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Halva dessert with sesame oil and orange

During Lent in Greece, a lot of people follow tradition and decide to fast during the forty days between Lent Monday and Easter day. One of the sweets that is extremely popular in Greece during this period is halva (semolina cake). 349 more words

Greek Recipes

Dikohemenia Festival in Soterapan Snippett

Danny fell asleep shortly afterward and came to when Gabriella nudged him with her elbow.  “Tonight’s also the night of the Dikhomenia.” She said to him as he sat up. 4,439 more words

Greek fever

I have a new favourite desert – baklava. It’s sweet and sinful all rolled into a flaky decadent morsel. Talk about a sugar rush.

My cousin Indira has made it her life’s mission this year to get me out of my hermit crab shell. 148 more words

Island Life

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks?

To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite that was coupled by an equally enormous lack of regard for the Parthenon treasures. 1,083 more words

Effrosyni Moschoudi

Pergolas, Politicians and more Wild Weather!

In her last Post, Sheila described the strange weather that we have been experiencing here in paradise this winter. Suffice it to say that unless I have missed something, it has rained just about every day since she wrote her piece and if it hasn’t been raining, then it has snowed! 929 more words

Crete

Modalities of Colonization and Hellenic Cyrene

The increasingly well traversed Seventh century (BCE) Mediterranean witnessed the colonization of some it’s most prized jewels by a more confident Aegean circle (mainland Greece). From their various mother-cities, Greeks often set out under the commands of the Delphi Oracle to fulfill Apollo’s wishes to colonize far-off lands. 1,483 more words