Tomaten/Zucchinibällchen

Auf dem heutigen Ausflug haben wir Tomatenbällchen und Zucchinibällchen gemacht.

Die sind sehr lecker und leicht zu zubereiten.

Für beide braucht man eigentlich die gleichen zutaten. Nur ist die Tomate die Hauptzutat in der einen und die Zucchini in der anderen.

Zutaten. :

4 Tomaten/Zucchini

Die weitere zutaten sind :

2 Zwiebeln, 1 Ei, Minze, Oregano, Salz, Pfeffer, 1 Tasse Mehl und 1 Tasse Paniermehl.

Bereitung :

Die Hauptzutat und die Zwiebel müssen gerieben werden und alle anderen Zutaten werden zu dieser Mischung gegeben.

Dann machen sie Kugeln mit der Mischung, rollen sie in zusätzliches Mehl und die Kugeln werden frittiert.

Wer möchte, kann der mischung auch geriebenen käse hinzufügen.

So einfach kann die griechische Küche sein. Guten Apetit!!

Kretischer Käsekuchen

Heute war wieder ein schöner tag in den bergen, und wie die Kretischer Käsekuchen so gut geschmeckt haben, schreibe ich das Rezept hier unten.

Zutaten für den Teig :

1 Glas frischer Orangensaft

1 Weinglas Olivenöl

1 Rakiglas raki

1 Kilo Mehl und

eine Prise Salz.

Zutaten für die Füllung

1 Kilo mizithra Käse

2 Eier

2 Esslöffel Zucker

ein paar Blätter Minze und

eine Prise Salz.

Bereitung :

Den Teig zubereiten, auf eine Dicke von ca. 2 mm ausrollen und mit einem Glas Kreise in drücken.

Legen Sie die Käsemischung mit einem Kaffeelöffel auf den Teig und falten Sie den Teig fest.

Drücken Sie mit einer Gabel auf die Teigkanten und jetzt können sie in Olivenöl gebacken werden.

servieren Sie mit Honig und guten appetit!!

The Loquat fruit

enjoy the Loquat fruit in May on Crete

When you’re in Crete at the beginning of May you see this kind of tree with it’s yellow fruit everywhere. It has a yellow fruit that has a sweet taste when it’s ripe.

It’s one of the few fruit trees that cary ripe fruit at that time of the year and it is very easy to eat. You should peel the fruit and eat its flesh, it has some dark brown seeds inside that you should not eat.

The video below shows you more about these loquats.

Yoga retreat in Crete with Roswitha Beyer.

Last year I met a Yogini on one of my excursions and during some free time on Spinalonga we started talking about how yoga can change ones life.

I started practicing yoga about a year ago and I still am, the sunny days in Crete are great to practice or to learn more about yoga.

To Beyer, the Yogini I met on Spinalonga is giving a Yoga Retreat in Stalis Crete from 29 of September until the 4,the of October on the beach of the Alexander Beach Hotel. Daily from 8.30 into 12.30 am

Price 230€

Maximum group 10 persons

Ths retreat is open to beginners and advanced yoginis and Yogi’s. You will work on a smooth body in harmony, breathing techniques, flowing exercises and meditation.

For questions and reservations: please contact Roswitha Beyer.

+4915788066516 or Roswitha-beyer@gmx.de Whats App:+491703344149

Good Thursday

Also on Good Thursday, Megali Pemptie preparations for Easter go on. This is the day that the eggs are colored, the traditional color is red that stands for the blood of Jesus Christ, but nowadays also other colors are used. Me I still only use the red color because I like to hold on to tradition.

Good Thursday is also the day that the women go to church with flowers, they will use these flowers to decorate the Epithafio. The Epithafio symbolizes the tomb of Christ and will be used during the Procession on Good Friday. Here in Fodele the Epithafio is decorated with orange blossoms end this smell will stay for a few days in the church now. All women of the village love to participate in this but some will not be allowed because the women who have there monthly period are not allowed to enter the church.

Good Wednesday

Megali Tetarti or Good Wednesday is also a very important day in the Greek Orthodox religion, as it is then that the priests during the evening service bless the oil. Oil that is used to bless people and protect them against sickness of body and mind. To bless the oil the priest will read 7 gospels and announce 7 wishes. After he blessed the oil he will put with the oil a cross on the believers forehead, cheek and hands.

 

 

this picture is not exactly what I explain you in the text above and under because taking a picture of a priest who blesses the oil is not possible.

In several places in Greece also eggs, flower and salt is taken, covered in a basket, to church where it will be blessed by the priest by crossing it with the wooden holy Cross. The eggs will then be colored on Good Thursday and the flower and salt will be used to make the dough for the ‘prozimi’ or yeast that will be used to make the Easter bread, as also in the bread that will be made in the following year.