Monday , July 22 2019


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elections and a great meze

The weather has changed again in Zakynthos and it seems to be threatening us with rain…..and with elections finally ending this weekend here’s a good excuse to invite some of those long lost friends and have a good old chin wag over a plate of Bekri Meze. Make sure you …

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Greek Feta

Greek ‘village salad – Horiatiki salata’ Hides hundreds of different proteins. For the first time the content, the value and nutritional properties of Greek feta were deciphered at the molecular level and the results will surprise you. Greek ‘cheese pie – Tiropita’ Researchers at the Academy of Biomedical Research of …

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Cuttlefish with spinach (Lent)

Cuttlefish With Spinach (Soupies me spanaki) During Lent this would have to be one of my favourite dishes, it can be made as below or by adding a little tomato paste when you add the spring onions, it’s up to you. Personally, I just love the lemon flavour with the seafood …

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Carnival Sunday and Zakynthian Chicken Pastitsada

Zakynthian chicken with spaghetti. (κοτόπουλο παστιτσάδα) This recipe is best in summer when the tomatoes are at their best, or like I do, use tomatoes that have been kept from the season’s pickings and have been frozen ready for use. It is also known as the main dish in the last …

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Kumquats as a sweet.

Kumquats are a group of small fruit bearing trees in which their fruit being edible, resembles an orange in colour and shape but is much smaller, being the same size approximately as an olive. There are many varieties and they are thought to have originated from China and made their …

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Kourkoutselia a wildflower of Zakynthos

As Zakynthos is well known for its wild flowers and greens, I would like to introduce you to a plant that is not easily found in the lower parts of Zakynthos, but can be easily found around the mountainous areas and the valley. A delicacy to many Zakynthians this time …

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Eptanesian tastes

  Eptanesian tastes are to be found at the UN House, for a week, in Vienna. About 4,500 employees from 130 countries will taste the unique traditional flavours and aromas of the Ionian islands, while throughout the restaurants there will be tourism promotion of the Ionian showcasing the best tourism …

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Zakynthian Apple Pie

There are many types of apple pies from ones that can be made within 15 minutes to those that our grandmas used to make. Below I’ve got atraditional apple pie that Grandma used to bake, apple pie with cream. I could always smell the delious flavours of freshly baked apples and of course …

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Aubergines in garlic, tomato sauce

This is truely a traditional Zakynthian dish. Although there are many different versions on how to add the aubergines/eggplants to the dish, some fry them others bake them in the oven, I perfer to cook them in a saucepan and you won’t be disappointed with the results. The key ingredients …

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