Category Archives: Greek and Unique

Tahini, a natural boost of energy and taste

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Macedonian halva mousse, with praline from tahini and spearmint, lemon sorbet and caramelized Aegina pistachios, one of the most delicious desserts I’ve ever tried, at Aleria Restaurant Tahini is a power food produced by ground sesame seeds and is considered …

Hylopites

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Greek traditional pasta Hylopites is a typical, traditionally homemade kind of pasta that brings back rustic memories of the Greek province and of big, family dinners in the village. Hylopites, the Greek noodles are made of flour (semolina), eggs, milk …

Stamnagathi

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Crete’s powerful horto (green leaf) Stamnagathi is a wild chicory variety with spiny leaves that grows mainly in the island of Crete. It is considered as one of Cretans’ hidden secrets for well-being and longevity. Combining a bitter and sweet …

Dittany of Crete

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Loving & Healing Chosen by ancient gods and modern witches for its healing and aphrodisiac properties, dittany of Crete also locally referred to as “erontas” meaning love, is a healing, therapeutic and aromatic plant that only grows wild on the …

Greek coffee

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The sweet smell of tradition Greek coffee is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, whether as the energizing beverage of a boosting breakfast, or as a treat accompanied by spoon sweets and loukoumia served to welcome house guests …

Zea, the emmer wheat

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A life giving cereal! Zea is probably the oldest cereal of this world and stood for a key component in the diet of Ancient Greeks. It features an undeniable nutritional value and it is no coincidence that the etymology of …

Fava

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Bet on Greek Yellow Split Peas and you won’t lose! Greek Fava’s soft, delicate taste and high nutritional value have made this unique Mediterranean delicacy a valuable staple food for every Greek table. Fava, which has been growing for thousands …

Spirulina

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The superfood of Northern Greece Perhaps, up today you may had thought that it is a kind of pill, but in fact, Spirulina is an edible seaweed, that can be cultivated and consumed as food by humans and animals. Spirulina …

Kumquat

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Corfu’s little golden orange! Wonderfully sweet and tangy, kumquat fruit is a winter/spring season delicacy. Although kumquats taste just like citrus fruits, they are distinguished in a way that they can be eaten completely including the peel. Kumquats originate from …

Honey

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The healthiest sweet Honey is the natural, sweet substance made by bees from the nectar of flowers, for their own nourishment and it’s quite popular all over Greece. Honey comes in a range of colors and its flavor and texture …