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Greek Herbs – the jewels of the Greek Cuisine

Greek cuisine, with all the abundance of fresh vegetables, meat, fish and cheese, is actually so unique because of Greek herbs and spices. Even the great Greek salad wouldn’t taste so Greek just because of feta and tomatoes – a right touch of oregano and basil makes it what it is. Greek herbs are the […]

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Basil – The delicious and popular Greek Herb

Can you imagine your list of favorite herbs without basil? In sunny Greece, where it’s almost impossible to think about a meal without tomato, basil (vassilikos in Greek) is actually one the most popular Greek herbs. Somebody calls basil “the best tomato buddy” and it’s pretty much true. When combined together they enhance each other’s […]

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Oregano or Rigani

Oregano is a must use Greek herb in the Mediterranean cuisine. And Greeks are definitely crazy about it; the secret of the Greek Cuisine lies on the abundant use of oregano (rigani in Greek) both in dishes and salads. Origin of Oregano The name of this herb comes from Greek words “oros” which means mountain […]

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Thyme

Thyme, or Thimari in Greek, is one of those Greek herbs that you just have to have around, not because it has any distinctive flavor, but because it adds a necessary “touch” to other herbs and make them more distinctive than without thyme. In brief, thyme could be maybe described as a spice of herbs. […]

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Spearmint – Dyosmos

Spearmint means Dyosmos in Greek Spearmint is the most know species from the family of mint (menta), which includes 25 different species of plants. In Greek spearmint is called dyosmos (pronounced as diosmos, δυόσμος) and its latin name is Mentha Viridis. Spearmint is a very common herb in the Greek Salads and in Greek cuisine […]

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