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Recipe for Preparing Olives

Recipe for Preparing Olives This year we picked enough Halkidiki olives to fill nine 2.5 liter and two 1 liter containers of olives. I call these olives “little taters” because they’re so huge. Two people could share one olive and … Continue reading

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If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers….

Make your own pickled peppers…Easy! You will need: –a bunch of medium sized banana peppers and/or small thin skinned peppers –red wine or apple cider vinegar –salt –one head of garlic –one bouquet of broad leaf parsley –olive oil In … Continue reading

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Too many zucchini!

Too many zucchini! Here is a quick and easy casserole to make if you’re asking yourself, “What do I do with all these zucchini?” In a fairly large casserole dish, slice 5-7 medium sized zucchinis, 1-2 sliced onions, a couple … Continue reading

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Helidonia (swallows)

Helidonia (swallows) live with us. When we lived upstairs, these helidonia built their architecturally sound and so efficient nests under the eaves. But when we moved downstairs to more spacious living area, we did not frequent the upstairs veranda area … Continue reading

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What to do with all that apricot jam? Make Pasta Flora!

I made all this apricot jam. Now what? Make Pasta Flora!  My mother-in-law used to make too much apricot jam when her four grandchildren from America went to visit for the summer in Greece. She was disappointed they didn’t eat … Continue reading

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Olive Harvest 2011 – Vatopedi, Halkidiki, Greece

September 20, 2011 The olive pickers are here. Sounds are amplified on the hill where we live amidst quiet olive tree heaven, so early one morning last week we heard a large truck rattling up a nearby dirt road, and … Continue reading

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Painting rocks I find by the Aegean in Halkidiki, Greece.      Kalimera = Good morning! Agapi = Love Eftihia einai mia apofasi = Happiness is a decision

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