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Coffee With Saffron

Saffron has so many uses, and in some parts of the world, it is added to coffee to make a delightful beverage. There are many ways to use saffron in coffee, but we’ll show you how to make a basic coffee with this exquisite spice. You can experiment with the addition of other ingredients, which…

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How You Can Use Saffron

Some have asked us how they would use saffron – this delightful and exquisite herb that comes from the crocus (crocus sativa) flower. Saffron has a very strong aroma that reminds you of honey in a way, in a spicy and slightly bitter sense. You can use it to give natural color in cheese cream,…

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Pears With Greek Saffron & Yogurt

An exquisite recipe from Kiriaki – treat your guests (or yourself!) to a delightful luxurious pear dessert with Greek saffron (Krokos Kozanis). Preparation: 15 minutes to 1 hour Cooking: 20 minutes Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 pears (not too ripe ) 1/2 gram of Kozani’s Crocus 4 tbs of sugar 1 tbs of pine nuts or…

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Saffron: The World’s Most Expensive Spice

Greek Saffron Now Available In Canada Yes, saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, but the taste and other qualities are certainly worth it! What makes this spice so expensive? Well, the first reason is that it is so labour intensive to collect saffron. Saffron grows as the filaments or stigmas of a crocus flower.…

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Greek Mountain Tea – Interesting Health Benefits

Greece is home to an incredible number of plant species, many of which have been known since antiquity to have medicinal properties and have been consumed for both the pleasure of consuming and for the restorative, preventative, and health benefits. One of these species of plants that is not well-known in North America is named…

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Harvesting Almonds In Greece

  Although it is unlikely that KirIan will be importing Greek almonds to North America (California is among the world’s largest producers of almonds), it was an interesting experience to learn more about some traditional Greek agricultural methods including the harvesting of almonds. A few days after Ian arrived in Greece in mid-August, he traveled…

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One Day Only! Anniversary 50% Off Sale!

50% off?? Yes! And for one day only – Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. We’re celebrating! It’s been almost one full year since the idea of KirIan was born and we want to share our celebration with you. If you want to go and take advantage now, enter coupon code ‘1year’ (without the quotes) in the…

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Vegetarian Tomato/Zucchini Burgers Or Tomato Balls

A very tasty vegetarian recipe, just in from Kiriaki – she made these for her dad in Athens today and they were loved! At this time of the year, zucchini is being harvested and many of us have lots of it! Here’s a fantastic way to turn all that zucchini into something a bit different…

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Bolognese Sauce On Mini (Or Not ) Souvlaki Pies

Yummy and fast! Your kids will love it and so will you!! INGREDIENTS ( for 4 people ) 500 gr ground beef 1 medium sized onion diced 1 garlic clove finely chopped 1 tbs tomato paste 1 cinnamon stick 2 tsp Kirian Greek Oregano 3 whole canned tomatoes mashed the leaves of half a bunch…

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Greek Fire Tragedy – We’re Going To Help

The news from Greece is just horrible. In fires that were most likely caused by arson, over 80 people have been killed (and possibly more not yet found), while entire villages have been destroyed. It is hard to fathom the destruction that has occurred. As I speak with Kiriaki who is in Greece at this…

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