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I am trying to be mindful of seasonality. I am on a quest to be healthier for the new year, and seasonality seems to be a positive step in the right direction. The Greek diet is very healthy, and the people eat seasonally in Greece. It's more practical, seasonal foods have more flavor, and I have noticed that seasonal foods are also less expensive. My grocery bills have gone up! Do you guys have any advice? So far, I have come up with cabbage (Greek cabbage rolls, cabbage salad) and I tend to love stifado and dishes like that this time of year. I feel like I am missing a lot of possibilities.


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Hi acamp7
There are many options for your winter cooking. Spanakorizo (spinach rice) is a beautiful dish, gigantes or fasolada anre also great hearty dishes for the winter. Fakies, Kotosoupa augolemono, arni frikase, xoriono me patates sto fourno to name a few.
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Seasonality can help save money for sure! Unfortunately seasonality is different depending on where you life. If you life in Florida, for example, there could be more than one growing season. If you live in a northern, colder climate, there might only be one growing season and it could be short. It all depends! Where do you live?

Traditional Foods of Corfu?

I am headed to Corfu soon in early July and I am so excited! I have never been. I want to sample traditional foods. In most of Greece, some dishes were similar no matter where you go, and then there are some regional specialties.

Are there any regional specialties I should look for in Corfu?

Type of Rice for Rice Pudding?

I make rice pudding all the time. Usually, I use leftover steamed rice from when I made rice for dinner.

I noticed in a cookbook somewhere that Greeks tend to use short grain rice like Arborio for their rice pudding when they make it from scratch.

Does it make a huge difference? What kind of rice do you like to use?

Preparing cucumbers for tzatziki

The last time I made tzatziki, I forgot to do this and the texture was very off. So this is a friendly reminder to all of you who make this. I wish I took pics because it was so gross!

I usually chop or grate the cucumbers and then add them to a strainer with some salt and let them drain out. Then I put them in a towel and squeeze the rest of the juice out. I cut corners and just did the strainer part. It wasn't enough.

How do you all prep your cucumbers for tzatziki?

Greek sourdough starter?

I am sure I am not alone here, but I didn't always realize that Greeks do sometimes use sourdough starter to make bread.

I had a type of bread last time I was in Greece that was beyond phenomenal and I asked how they made it. They took me back in the kitchen t show me the starter.

Okay, so now I want to learn to bake bread like that. Does anyone have any tips?

Tips for Making Paximadia

I am attending a 40 Day Memorial soon and there is a small reception after. I heard that they don't have anyone to make paximadia, so I offered. The problem is, I have never made it before.

So I looked up recipes and I am confused by the process! Is it a twice-bakes kind of thing normally like biscotti? The recipes are vague. How do I know what shape to cut them in before baking them again? How do I not ruin the cookie as I cut? I have made biscotti before but not this, but I know from making the biscotti that it is hard to cut into slices. This is the part of the paximadia I am most concerned about.
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