SARAKOSTI / GREEK LENTEN CALENDAR In Greece we call this 40 day lenten period Sarakosti which is exactly what the word means in Greek – 40 days. The Great Lent starts on Clean Monday and ends on Holy Saturday, after midnight. For the Orthodox Christians this is a time of going to church, fasting from foods that contain ...
A traditional, creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious Taramasalata recipe. This traditional Greek dip is made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, grated onions and bread. Usually served as a meze with a lot of pita or lagana bread.
In Greece taramosalata is more frquently consumed during periods of fasting, especially On Clean Monday which is the first day of Lent in Eastern, Orthodox and Catholic churches.
Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It is usually served with grilled bread, or in a pita wrap with garnishes and sauces, or on a dinner plate, often with fried potatoes. The meat usually used in Greece and Cyprus is pork, although chicken and lamb may also be used.
The impressive olive tree (ελιά) of Vouves is located in Ano Vouves, a village near Chania, Crete. Its age is estimated over 4000 years old and is the oldest one in Greece and probably one of the oldest trees in the world.