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Quince wedges in olive oil

2 big size quinces 1 medium onion 1 medium carrot 2 cloves garlic 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 T. fresh orange juice 1 T. fresh lemon juice a pinch of salt Thoroughly wash quinces, cut in half. Quince is … Continue reading

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Olive harvest: Extra virgin olive oil

The traditional olive harvest is around the end of October and November both for Turkey and Greece (the Aegean coast) to get new green olive oil. This year I had olive picking holiday to the olive groves of Volos! Here is the story: A … Continue reading

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Olive salad (Zeytin piyazı)

The olive tree is the sign of health, victory, prosperity, peace, wisdom, purity and rebirth for many civilizations. Also, it is one of the famous symbol of Aegean region. This tasty salad is served as a meze in Ayvalık region. … Continue reading

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Pomegranate salad

This Aegean and Mediterranean regions native vegetable is a natural anti-oxidant with a peppery flavour. The rocket with pomegranate is not only delicious but also a very healthy combination. You can also have a look at another rocket salad recipe from here. … Continue reading

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Celery root salad with apple

The celery or celeriac has been cultivated in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions for thousands of years. The word celery comes from Greek ?????? (selino) referring to The Odyssey by Homer. It has been used as medicine while the leaves with its stalks were used as … Continue reading

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