Drying citrus fruits for decorations

Do you ever notice that some feelings are associated with smells?  Today it had to smell like orange. And clove. It had to be Christmas in every way possible around the house, as Christmas is the best anti-depressant for the moody winter days. Drying fruit for decorations proved to be much messier than I thought,…

Cinnamon biscuits, friends and Christmas. (by Evangelia P.)

We had a really wonderful Sunday with friends today. A large brunch, some November ice-creams (it is always a good time for ice-cream), lots of laughs, love, new souls, and latte cappuccino’s! It could not be better. This whole meeting really made me feel that we are close to the Christmas season, when everyone returns home…

Homemade herbal bath teas.

I don’t think anyone will disagree that Saturday is the best day of the week. You have the time to rest, go out, do the things you were waiting for the whole week and still have one day of sleep to go. I tend to take my time and think more on Saturdays. I plan,…

Those early mornings

There is a particular time early in the morning that time moves slower. It is unfortunate that most of us don’t have the time (ironic) to feel those moments, the smells and chill and early dew. Everything moves in-between the seconds then and there is plenty of time to reflect and slowly prepare your mind…

My new love for handcrafted ceramics.

So these last few days I had to go out of town for some business visits, but I am happy I managed to meet with good friends and share some moments – and drinks with them. A lovely company of people, who I know from University times and with whom I have apparently formed that…

Grandma’s rustic Spinach Pie!

Having moved to my old, (and four years abandoned) house recently, means facing everyday “decay” challenges. A house that had no electricity, many broken roof tiles and weathered wooden doors for that long, is no easy thing and as winter approaches (thank God it’s Greece) I am in a constant fight with time. A situation…

What slow living means (to me)

I thought I should write a few things about this thing called “slow living” and how I perceive it as an idea and lifestyle. First of all, there is no “rule” board or specific regulations that you must follow, anyone can translate it the way they want. It is a broad idea, that first started…

When life gives you lemons…

There are some days that are just happy days. Nothing special happening. Just calm, relaxing, stress free, usually sunny, happy days. I love when this happens. When you wake up in the morning with lemon-pie cravings and an Illy espresso to go with it. These days also tend to run fast and the evening comes…