Category Archives: greek

Do you want some coffee with those fish?

I sometimes complain about the way Greeks conduct business. “Do you want a receipt with that? If so, it’ll be 25 euros. If not, it’ll be 18 euros,” they shrug. Or maybe they charge you for 2 kilos of tomatoes … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam

 The apricot tree is empty now. I made 4 batches of apricot jam this week. The recipe is simple. Fortunately, apricots have pectin, so you just need 8 cups of ripe apricots (remove pit and pull apart), 6 cups or … Continue reading

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Greek Carrots

I read about some carrot recipes on NPR today, and they all looked good; however, NPR did not include my sister-in-law’s special garlicky carrots. Boil one package of baby carrots until tender. Drain and immediately add 2 cloves of minced … Continue reading

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Treasured Greek Home Remedies

My mother-in-law Vera passed along to me some valuable home remedies that really work when you don’t have access to store-bought medicines. Upset tummy:  Swallow a few olive pits (have someone else eat the olive, rinse the pits, and swallow). … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! Kala Xristouyenna!

Merry Christmas! Kala Xristouyenna! This painting Ta Kalanda (Christmas carols) is one of my favorites by a Greek artist. Nikiphoros Lytras (1862-1904) was a 19th century Greek painter born in Tinos. He studied in Munich, Germany. More information:

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…more Greek comfort food: Spanakorizo

Spanakorizo One more Greek comfort food to add to the list of cool weather meals. 2 c. medium grain (arborio) rice 6 c. water 3 chicken boullion cubes 1 chopped onion 2 minced cloves of garlic 1 package of frozen … Continue reading

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Cool Weather Dish

Lima-Pea-Potato Pot In a large pot, brown one chopped onion and 1-2 minced cloves of garlic in some olive oil. Add one can (or fresh) chopped tomatoes, one can chicken broth (or 2 c. water + 2 chicken boullion cubes), … Continue reading

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