Here in Athens, 2016 has arrived with a long-anticipated blast of wintery weather. All through this autumn, Greece has been basking in bright sunshine and temperatures that would put … Continue reading Bringing in the New with the Old – New Year 2016
To those of you whose only experience of Greece is on a summer holiday, all I can say is that you are missing a trick or two. Of course, … Continue reading Super Food Heroes and Mythical Places
Time was in Greece, that having a cup of tea was a definite signal that your health was in decline. The standard response when asking for tea was, invariably, “What’s … Continue reading Times they are a-changing for tea drinking in Greece
One of the many bonuses of having two cultural backgrounds, is that you have the chance to have ‘double dips’ when it comes to celebrations. So, in our house at … Continue reading Double Dips and Feasts and Festivals
It seems that this year is ending, much as it started. We are in Athens again; mainly the weather has been more than kind to us with … Continue reading Athenian Christmas – Melomakárona and a mystery ingredient
There was a time, probably not so common now, that ‘visits’ (επισκέψεις) to a Greek home followed a series of conventions that, in some ways, were almost rituals. The … Continue reading A Spoonful of Sugar – Preserving Goodness Spoon Sweets
So, ten days in and it’s been a busy culinary year already. Of course there was all that cooking and baking over Christmas – I do both the Greek and English … Continue reading Happy New Year – Καλή Χρονιά !