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The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Kalamata Olives

21.03.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Kalamata Olives     Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties, this month we’re turning our tastes to Kalmata Olives! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates Kalamata Olives and Oil (Olea Europaea) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Among the different areas…

Fava

13.05.2017 in Gastronomy

Fava… Simply Divine Traditional fava in Greece is not made with “fava beans”… but rather with yellow split pea beans!  If you are not able to find yellow split peas (though now easy to find at organic shops or Mediterranean markets), you can substitute green split peas for yellow. Ingredients: 12 ounces of split peas 3 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper ¼ cup diced celery 1/3 cup diced red onion 2-4 garlic cloves (to taste) 1 cup olive oil For Garnish: diced Kalamata olives, fresh parsley, fresh diced onion, and one fresh lemon Add all…