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Greek White Bean Soup

Fasolada, Greek White Bean Soup Crete Style

“If you want to live a long life, eat like a Cretan” – says everyone I ask about the diet of Crete.   The island of Crete is the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet, and where we first discovered its health benefits back in the 1960s. Their cuisine today is similar to what people have […]

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Italian eggplant from my garden

Rise of the Eggplant (not the emoji kind)

I am usually grateful one of my husband’s favorite hobbies is growing new and interesting foods in our garden, like heirloom tomatoes and peppers. We found these great Italian eggplant seeds a few years ago, and the eggplants that grew were so cute, flavorful and delicious we couldn’t believe it. Last year we didn’t grow enough, […]

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Girls Greek dancing

Dance With Me

I spent the last weekend at a Greek Dance competition. Yes, that is actually a thing. The same Greek dancing you see in the movies and at Greek Food Festivals. We get together to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage.  Kids and adults perform dances passed down from generation to generation in Greek villages, wearing […]

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bowl of ratatouille

Bigger Brains and the Mediterranean Diet

A new study was published last week showing that older adults who ate a Mediterranean Diet had bigger brains, more grey matter, and less dementia than the adults who ate a more American-style diet. Their brains were functioning as if they were five years younger. All from eating one of the most delicious diets in the […]

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