Tips for Herbs & Wild Plants

Tips for Purchasing Herbs & Wild Plants If you leave in the country, but do not have the knowledge required to identify specific herbs and wild plants, or the time to harvest them yourselves, look for them in your local market or greengrocer. It is advisable to find out the origin of then herbs and …

The Nutritional Value of Wild Greens – Herbs and Fruits

In 1999 the National Centre of Nutrition, of the National School for Public Health, headed by Mrs. Antonia Trichopoulou, in collaboration with the Hellenic Chemistry Laboratory and company RTD of Food Industry (ETAT.S.A.) conducted a large-scale research concerning the nutritional value of a group of 17 different wild herbs which were used in cottage pie …

Syros Local Dishes

Colorful and mesmeric, Syros is an island of Cyclades boasting a distinctive identity. Syros local dishes only add to this genuine character, introducing travelers to a unique feast of the senses. Through high quality local products, traditional recipes and eclectic ingredients in unique combinations, culinary wonders take place on this lovely part of the world. …

Herbs, Vegetables, Fruits of Crete

The deceptively barren hills and mountains of Crete, the rocky landscape, thick olive groves, uncultivated plots, even the rugged coastline host a most interesting flora, a unique evolutionary crossbreed of the European, African and Asian flora. Many of the plant species endemic to Crete actually naturalized from other continents centuries ago. In particular, the Cretan …

Crete Gourmet: Mediterranean Bliss

Cretan cuisine is synonymous to the Mediterranean Diet. Filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, legumes and low fat dairy, lean protein and scarce meat consumption, this type of diet has been characterized as the closest thing to culinary perfection. And besides being extra healthy, it tastes great! No wonder the local …

Mykonos Gourmet: The Epitome of Eclectic

Have you ever visited Mykonos? This is a cosmopolitan island of Cyclades, world renowned for its electric nightlife and jet-setters flooding the top clubs and bars till the morning sun rays. An island that never sleeps, where an endless party takes place and sweeps you off your feet. Diving in the crystalline waters of the …

Paros Gourmet Options to Whet Your Appetite

Paros is a welcoming island of Cyclades, world renowned for the whitewashed houses and the lovely beaches, the vibrant nightlife and wonderful sightseeing. But it also features some of the finest dishes in Greece, with the locals dedicating their love and care to create true culinary masterpieces. Let’s have a look at the finest Paros …

Santorini Gourmet: Volcanic Excellence!

Santorini is unique in every single way. The dramatic landscapes, the imposing caldera and the mesmeric sunset, the whitewashed houses literally hanging from the cliffs and the hospitable locals, the narrow cobbled pathways and the flowered gardens. And when it comes to Santorini gourmet, you are definitely spoiled for choice! Below we are going to …

Herbs, Greens Fruit. The Key to the Mediterranean Diet – Part 2

In antiquity ethereal oils and other aromatic substances were used daily in lay and religious activities spanning from the meticulous care of the body to treatment of ailments and devotional practices. On the basis of information deciphered in Linear B tablets found in Knossos and Pylos, ethereal oils were extracted by perfume experts in Minoan …