What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

At a glance, the answer to this question is pretty simple. The juice that is extracted from olives once they are pressed into oil. But once they are pressed, cold pressed for that matter, we see different variants of olive oil available, virgin, extra virgin and...
Melomakarona – Greek Honey Cookies with Nuts

Melomakarona – Greek Honey Cookies with Nuts

by Olive Branch Lovely christmassy cookies based with extra virgin olive oil and topped with honey. These moist cake-like cookies are flavoured with orange and brandy that are bathed in a sweet honey syrup and topped with chopped almonds and sesame seeds – a...
Kala Xristouyena – Merry Christmas

Kala Xristouyena – Merry Christmas

At Christmas time in Greece, there is a wonderful tradition of decorating boats with lights and singing Christmas Carol’s in front of it. This tradition has declined over time, but you will still see these delightful illuminations in Greece, which are again growing in...
Seabream with capers

Seabream with capers

by Tonia Buxton Easy ideas worthy of whole fresh fish are sometimes hard to muster up. This is a fantastically easy way to cook the abundance of sea bream we have in our sea ….or any other catch of the day…special enough for dining with friends and simple...
Chicken with lemon and olives

Chicken with lemon and olives

by Tonia Buxton Simply cooked using the best ingredients – I like to make up a huge tray and leave it to cook whilst I spend time with family, friends – and if the talking goes on for too long this dish will happily wait. Serve with bulgur wheat and that big Greek...

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