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    Finding out more about Assos village in Kefalonia

    I am browsing through Air B nB listings for an upcoming visit to Greece and one in Assos village on Kefalonia caught my eye. So I decided to see if I can find some information about the village to see if it is worth staying there. From the picturesque scenery I’ve seen in photos to the...
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    Kanoni and Mouse Island - Advice Needed

    I’m currently planning a trip to Corfu, and I’ve been intrigued by the pictures and mentions of Kanoni and the iconic Mouse Island (Pontikonisi). The views look absolutely mesmerizing, and it seems like a must-visit spot. However, I’d love to get some firsthand insights and advice from anyone...
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    Getting souvlaki tender?

    How do you make tender Greek souvlaki? I've attempted various recipes, marinated for different durations, and experimented with both high and low cooking temps, but I seem to be missing the mark for that mouth-watering tenderness commonly found in authentic Greek souvlaki. Has anyone found a...
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    Visiting Corfu off the Beaten Track?

    I'm currently planning my itinerary for a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu, and while I've got all the major sights on my list, I'm particularly interested in those special "off the beaten path" spots that only the locals know about or seasoned travelers have stumbled upon. I'm looking to...
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    Visiting Ancient Ramiro's on Rhodes

    I realized I have never seen this site and I am traveling with history buffs. I thought I'd ask you all for some advice: Best Time to Visit: What’s the best time of year to explore Ancient Kamiros to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather? Getting There: Are there public transportation...
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    Greek Vegetable Casserole Recipe (Briam)

    Now that it is lent, I will be making this a lot. I bring it to lenten potlucks at my church and I make it all the time at home. Here's a recipe I use - I do change up the vegetables sometimes depending on what I can find. I might omit eggplant, for example, and I would replace it with two...
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    What to do in Kefalonia with family?

    I'm currently planning a family trip to the stunning island of Kefalonia and would love your insights. We're a large family and we're all going. My sister has two kids - one is 12 and the other is 9. We are also traveling with my parents. From our initial research, we know that Kefalonia boasts...
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    What are your favorite vegetarian foods in Greek cooking?

    Greek cooking is renowned for its \use of fresh herbs, vegetables, and grains, making it a paradise for those who prefer plant-based meals. Yet, when we think of Greek cuisine, dishes like gyros and souvlaki often take the spotlight. But there's so much more to Greek food than meat-centric...
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    List of fun Greek mythology topics

    I really love Greek Mythology. I thought I would share with you all some of my favorite topics: Birth of the Olympians and how they came to power Different heroes of Greek mythology 12 Labors of Hercules Trojan War Iliad and the Odyssey and all the stories in them The story of Persephone...
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    Greek pita bread?

    I like to make gyros at home but I am having a heck of a time finding the right bread for it where I live. There is a store near me but they haven't been getting the bread I normally use in. I thought maybe I would make my own - but I am not the best bread maker. I also don't trust recipes I...
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    Favorite Greek healthy foods

    The first month of the new year is over and I still don't feel like I have a handle on healthy eating. It was one of my goals for the year! I eat far too much junk and when I sit down for a meal, it's a little more decadent than it should be for me to lose the ten pounds I gained since last...
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    Greek Vegetable Soup Recipe

    I am on a real vegetable soup kick. It's easy to eat lots of vegetables and be healthy so that I can achieve my new Year's goals! I thought I would share my recipe. It's "Greek inspired", since I kind of made it up and I am not sure this is actually something people in Greece make. I used...
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    Greek Chickpea Soup Recipe

    Thanks guys! I forgot to mention that I substitute canned chickpeas (about 2 cans) when I decide at the last minute I want the soup. Soaking the beans only works for me if I plan ahead and I don't always.
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    Greek Chickpea Soup Recipe

    I am trying to eat healthy so I bought some chickpeas and the other ingredients for my favorite soup. It came out amazing. This is the recipe I used: Ingredients: - 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight - 1 onion, chopped - 3 garlic cloves, minced - 1 tablespoon tomato paste - 2 bay leaves -...
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    Greek Healthy Dinners for the New Year

    This a great list! I am on a similar kick, as well. Here is what I came up with: - Greek Salads - like horiatiki, cabbage salad, etc - Grilled or baked fish with lemon - I agree on that one - Horta - this makes me feel so healthy when it's on the table! - Healthy soups, like tomato soup...
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    Nothing like fresh herbs in Greek cooking!

    I have a spice cabinet filled with dried herbs, which I use. But I can't seem to live without my fresh herbs! They bring something different to each dish. My favorites, and how I like to use them: Oregano This is a staple and my favorite! I use both the dried and fresh equally, just for...
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    Greek Fava Dip Recipe

    I am trying to find easy recipes for mezze-style dishes for potlucks and to share during my holiday gatherings. I had this in a restaurant once but have never eaten it. Thought I'd share in case you guys wanted to try it, too: I'll just explain it: The recipe calls for 3 cups of dried fava...
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    Information About Alexander the Great

    I have always been fascinated by Alexander the Great. I have this sense that depending on how you look at what he did, you could see it differently. Sure, he conquered and spread hellenism. But what about the place he conquered? How did they feel? I am guessing not very favorable towards him...
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    What to put in a mezze spread for Thanksgiving?

    Thought I would put together some mezze for Thanksgiving! Of course, we will have turkey and all that. But, we tend to eat in phases and I thought Mezze would be fun to have laid out when people first arrive. I thought I would serve something like: An assortment of Greek cheeses if I can find...
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    The creamy part of Ek Mek?

    I had the same issue. It ended up being that I didn't beat the whipped cream enough. I did it to "soft peaks" and then by the time I folded the other ingredients in, the cream sort "deflated".