In our new travel article we visit Vilia village, Attica, built on the slopes of mount Kithairon, discover a beautiful church designed by the great architect Ernst Ziller, walk in the alleys of the village, eat the local meats and dessert too and get to know a local cheese shop and its people, in a full and satisfying day trip.
Chestnuts roasted in the fireplace for a festive yule log!
In our new sweet Christmas article, a festive roll cake, filled with chestnut cream and covered with olive oil ganache, will accompany us on our journey through the history of the Christmas roll cake, the English yule log and the French bûche de Noël.
Visiting Kalamata… part a
In the first part of our tribute to Kalamata we swim by its huge beach, visit the Kalamata Municipal Railway Park, talk to the people of the hotel that hosts us, eat a delicious breakfast in the hotel cafeteria and wonderful dishes at a fish tavern of Kalamata, walk in the city and organise an excursion to Ancient Messina and nearby monasteries. At the end we drink tsipouro in the monastery at an altitude of 860 m. with the pastor, on occasion of the feast of the Transfiguration of the Savior.
Happy Easter with a red and a chocolate egg!
In our new, Easter article we will talk about red, as well as chocolate eggs, learn their history and symbolisms and we make chocolate egg-truffles with chocolate ganache, biscuits, honey and almond orgeat syrup!
Books with no ending… and the story of a drawing
In our new article, dedicated to children’s literature, you will read a personal memory that will make you laugh, sweet thoughts on the value of children’s books and useful information about the various genres of children’s books.
Α sweet brownie for the love…
For St. Valentine’s Day we will share some sweet writings, paintings and photos, along with a sweet, flourless brownie with berries and almonds, and mostly a wish, everyone’s hearts and lives to fill with even more, true love!
Ioannina made of metal and silver… part b
The second part of our sweet trip to Ioannina has even more sweet personal stories, an art hike through our own photos, visits to one more museum and monastery, secrets for brewing herbs in the right way, handmade creations, authentic Italian cuisine and much more!
Our own sweet “mosaic” of Ano Pedina, Zagori
Our new article from Epirus is 3 in 1: we discuss with Ms. Pagratiou the promotion of Zagori’s cultural heritage, learn about the art of the mosaic and the relationship of philosophy to Christianity, and try the gastronomy of Ano Pedina by its local businesspeople.
Agrotourism and traditional zero waste in Elafotopos, Zagori
A rich travel article with new friends, knowledge, flavors, aromas, looms and sheep, local sweets and traditional food, hagiography and art, nature and culture in Elafotopos village, Zagori and not only!
Greek Vasilopita made by a third generation Smyrnian
In our New Year’s Day article, Varvara, a third generation Smyrnian, makes a Greek vasilopita with the traditional recipe of her grandmother and narrates us her experiences of Smyrnian housewives.
Be fit to eat sweet! Α sweet trip to Lake Plastiras
In our sweet trip to Lake Plastiras we visited quaint villages, monasteries, waterfalls, went hiking and tried outdoor activities, learned the area’s history, discovered Cornelian cherries (Cornus mas fruit) and tried authentic liqueur and jam made with this great Greek superfood.
Something sweet can bring serenity at home!
Some thoughts on the importance of serenity at home for children, and adults also, to share and put in our minds and our souls.