Lakonia

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2011

During the Great Lent period which is 48 days before Easter, the Orthodox abstain from eating foods containing animals with red blood (meats, poultry, game, fish), as well and products from animals with red blood (such as milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)  Fish with backbones are not allowed but mollusks like squid, octopus, shrimps, mussels etc., […]

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Continue reading about Dolmadakia Bakaliarou (Dolmades with Cod Fillets)

Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2010

I’ve already spoken about syglino or pasto which is cured pork meat which is smoked.  However, after the meat is cured and smoked it has to be cooked and preserved in olive oil.  This is an old method which they used when there were no refrigerators but it is still used as it adds flavour […]

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Continue reading about Syglino (Pasto) Lakonias (Smoked Pork) and an Omelette

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2009

Summer Escapes part VII – Lakonia: Elafonissos, Plytra, Archangelos and Monvemvassia During our last visit to Sparti, we had the chance to visit Southern Laconia, see some new places and revisit some others we had visited in the past.   There are so many places one can visit but a one-day excursion is not enough […]

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Continue reading about Ampelofassoula (fresh black eyed beans) and Marida (Pickerel)

Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a population of 18.000 according to the census […]

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Continue reading about Revithia giahni sti gastra (chickpea stew) and a virtual tour to Sparti

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2009

Laconia is a prefecture in Greece, with Sparta its administrative capital. It is bounded by Mount Taygetus, to the west of Sparta, which is the highest mountain range of Peloponese (2.407 meters)  and with the Parnon mountains to the northeast (1.961 meters),  to the west with Messenia,  and  to the North with Arcadia. Among the […]

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Continue reading about Lakonia and Pasta Elias (Olive paste)

Taygetus Greek: Ταΰγετος, also Taigetos is a mountain range of the Peloponnesus, Southern Greece, extending about 65 miles (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan in the Mani Peninsula. It rises to about 7,900 ft (2,410 m) at Mt. Hagios Ilias (Mt. St. Elias or Prophitis Elias). The mountain is named after […]

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Continue reading about Ladolemono Dressing with Extra Virgin Olive oil and Oregano from Mount Taygettus, in Lakonia


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