olive oil

I read recently that during classical antiquity in Greece, the vegetarian diet was called “abstinence from beings with a soul”. It also said “the earliest reliable evidence for vegetarianism theory and practice in Greece dates from the 6th century BC”. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_vegetarianism) There were several religious leaders and movements at that time that would not eat […]


Roast Leg of Lamb by Sava Our roasted leg of lamb is the centerpiece of our Easter dinner, filling the kitchen with its tantalizing aromas of garlic, lemon and oregano. I posted this 3 years ago, but I decided to post it again for those of you who weren’t reading my blogs back then. If […]

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The Kalamata olive is named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. They are large, oblong olives, with a soft flesh and smooth purple skin. They are considered the most delicious of olives. They must ripen on the tree, not be harvested while green. In fact, they are  most often hand-picked to […]


We woke up to a bright and sunny day even though the weather channel predicted a big rain storm starting at 7 AM. In my next life I want to be a weather person…it’s the only job I know of in which you never have to be accountable for what you say is going to […]