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5.12.2016

M&S food choices - Lemon Curd


For us, sour food lovers, there's another temptation waiting in the marks and spencer food department! The Sicilian lemon curd has a full yet light texture, which makes it too hard to resist. The taste is so delicate and fresh, making easy to combine it with almost everything. It is to plainly put it, a worthy coffee companion that will add an exquisite, gourmand and elegant touch to a simple or even quick breakfast! Enjoy!

4.22.2016

Destination SKG - Greek coffee

This is the greek coffee. It is drunk in a small coffee cup, somewhat bigger than the espresso cup, and filled to the top. It can be plain (sketos) without sugar, medium (metrios) with some sugar, or sweet (glikos) with a lot of sugar. This must be decided before actually making the coffee, since the sugar is added with the coffee in the water before boiling. It also must have a skim (kaimaki) if it is wellmade, unlike the one in the foto. It is called greek or turkish coffee, although after the turkish invasion in Cyprus, "turkish" tends to extinct. The best one is made with slow boiling in hot sand, the way Beduins made it in the desert. It is ALWAYS served with a glass of water, since because greek coffee is the traditional thing to drink in one's funeral, we cannot raise the cup to say cheers (stin igia sou) that in greek means "here's to your health". So we do this with the glass of water. Once, you have drunk your coffee, and by that I mean only the liquid above, leaving the wet residue, you can mix it gently and turn over the cup in your plate, trying to dirt the whole inside of the cup. Then leave it this way to dry and ask a connaisseur to tell you your fortune. If what you hear is good, remember NOT to say thank you and give some change to the fortune teller, so that it becomes true!   

4.21.2016

THE sauce pot

from www.bodum.com
So clever!!! No need for small dishes, no waste of sauce, or, quite often for us Greeks, of olive oil. Why nobody else thought of it sooner? Bodum is, after all the company mostly known of its innovation as well as its style. In every product there are small twists and details that make a difference, such as the combining salt and pepper grinder below that saves you from a second one,
from www.bodum.com


or the bread box with cutting board lid and the air window that improves the hygiene of the stored bread.
from www.bodum.com
And at the same time, how beautiful!

4.20.2016

paperlike porcelain

from www.hay.dk
I was always in love with Danish design! Its simplicity and usefulness, while still looking great, continues to thrill me. In the case of this porcelain china, that resembles paper plates, I have also found humor and inventiveness! So resourceful that easily brings a smile on one's face.

4.18.2016

Destination SKG - Before Thessaloniki

The first residences that appear in the area, date back to 6.000 B.C. There was also fire at the area that the food was prepared, that most of the times were either lentils or barley, since the pottery and the boiling were simultaneously discovered. The most popular, however, was “asprositi” that was a type of wheat. We also, know that during this era there is hunting, hares, ducks, geese, but also wild boars and dears but also fishes that the inhabitants enjoyed. During the era of Coper, we observe that the trade increases, therefore the variety of food increases as well, and we may find broad beans and millet. Even more, with the era of Iron, the gastronomic variety is increased and therefore, the residents enjoy fishes of the Thermaikos gulf, or from nearby areas like Dion, Pella, and Olynthos, and wine from Chalkidiki (Mendi, Skioni, Toroni). There were also, the fish from lake Volvi, like the bass fish and the mule. Especially as far as the bass fish is concerned, it was offered as a sacrifice in an annual fish ceremony. During this ceremony, all participants would actually ensure salted fish for the whole year.

4.15.2016

Capers, the Santorini island green treasure


This Santorini taste that has been forever loved by Greeks and all around the world, can easily be found in many Greek traditional dishes, or bought in small jars. Fava, tomato salad, or small cheese bites are eternal companions, for these small bitter and salted green beads. Their strong taste awakens strong feelings of either love or hate. If you are a fan try them in dishes that desire ouzo, tsipouro or asyrtiko (divine) wine!

4.14.2016

the salt of our life

from http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk
This salt is the meeting point of many chefs, and a delicious way of seasoning your dishes. The most valuable of spices, the sneaky Snow-white of tastes, the one ingredient that all food long for, has found the perfect ambassador. With a long history and an everlasting family love, the Maldon salt carries a huge tradition with great pride, to bring taste to the highest.