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Holidays in Greece {Beloved Motherland}

I’m back.

Back to my 2nd home and back to work.

I’m never able to describe what returning to Greece for holidays means to us. Such a warm feeling. Bliss.

So I’ll just post some summer photos and go on and wait for Christmas to arrive. 🙂

We ate:

My mother’s creation. Whipped cream, petite-beurre biscuits, chocolate pastry cream. A simple yet incredible fresh dessert.

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Update ~ Happy Easter ~ Καλή Ανάσταση!

In case you’ve missed the hundred times I’ve mentioned it, I’m in Greece (Athens) at the moment, celebrating Easter with my and my husband’s family! 🙂

The Holy Week is about to end tonight and tomorrow is Easter Sunday, the peak of celebrations.

Easter is a really big deal for us, and we have plenty of great traditions! When I return I’m planning to post a series of photos depicting as many of them as possible. I very much enjoy learning how different cultures celebrate different events. So, if you are anything like me, you’ll enjoy that upcoming post!

Until then I leave you with 2 photos. One showing two delicious dishes (two of many to be precise…) my mother prepared, and one where I proudly show off my Easter candle. Tonight we will take our candles (usually a present from godmothers, godfathers, or just family) and we’ll go to church, where at midnight the Resurrection will be pronounced. Afterwards, around 2.00am, we will return home and have a wonderful traditional dinner (yes, at 2.00am), because this is also the time when fasting is over. But more details on that in the next post! 😀

On the left: Stew of artichokes, potatoes and carrots. On the right: Pasta with octopus and red wine.

My very pretty candle.

Have a nice day and if you’re celebrating Easter: Happy Easter and Καλή Ανάσταση!