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Could Mountain Tea Help Men Trying To Quit Smoking?

While doing some research, we came across an interesting paper published last month (December 2018) in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. The paper, entitled Dietary effects of Sideritis scardica “mountain tea” on human in vivo activities of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in healthy subjects was the result of a study done at the University of…

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Pastitsada With Chicken

If you’re looking for Greek with spicy, you might want to look no further than Pastitsada with chicken! This dish is actually a very regional dish, popular as the main meal on Sunday in Corfu. There are quite a number of ways to make this – and traditionally, a big old rooster might be used.…

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Side Effects Of Greek Mountain Tea

It’s a scientific fact that Greek Mountain Tea can be more effective for some health conditions than pharmaceutical drugs! Of course, Pharmaceutics often come with side effects that can range from uncomfortable to totally unacceptable. Greek Mountain Tea has been used to remedy symptoms of colds and flu viruses, gastrointestinal issues, curing some ulcers, and…

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Happy New Year 2019!

Kali Chronia! Happy New Year from us at KirIan. It’s been an amazing first year for us, and we’re so thankful to our customers and friends who have believed in us and once they have tasted our products, know that we intend to deliver to you only the finest and highest quality herbs and spices.…

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Greek Mountain Tea May Prevent Alzheimer’s And Improve Memory & Cognition

Many people are interested in the health benefits of drinking herbal teas or tisanes – traditional medicine frequently prescribes herbs for curing, controlling or preventing a wide variety of ailments. In Greece and in Balkan nations, Mountain Tea (in Greece, τσαι τoυ βoυνoυ – tsai tou vounou and also referred to as Sideritis) has been…

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Chicken With Saffron & Yogurt Sauce

We are no chefs and we are no food photographers but we definitely know how to cook and trust me, this chicken is easy to make and YUMMY!! Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 chicken around 2 kgrs 1 tbs Kirian Greek Oregano 2 lemons 1 tsp Kirian Greek thyme 1/8 of a bunch sage, finely chopped…

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Whole Grain Fettuccine With Clams and Saffron (Krokos Kozanis)

An easy, fast, delicious dish with a krokos touch that makes it extra special. Clams are a very healthy food, providing a variety of minerals including zinc, selenium, calcium, and potassium. In addition, they are an excellent source of Vitamin B12. According to the Maine Clammers Association, clams can provide a boost to sexual function.…

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Krokos Kozanis: The Greek ‘Gold’ Wins Italy’s High Gastronomy

(Note: This article is a translation of an article that appeared in the Greek newspaper, Proto Thema on 04/06/2017. Original article and photos are from the site, and it has been translated into English because we think it is of high-value and will be of interest to those gourmet chefs and cooks interested in the…

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Homemade Pork Gyros – For Greek Souvlaki

The other day, we had a craving for Greek pork souvlaki, but there is no restaraunt close by that makes a genuine Greek souvlaki in town. A couple of fast food places claim to offer souvlaki, but it’s nothing like what you would find in Athens, Greece. Pork souvlaki is generally made with pork gyros…

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