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The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Walnuts, “a gift sent to Greece from Persia by the kings.”

21.11.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Walnuts, “a gift sent to Greece from Persia by the kings.”     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. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… this month we explore the popularity and diversity…

Traditional Karidopita Greek Walnut Cake

21.11.2017 in Gastronomy

Traditional Karidopita – Greek Walnut Cake A traditional Greek dessert made with the superfood walnuts – it’s ideal on a cold winter’s night, rich enough in flavors and spice for the holidays, and an all round favorite in all parts of the country! The cake is dark, dense and aromatic. While delicious without its honeyed syrup, its flavors are elevated when soaked in spiced delight.   INGREDIENTS: Cake: 3 cups walnuts (ground finely) 3 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 ½ tsp baking soda 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp cloves 6 eggs 1 cup softened butter…