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Cactus Pears of Greece

10.08.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: The Cactus Pear 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. Cactus Pear, originally from Mexico, found its way to Greece and has become a favorite. Known as Fragosyka, it can be found in the rocky terrains of the country. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates Cactus Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Cactus pear or Prickly pear…

“Sage” Advice- Drink Faskomilo!

25.01.2016 in Gastronomy

“Sage” advice Drink Faskomilo, Greek Sage Tea! We’ve got “sage” advice for you, tomorrow morning, before your reach for that cup of coffee, consider a cup of tea instead, specifically, a cup of Greek sage tea, or as the Greeks call it – faskomilo (fahs KOH mee loh = Φασκόμηλο). Sage isn’t just for sipping though! It can be consumed in various ways. In addition to brewing for tea, the fresh leaves can be chewed and the plant can also be distilled for essential oils. Use of the herb has been recorded from ancient to modern history and by various cultures…