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#21 Assim

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:42 PM

The translation we use for horta is weeds. As that is literally what it is :blush:

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:58 PM

O.K. Assim, roll another one :blush:

So it seems that smoking pot is your favorite Greek/Cretan food B)

"Horta" is the Modern Greek transliteration of , a Modern Greek plural form of the word horto (Greek: ) meaning grass or green vegetables especially dandelions.

Horta is also an Etruscan mythological agricultural goddess.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 02:42 PM

From grass to food (and beverage) is small click

I think this is a great recipe site B)

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:29 PM

Maybe this one is even better

Its about kalamari (akia) yemista :)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:47 AM

Home made Stifado is the best I mean friend's mother cooked in Archanes :)
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:52 AM

I think mine has to be fassolakia. Especially when my mother-in-law cooks it. Actually I love anything she cooks, and I'm lucky as she is; a good cook and a Cretan :)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:47 PM

Come on Santo, go for the adventure. Don't you remember your first "moule" or even " huitre" and don't forget your "fruit the mere".


Wim, you're so carnivorous that you even eat "fruit de mere" instead of "fruits de mer" :) :) :P

no offence old chap, this was too funny to let it pass !
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#28 Wim

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:20 PM

Isnt that great! Forgot the difference between mer and mere
But you're right I loved my mother that much that I would have for dinner :D :D :)

Sharp, Cream-cheese very sharp :)
Love you for that and here's a pic from my mother and me

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#29 Mapia

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:57 AM

Receipe for Greek Meatballs on Youtube, pretty funny!



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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:18 AM

Hi everyone - I was bought a beautiful Cretan cookery book for my house-warming present recently. It's called 'Fish and Figs' and not only does it give the recipes of some mouth watering dishes we love, but it also has 40 pages explaining the history of certain dishes and foods, and the value of olive oil, vegetables and fruit etc. It is a fabulous book and we are slowly wading our way through it, cooking one of the meals once a week. I can certainly recommend it.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:44 PM

Hi Wim
I am up for that. Any recipes you have I want em. I am not a good cook but i try. and i love greek food

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

And not only a cookery one but also one about beverages.

We could re baptise it to "Cretan food and beverages" but I think that wont work. Before you know someone else starts a topic about beer B) :P :blink:
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