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Time for Tea

“Tea is the elixir of life.”  —Myoan Eisai, Kissa Yojoki (How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea) It was a frigid weekend morning. A low-hanging grey sky spat sleet out over London. I waited anxiously for my brother. He was running late, and I was concerned about the driving conditions.

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January 22. 2018 | By Pascale Beale | 0 comments

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Yiayia’s Greek Sweet Bread

We make this delicious, slightly sweet bread for Easter and New Year’s, but it’s enjoyable year round. Click here for the Taste of Greece article and other Greek recipes. Makes 2 loaves 1½ cups milk 1½ cups sugar 1½ sticks (¾ cup) butter 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla Rind of 1 orange 2 packages (1½

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January 07. 2018 | By Laura Booras | 0 comments

Main Dishes, Recipes

Keftethes

I love these meatballs! They are so quintessentially Greek. Serve them plain or in tomato sauce with a side of orzo. Click here for the Taste of Greece article and other Greek recipes. Makes approximately 16 meatballs 1 pound ground lamb 1 pound ground beef 1 egg ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (dried works

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January 07. 2018 | By Laura Booras | 0 comments

Salads

Horiatiki (Peasant’s Salad)

Click here for the Taste of Greece article and other Greek recipes. Dressing: ⅓ cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning (there are so many to choose from—Theo has a lovely one at Global Gardens)   Lettuce Tomatoes, sliced Red onion, sliced Feta cheese   Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour

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January 07. 2018 | By Laura Booras | 0 comments

Appetizers, Recipes

Hortopeta

This dish is like spanakopita, but made with other types of greens. You can really use anything: spinach, chard or even kale. Mix it up! It’s a great way to use up a bumper crop of any dark greens you have in your garden. If the phyllo seems intimidating, keep playing with it. If it

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January 07. 2018 | By Laura Booras | 0 comments

Food

A Taste of Greece

In the 1920s my great-grandmother and her new husband came to this country from Greece. As a young woman, my proyiayia spoke no English and carried very little to start her new life. A few dear possessions, like her Greek coffeepots and cuttings from her treasured fig tree, were all she had to begin life

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January 07. 2018 | By Laura Booras | 0 comments

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