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A kiwi expat in Greece for almost a lifetime with a love for both countries. I love to record life in my adopted country as I see it today and remember how it was 'back then'. This my view of life on a small Greek island.
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  • Fava 2 days ago My mother in law always made fava (split pea puree) when she baked her weekly loaves of bread.   My traditional greek loves fava, cooked simply, the way his mother did.  As soon as her trays of bread were carried off to the local baker she put on a large pot of water to boil the split peas.The...
  • Red Wine Liqueur 1 week ago This a really easy liqueur using a bottle of red wine, sweet, dry  and even of questionable quality.It uses red wine, sugar and the leaves of the rose pelargonia.The leaves have a lemony flavourIn a wide mouth jar or bottle add the sugar to the wine and stir till dissolved.  I added a small piece...
  • Oregano 2 weeks ago Oregano - Rigani in GreekOver the summer we have been given 3 large bunches of oregano.  They were all still green so we hung them out to dry.Now is the time to rub the leaves and flowers and store the dried oregano for use in so many of our daily dishes.  Even the greek salad is not complete...
  • Soudzoukakia 2 weeks ago A delicious and naturally extremely popular greek recipe.  Spicy meatballs in a rich tomato sauce.  It's origins are turkish, from the city of Smyrni (now Izmir).  The spice is cumin with lots of garlic.The meatballs are rolled out into an oblong shape and friedWe serve ours with mashed potato...
  • End of summer 3 weeks ago I am having my first outing tonight to listen to the navy band playing a waterfront concert. I'm like a new mum , in the olden days, allowed out into society after 40 days and a blessing from a priest.I have a blessing from the blood doctor. My important blood levels are all normal. Still got a few...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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