Saturday , July 31 2021

Food

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Tzatziki the dish Greeks love (Yiayia’s recipe included)

Tzatziki is one Greek dish that I am sure all of you have tried. Well known to our visitors during the hot summer months. To Greeks however, it is a “sauce” and it goes on the table practically with every celebration. Tzatziki is a few centuries older than the famous …

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Macaronia me Kima…. Yiayia’s Spaghetti Bolognese authentic style

The authentic Bolognese sauce is made with pieces of meat and cream!! Well that’s what Yiayia says… Here’s the recipe she gave me…. believe you me I was watching with interest. What you need:- 750 gr. minced beef 2 onions, finely chopped 1 sc. garlic, finely chopped 6 tbsp. olive …

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Spanakopita Strifti… Spinach and Cheese pie twist.

Here is Yiayia’s recipe for “spanakopita strifti”. Obviously she has used farm fresh ingredients and has made sure the pastry is home-made. If you want, in place of the “puff pastry” ingredients you may choose to buy ready made. With the recipe below you can make two pies. Recipe ingredients …

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Egg and Lemon soup known as “Avgolemono

Here’s the recipe for Zakynthian style egg and lemon soup as requested from some of our members. Based on feeding 4-8 people (you definitely want seconds with this dish!) 1 Chicken, preferably a free ranged hen that has been corn feed as this makes the best stock. 500g rice 4/5 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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