Monday , April 12 2021

Food

Et ullamcorper sollicitudin elit odio consequat mauris, wisi velit tortor semper vel feugiat dui, ultricies lacus. Congue mattis luctus, quam orci mi semper

Greek Giant Beans baked in the oven. (Recipe included)

During lent this dish is quite popular in Zakynthian homes. It can be eaten hot or even cold, it’s that delicious!  It is a traditional Greek dish and they are very easy to make as long as you remember a day before to put them in the water to soak. …

Read More »

Greek Food:- Fava. Yellow Spilt peas

This Creamy and super tasty dish is the perfect starter for a cold winter’s day. If you’ve been looking for a fava recipe that actually tastes like the one served in Greece, then you have to try this authentic Greek fava recipe. Serve as a delicious appetizer or dip with …

Read More »

PORK EXOTIKO OR KLEFTIKO

Kleftiko is a traditional Greek slow-cooked stew, usually made from pork or lamb, potatoes, hard cheese and Mediterranean herbs. Here’s what you need;- Ingredients – up to 6 servings 1 1/2 kilos pork with bone, cut into large pieces 1 to 2 pieces per portion or 1 kilo pork without …

Read More »

Zakynthian delights….. Spinach and rice (spanakorizo)

Wild greens is a must in any Zakynthian home. You often see Zakynthians gathering all sorts of wild greens as they walk through the fields, mountains and river banks. Wild spinach is no difference. There are a few areas around Zakynthos that you can gather wild spinach, as long as …

Read More »

Afrala, a truly Zakynthian gift of nature.

Afrala- Natural Sea salt. Sea salt or Afrala as it is known in Zakynthos. It is a crystalline form, which is found in abundance in nature and is the main component of seawater.  We also find it as a mineral, the well-known cooking salt, or sodium chloride, or rock salt. …

Read More »

For those who are living on our Island or for those who are lucky enough to spend their Christmas Holidays with us, you would all probably notice the lovely cakes or biscuit type sweets available, not only in the bakeries but throughout the supermarkets. Greek honey biscuits. One of these …

Read More »

The famous Zakynthian tiganites…. here’s the recipe

1 kg flour for all purposes ½ kg flour self-rising lukewarm water (as needed) 1 to 2 teaspoons salt 1 sachet of baking powder 1 ½ cup of zakynthian black currants 1 sachet 50 g. anise 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon of clove powder orange zest juice of 1 …

Read More »

Petimezi!! A true Zakynthian delight.

Petimezi is one of the most famous homemade delights across Zakynthos. Made from the “moustos” or must as we know it.  Boiling the must continually until a runny type of syrup is formed. The best description of Petimezi is grape molassas! Most households across Zakythos make Petimezi now. Grapes are …

Read More »

A Zakynthian Sweet with Grapes.

This time of year our grapes are fully ripened, we finished with our Zante Black Currants, most have been already started to pack them, ready for export. However there is a grape that is just coming into taste and is perfect for our famous Zakynthian sweet known as  “glyko tou …

Read More »

Wine Festival, Macherado.

This year the Cultural Association of Macherado “Saint Mavra” as usually will hold their annual wine festival. Sunday, 15th September at the cultural centre located in the village, opposite the post office.  The celebrations will start at 20.30p.m with live music, traditional dance and of course plenty of wine! Noting …

Read More »