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How to Make Pesto without a Food Processor or Blender (video)

How to Make Pesto without a Food Processor or Blender (video)

Oh sweet basil, it’s pesto time again!  Some say pesto has been around since the 1860’s, others say some version of it has been filling up Italians since the 16th century, but one thing is for sure, it’s been around long before the invention of food processors or blenders.  This “old fashioned” recipe uses only […]

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Eating Briam on the Island of Ikaria (with recipes)

Eating Briam on the Island of Ikaria (with recipes)

The jolly middle aged man with slightly rounded features and a walk that reminded us of Andre the Giant rattled off the specials of the day.  This was a weekday in the Mediterranean and the specials were the only items on the menu.  Goat stew, tzatziki, Greek salad, and Briam.  I get such a thrill […]

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Green Pies of Crete (Hortopita)

Green Pies of Crete (Hortopita)

Comfort food in America has been given a bad name because it is usually high in saturated fat and sugar.  When we think of something we eat to relax our nerves or when we are having a hard time it is usually meatloaf or macaroni and cheese or ice cream.  When I lived in Crete, […]

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