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The Perfect Greek Meatballs… are full with Herbs!

I like to cook. In fact occasionally I really love to! But it has to go quick. And it has to be kind of  “light” preferably with lots of fresh, aromatic herbs. I grow oregano, all kinds of basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, majoran, parsley, sage or something more rare and exotic for Greeks …

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Athens: Visit the 2,500 years old girl Myrtis (photos,video)

“Myrtis” was a girl of approximately 11 years old when she died from typhoid plague that hit ancient Athens between 426-430 BC . Myrtis’ remains were discovered in a mass grave together with 150 skeletal remains of men, women and children archaeologists believe they died from the plague.  2,500 years later Myrtis’ bust has …

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Kalogiannis-Zilou: A Tribute Concert to Theodorakis in Athens, Sept.11

Vasia Zilou, Doros Dimosthenous, Peny Xenaki are only some of the singers, who will gather around Antonis Kalogiannis in Kaisariani  next Saturday  to celebrate an entrance-free music tribute to legend Mikis Theodorakis. AntonisKalogiannis  has been considered for decades to be the main performer of  the songs of great composer Mikis Theorodakis. No wonder,Kalogiannis believes, …

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How about a Greek… Kamaki? Yes! You are beautiful! I love you!

I read  this morning this very informative (for foreigners ) story by John Hadoulis,  AFP-staff.  Hadoulis features the documentary “Colossi of Love”  (Colossi =plural of Colossus), a documentary about the dying class of Greek lovers “harpooning” foreign female tourists. Famous in the 70s and 80s the Greek “kamaki” (Greek for harpoon) would …

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PC Mouse Under Heat Wave Attack! Extreme Photos!

That’s the problem every PC user and Internet freak might face. The weather is hot,  your fingers sweat and there it goes… your index finger sticks to the PC mouse or  – worst – it slips away. This phenomenon makes it difficult to move the mouse and the cursor where …

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How to Check if Weather Temperatures are Extremely High

This seems to be my favorite topic during this summer. The never ending heat wave! It is my favorite for two reasons: 1) I hate continuous heat! 2) I love to write about it! I consider it as one of the  ‘light” issues to write about. I don’t have to do …

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Drinking the Mediterranean Landscape in a Glass

It’s hard to focus on serious issues  under 40 degrees Celsius… I know I repeat myself, but the heat wave seems endless this summer. I try to concentrate on an analysis of  the “love era” between Greece and Israel. I have already outlined my main points but I won’t be able to …

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Greek Wine Made in China? Ough…

It is certainly not the right time to write about Red Wines. Under these temperatures I avoid drinks containing alcohol and I stick to bottled water from the fridge, which I consume liter-wise. Should I want to accompany a light summer dinner with a glass of wine, I’d  rather grasp to a …

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The Perfect Greek Eggplant-Crostini!

A quick and easy to prepare snack or starter is the best you can eat on hot summer days. Last year I invented what I call “The Perfect Greek Crostini” inspired by the Italian, Greek and Turkish cuisine. It combines Eggplants, light tomato sauce, garlic yogurt and fresh basil served …

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Have you been to Loutraki?

I was only a couple of days away… I was here..             I enjoyed this…      and this …  As you can imagine I spent the whole day on the beach! Loutraki is a rather boring place but the beach and the sea are amazing! It’s only some 60 km …

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Greasy Food in the Summertime?

We have a “condition” here in Athens; a very hot condition, indeed. We are boiling again. We are boiling inside a huge metal cauldron full with boiling water. It’s 15:25 local time and the thermometer at my balcony shows 38 degrees C in the shadow.  Weather forecast predicted, the heat …

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Alexander the Great killed by toxic bacteria?

Can a real person die of a mythical cause? Can real Alexander the Great have died of toxic bacteria suspected in the mythical river Stynx, as scolars will try to prove? Alexander the Great was a real person of flesh and bones. He was proclaimed a king at the age of …

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Verdi’s “Aida” in Athens

“Aida” is one of my favorite operas. I love the italian opera ( By the way every time I speak of the ‘italian opera” I recall the scene in “Some like it hot” movie where the club “Friends of the Italian Opera” are brutal mafiosi). Anyway I love the italian opera …

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Weather in Athens: Sunday, 6th June 2010

Weather miserable … so cheer up! partly cloudy sea grey life like this ? OH NO! Better a classical jazzy Summertime I am not going to let  Sunday newspapers’ pathetic news about politicians’ scandals, unpunished corruptors,  free running killers & 40 years of work for – 52% pension to get me down. I …

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Nikos Georgas: Winner "Greece's Got Talent" – Super WOW!

Amazing Voice! youtubed by radiogreece Nikos Georgas, 55, works at a touristic shop in Athens… youtubed by marymiriam21 Nikos Georgas is the Winner of Greece’s Got Talent! Enjoy full version of O Sole mio at 1:50 Greek Song at 4:54 youtubed by zacharias13 Nikos Georgas… the Greek “Susan Boyle” as …

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Economic Crisis? Rosy Future with Carrie Bradshaw!

She loves Greece. She loves Greek Cuisine! Sarah Jessica Parker support Greeks living in economic crisis. In an exclusive interview to Greek edition of PEOPLE  Sarah J. Parker talked about the unforgettable holidays in Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Thasos and Kythnos describing the Greek islands … like a piece of paradise, “planted” …

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