Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that Christ has resurrected and gives the Holy Light to

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Home-made Halvà with Tahini

Halvà is a sweet that is eaten from Mediterranean Sea to India in several variations and textures. In Greece we have three different types of halvà. The first and most common one is halvà with semolina. This one is made very easily at home. The second one is halvà with tahini, the recipe of which

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Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa)

As you may have noticed in my photos, I enlarged the watermark and put it right in the middle of the photo. Up until now, I tried to have the name of my site somewhere that would not ruin the aesthetics of the photo. Well, couple of weeks ago I found out that another site

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Zucchini Fritters

Sunday mornings are the best! After a week of early wakes, endless running, working, cooking, washing, putting in order, eventually, this day I have the chance to sleep a little bit longer, relax for a few minutes in my bed and generally take my time with everything. I, sometimes, need desperately to lounge around and

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Vasilopita for 2013

Every year during New Year’s Eve, Greek housewives make the vasilopita. Vasilopita is a either a cake or a tsoureki and is a custom that comes from the very early Christian years. Just after the coming of the New Year or the next day the Chief of the family cuts the vasilopita. The person, who

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