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First, remove the tough outer leaves of the artichokes and cut off part of the stems. Cut off about 1 inch from the tips. Cut artichokes in half lengthwise and scoop out the choke. Drop into boiling salted water seasoned with the juice of one lemon and one tablespoon olive oil. You may also roast the artichokes in the oven as shown in the picture . Cook for 30 minutes or until tender. Serve with a dressing of 1/2 cup olive oil and 4 tablespoons lemon juice, which is about the juice of 1 lemon. This is a super simple recipe and its not like your typical "salad." A salad in Greece can just be marinated vegetables.



I love artichokes, but it does take a bit to get the method down for making them. The hardest part is knowing how to clean the artichoke in order to grill or steam it. I also love them marinated!

How to choose a fresh fish at the fish market!

Choosing a fresh fish is going to be key for your dish and for your health. I don't usually go to the fish market when I'm home, but when I'm on vacation, and especially in Greece, I love going to the market to get fresh fish from local fishermen. If you don't know how to pick fresh fish, here is a great tutorial on how!

How much is the average price of a gyro in Greece?

As many of you may know, the average price of a gyro has been increasing slightly over the last few years. I haven't been to Greece in quite some time, so I'm wondering what the average price is these days. Does it vary from island to island and place to place? Or is it pretty stable? A gyro is my staple food in Greece, so I'll be eating very many throughout my next trip. Thanks everyone!

G is not only for Greece but Gastronomy— and gourmands:

How to make a classic Greek village (horiatiki) salad

This village salad is probably one of the most popular salads in Greece. Many Greeks will start their lunches and dinners with the salad and it is considered to be very healthy, especially when you use local ingredients. All you need to do is chop up the following ingredients and toss it in a salad bowl.

- 3 tomatoes
-Half a red onion
-Half a green pepper
-1 block feta cheese
-2 large spoonfuls of olives
-2 large spoonfuls of olive oil
-2 teaspoons of oregano
-1 teaspoon of salt

How to make a quick and easy Greek parfait

Parfaits are one of the easiest desserts to make, especially when you have fresh fruits and amazing Greek yogurt! All you need to do is assemble your ingredients in a beautiful glass cup, and there you have it. Here are a few parfait recipes that I like to use, just know that you can always switch it up and substitute any of the ingredients.

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