A day in my life

June 2019, I have never seen such a bad tourist june in the 27 years that I live and work here. I worked only 1 day the last week but you know, it doesn’t really bother me. Last year I would have been in a very bad and anxious mood. But since I started doing […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A day in my life

It’s Catholic Easter today and Palm Sunday for the Orthodox church. It’s cold in Crete (14° C) for the time of the year, but I decide anyhow to go for a walk to the monastery of Agios Panteleimonas, a distance of a bit more than 3km from where I live in Fodele. The path goes […]

Three Hierarchs

Today 30 January 2019 we celebrate and honor in the Greek Orthodox Church the Three Hierarchs. The celebration of the Three Hierarchs started in the 11th century when Constantine III Monomachus reorganized the Law School of Constantinople. At that time there were three Saints who were seen as the Saints of education namely Gregoreios the […]

Cretan New Year

2018 is gone and we are the start of 2019. A lot of Cretans have celebrated the change of the year with a game of poker or with playing the dies, for money so that they will have a wealthy start of the New Year! (not for the loosers of course but who knows who […]

Saint George methystis (‘methao’ means getting drunk)

Yesterday in the early evening I was talking over the phone to a friend of mine when the church bells started sounding, wondering why, he told me that on the 3 of November Saint George methystis is celebrated.  A bit a strange name for a saint as ‘o methystis means’ the drunk one. I know, […]