that fatty foods are much tastier than their healthy version. But have they ever tried to adopt a healthier eating pattern in their daily diets? I don't think so because if they had they would have acknowledged the great benefits of a daily healthy diet. Healthy eating... Continue »
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I usually start classes early in the morning on Saturdays, so Fridays are almost like any other weekday. From September to May, they certainly don't herald the weekend as a time to relax or spend a wild night out, but, on the contrary, they invite me to go to bed... Continue »
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1. loud - aloud - allowed loud (adj.) (a) making a lot of noise What was that loud bang outside? The music's too loud. Turn it down, please. (b) unpleasantly bright clothes John was wearing a loud, checked shirt. I hate your tie. It's too loud. aloud (adv.) = audibly... Continue »
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The 58th Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest was held last night at the Malmö, Arena Sweden and was broadcast live. More than 125 million people from all over the world watched the planet's biggest song contest. Beautiful 20-year-old Emmelie de Forest from Denmark won the contest with her... Continue »
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Today marks the end of classes for the school year 2012-2013 but the school year hasn't come to an end yet. Next week, all classes will have to take final exams which are compulsory and free of charge. So, as you may realise, it's been a hectic week at work.... Continue »
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Easter is the greatest celebration of the year for the Greek Orthodox Church . It is the symbol of human rebirth and the promise of life after death. It is the ultimate message of love and forgiveness, it is the time when God and sinners reconcile and spread the love... Continue »
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For the Greeks, Easter is regarded as the greatest celebration of the year. The festive pascal menu includes a wide variety of traditional foods such as magiritsa (the midnight soup), ovelias (seasoned lamb or goat on the skew), kokoretsi (seasoned lamb offal wrapped in chopped indestines), tsoureki (a kind of... Continue »
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Green Monday, also called Clean Monday, is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus as it marks the beginning of Lent. It is celebrated with family picnics in the countryside, kite-flying and Greek Lenten foods consisting of shellfish, vegetables and various greens. For many Greeks, this day also marks a... Continue »
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It's amazing how this holiday season has just flown by. A Christmas holiday in London and a few days in Paphos to welcome the New Year were more than enough for me to relax, recharge the batteries and begin the new term at school tomorrow. After London where Alkis and... Continue »
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A few years ago, an American friend of mine invited me to a dinner party on 9/12/2005. Although I couldn't understand why she had sent out the invitations so early, I replied that I would be unable to attend because December 9th was a Friday and I finished work at... Continue »
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Regardless of colour, race, religion, social status, nationality or ideology, our main purpose in life is to be happy. To me, happiness is subjective and relative to what each one of us expects in life. It's variable as it changes with age. In my childhood, happiness was playing with my... Continue »
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Time Out Cyprus By Time Out editors 1. Head for the hills Platres Agritourism is a growing trend on the island, but it hasn’t yet caught up to the high visitor numbers the coastal resorts attract. Consequently, a holiday in the Troodos Mountains is recommended for anyone in search of... Continue »
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The Crucifixion I am a christian, a Greek Orthodox, and I solemnly observe our religious events and ceremonies. I am not a very religious person, though, in the sense that I rarely go to church and I only fast during the Holy Week before Easter. Does that make me a... Continue »
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This post was originally published on October 28, 2010. All Greeks feel an outstanding movement when they recall in their memory the epic facts of an heroic era: 1940. Indeed, those great and glorious events sealed with indelible glory the historic evolution of the Hellenic nation. It is true that... 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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