Tag Archives: Crete

Xerotigano, the “sweet rose” of Crete

Posted ago by admin

Xerotigano is the “sweet rose” of Crete served in weddings, baptisms and holidays like Christmas. Quick-fried spirals of thin dough dipped in honey syrup and then sprinkled with cinnamon, walnuts, and sesame seeds are prepared as a welcome and pleasing …

A “Bakaliko” welcome’s you to Cretan cuisine!

Posted ago by admin

Bakaliko Crete is a deli, grocery and eatery, that brings you fine foods and wines from Crete and the rest of Greece. The place’s philosophy is “taste our food, try our products and you’ll ask for yourself to buy”! All …

Stamnagathi

Posted ago by admin

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 …

Almond Biscuits with olive oil by Stories of Greek Origins

Posted ago by admin

Stories’ of Greek Origins biscuits are produced by a local Faistos of Crete bakery based on an authentic, traditional recipe which gently marries Cretan flour with almonds, Cretan extra virgin olive oil and aromatic spices. They are very crunchy, double …

Dittany of Crete

Posted ago by admin

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 …

Rakomelo by Finest Roots Spirits

Posted ago by admin

Rakomelo, the Aegean Sea’s finest and strongest liqueur, blends natural honey in perfect balance with Cretan raki, some cinnamon and clove buds to create a remarkable flavor. Finest Roots’ rakomelo is distilled with natural water and it consists of 100% …

Rakomelo

Posted ago by admin

An all Greek “cooked” cocktail Rakomelo is a local Greek alcoholic drink combining raki or tsikoudia with honey (meli) and several spices, such as cinnamon and cardamom or other regional herbs. It has an amber bright, warm color and as …

Dry Anthotyros of Crete by Zouridakis

Posted ago by admin

Anthotyro literally means “flower cheese” and it is a traditional Greek whey cheese, whose light taste encloses all the aromas of the wild herbs naturally growing on the Greek countryside. It is prepared from unpasteurized sheep’s and goat’s milk or …

kretaraki-meli

Posted ago by admin

The combination of ultra pure tsikoudia with soft, velvet Cretan honey creates an elegant, delicious drink featuring 25% alc., called rakomelo. But further than a drink to enjoy with company, rakomelo for connoisseurs is a delicious and fun medicine for …

Tsikoudia or Raki

Posted ago by admin

Crete’s powerful welcome! Tsikoudia or Raki is called a transparent, strong, alcoholic drink made and consumed largely in Crete. Each November, throughout the island, people gather around a boiler or “kazani” as they call it, and engage not only in …