Category Archives: Cretan Cuisine

My Big Fat Greek Food Blog 2

I know this sounds crazy, but I love it when I find a snail in my bunch of spinach.  Then I know it’s organic and fresh.  When I bring home my load of vegies from the farmers market, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Orange you glad it’s winter?

Knock, knock…Here comes winter… There’s nothing but goodness about winter in Crete when the citris trees bear fruit, their branches heavy with juicy oranges, sweet mandarines and fragrant lemons.  An afternoon in the orchards is just another way to enjoy … Continue reading

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“Xenia” in a mountain village

“More, please…”  Something you’ll never hear around a  Greek table.  Before you can even think it, the food appears and keeps on appearing even after your stomach is pleading for mercy.  Our Greek “daughter” Katerina and her new husband Sifis … Continue reading

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The absolute BEST thing about living on this island is the FOOD.   OK…well…there’s this too… But seriously, the freshness and abundance of cheap, just plain good food is awesome.  You have to look pretty hard to find bad food … Continue reading

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Crane House B&B

In September 2010, we rounded our first year of living in Hania, Crete. This adventure has truly been a once in a lifetime experience packed full of surprises. Emersing ourselves into the local culture has given us the opportunity to … Continue reading

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After a sleepy winter and spring, we noticed that the island began waking up right around Easter. The locals busied themselves with a cleanup campaign that impressed even the Germans here. Potholes were filled, roads repaired, construction sites hummed, hardware … Continue reading

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