Ivy on February 20th, 2009

Memorial. (Gr. Μνημόσυνο Mnemosyno – mnee moh see no). A special service held in the Orthodox Church for the repose of the souls of the dead. Memorial services are held on the third, ninth and fortieth day; after six months, and after one or three years after death, then annually. Boiled wheat is used as […]


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  Αncient Greeks colonized Southern Italy and Sicily between 800 to 500 b.C. and then in 146 b.C. the Romans conquered Greece. During these years the Romans were influenced by the Greek civilization, culture and among other things food. Until today in some parts of Southern Italy they still speak a Greek ancient dialect and […]


Continue reading about Lagana and Focaccia style Lagana with Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

  The first Monday of Lent which is called “Kathara Deftera” and means Clean Monday,  is a Public Holiday in Greece and Cyprus and marks the beginning of Lent.  It  is celebrated all over Greece and Cyprus with a picnic at the fields and mountains (or parks or nearby hills in the big cities). Events and activities take […]


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