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Merry Blue Christmas

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#Mellomakarona
Greek Traditional Christmas cookies with crushed walnuts.

These yummy cookies are traditionally served at Christmas in Greek households worldwide.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups (400 gr.) Orange juice (fresh or bottled)
2 1/4 cups (530 gr.) sunflower (for a healthier, “Mediterranean” flavor, use olive oil or half sunflower-half olive oil)
5 cups (1.200 gr.) flour
2 tablespoons (30 gr.) powdered sugar
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/6 teaspoon clove (no more because it has strong flavor)
3 1/3 tablespoons 50 gr. butter melted
one orange zest
nuts cut into chubby chunks

Syrup:
2 cups (500 gr.) water
3 cups (700 gr.) sugar
1 orange cut in two pieces
2-3 small cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup (100 gr.) honey
Tools: A sieve (like the one for powder)

METHOD
I feel like no matter which recipe’s variation you will choose, the delight is guaranteed. “Mellomakarona” ‘s catch is in their sweetening process. They must be well covered with syrup but crunchy inside. They are considered to be the top Christmas delicacy and no Greek house can do without them. Try them and good luck.

For the syrup:
In a casserole, we boil the water with the sugar, the orange and the cinnamon sticks. We boil them for only 1 minute and we withdraw from fire. We add the honey and let aside to cool down. We can prepare the syrup from the previous day, if we want to.

For the “Mellomakarona”:
In a large, deep bowl we pour all the liquids with the butter. We add the powdered sugar and all the spices. We mix them together with our hands adding the flour. We continue to hand-mix “gently”. At this point we don’t use a mixer so that our pastry won’t thicken.

We give our “mellomakarona” a small oval shape.

Then, we “gently” press them onto the sieve to give them the characteristic shape

(they will look as if they have been squeezed onto a sports-racket).

We place them on a greaseproof cooking paper and we bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes at 180C (we must see a dark golden color).

As soon as we take them out of the oven and they are still very hot, we deep them into the cold syrup.

We make sure that they are covered with the syrup on all sides and we let them for 1 minute. We take them out and we let them on the sieve to drain.

Final touch: On a large Christmas (or not) plate we pour some honey and sprinkle a lot of the chubby cut nuts.

We roll over the upper side of the “mellomakarona” so that it is covered completely with the honey and nuts.

We continue this process with all of our “mellomakarona”.

*TIP: Due to the syrup, the “mellomakarona” can stay fresh and juicy only 8 to 10 days. So, if you want to have fresh “mellomakarona” every week, you can do this: After you take them out of the oven, continue with the sweetening process only with half of them. The rest of them, keep them in the refrigerator. When it’s time to serve them too, don’t forget to heat them in the oven before you deep them in the cold syrup. Remember: they must always be hot in order to deep into the cold syrup. Otherwise, the moisture will not let them become crunchy on the inside.
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#‎GreckieWakacje‬ ‪#‎GreckiePodróże‬
Tęsknisz za latem? Brakuje ci słońca, błękitu i słodkiego lenistwa nad brzegiem morza? Już niedługo słoneczna Grecja przyjedzie do Ciebie. 12 i 13 grudnia zapraszamy na Wielkie Greckie Wydarzenie na Torwarze. Więcej szczegółów znajdziesz na www.greckapanorama.pl

#GreekHoliday #GreekTraveling
Do you miss summer? Do you miss sunshine, blues sky and sweet laziness by the seaside? Sunny Greece will visit you soon. Come to Torwar on 12 and 13 December . More details on www.greckapanorama.pl 
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#Thessaloniki #Philoxenia2015 #findus

Panorama Greece will participate in the International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.One of the most important meeting point of the tourism professionals from Greece and the Balkans and welcomes you to Thessaloniki International Exhibitions Center from 12 to 15 November, 2015.
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#Athens #Marathon invites the world to support Greece!!
The Athens Marathon will take place as planned on 8 November!

About 43,000 runners will participate in all road races of this year’s event (Marathon Race, 10km Road Race, Morning and Afternoon 5km Road Races, Kids’ Run), breaking any previous participation record.

Eliud Kipchoge, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Gladys Cherono and Mare Dibaba are the candidates for the 2015 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards

With this gesture, the organisers invite runners from around the world to run the Athens Marathon in solidarity with the Greek people at this testing time. 

Check more on http://www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr
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#NorthEvents #Presentation

Don't waste time.. Just Watch!!!!

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#OldFortressCorfu It is built on a natural position and gradually from the 16th century it was developed into the Byzantine Corfu Town.

The Old fortress is a characteristic symbol of the Old Town and the two peaks were useful for inspectional control of the sea passage. The difference of the Venetian and British style of fortification is obvious all around the fortress.

#Corfu Where the Venetians, the French and the British used to live.
With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past . Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors
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