Archive | February, 2015

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Greek Easter at The Odyssey

Author and photographer: Annette Spaan Dutch Travel Journalist Annette Spaan spent months at The Odyssey and is a guest blogger for Katerina’s Kouzina. Read all about her experience of Greek Easter at The Odyssey last year.   Coming from the Netherlands, Christmas has always been the biggest religious event for me. Now that I have […]

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Sea Urchins

The 48 days of Greek Lent begin on Kathara Deftera, or “Clean Monday” which follows the three weeks of carnival, or apokries. There’s no other holiday on the Greek calendar with such a special culinary tradition as this first day of Lent, including the bread. On “Clean Monday”, Greeks eat lagana: a flat, oval-shaped unleavened […]

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Greek carnival – Apokries

My daughter Dora says that sometimes she feels like she’s in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Born in Greece but raised in the Netherlands, she is at home in both countries. What reminds her most about the movie is when I tell her that a word she’s using has a Greek root. Traditions […]

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Tzatziki

This fresh yoghurt dip with garlic and cucumber goes well with so many Greek dishes! I love to eat tzatziki with a slice of warm pita or toasted bread. Have fun making this traditional Greek dip! Cucumber contains a lot of water, so you need to squeeze it out by pressing the grated cucumber in […]

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My garlic man and his magic garlic

You may have noticed the garlic braids in many pictures of The Odyssey. You can see these ropes hanging almost everywhere you look. Garlic from Tripoli Every year, during the month of May, you’ll see a Mazda pickup truck loaded with ropes of garlic driving around Poros. It’s my garlic man: he comes from Tripoli, […]

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