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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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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 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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The Vasilopita…… A tradition that has slowly crept into Zakynthian homes

Not so much a Zakynthian tradition, but one that has snuck into the traditions over the years is the Vasilopita. You will see them for sale in the bread shops freshly baked tomorrow. Based on the same tradition the Zakynthians have for the Kouloura, however the Kouloura has its roots …

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Zakynthian Christmas bun.

Zakynthian Christmas Kouloura (sweet bread) Zakynthos is an Island of strong religious character and what better way to celebrate the birth of our Savior with this Zakynthian sweet bread. The customs that go with this I have already posted in a previous blog.Zakynthian traditions. The bread is eaten on Christmas …

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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 …

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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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